Glass and solar come together
By Messe Düsseldorf
By Messe Düsseldorf
April 29, 2011 – Solar Meets Glass has received positive feedback from the over 150 delegates from the glass and solar industry. The event, which was organized by Messe Düsseldorf and Solarpraxis AG, took place on April 13 as part of the 3rd Photovoltaics Thin-Film Week held at the Berlin Adlershof Technology Park in Germany from April 11-15.
Other components at the event were the Thin-Film Industry Forum
organized by Solarpraxis AG, the 2nd International Workshop on CIGS solar cell technology managed by PVcomB (the Thin-Film and
Nanotechnology Competence Centre for Photovoltaics in Berlin) and the
VDMA (German Engineering Federation) Annual Conference for Photovoltaics Production Equipment.
In addition to providing an overview of the market and technology, Solar Meets Glass focused on the subjects of quality, logistics and
materials – each with the purpose of discussing interfaces between the
glass and solar industries. “This year we consciously decided to put the
emphasis on thin-film PV, as glass is a material of absolutely vital
importance for a variety of reasons. Thematically, this added up to an
excellent event where delegates at the Solar Meets Glass conference
also benefited from the added value of other events at the Photovoltaics
Thin-Film Week,” explained Hans Werner Reinhard, deputy managing director at Messe Düsseldorf.
Karl-Heinz Remmers, CEO of Solarpraxis AG, added: “We are pleased
that by bringing together various events during the Thin-Film Week this
year we could create additional synergies, so that even more delegates
came to Adlershof than last year. PVcomB, Messe Düsseldorf and VDMA
complemented each other very well in the way they worked together and
addressed various target groups, so that the Photovoltaics Thin-Film
Week is now even more widely known in the industry.”
The delegates explicitly praised the Solar Meets Glass conference
for providing a platform for an exchange between the solar and glass
industries where pressing issues and solution proposals could be
discussed. Glass is one of the key elements for any future increase in
efficiency and for cost reductions in photovoltaics.
Messe Düsseldorf and Solarpraxis AG are planning to work together
again in 2012, when the next Solar Meets Glass conference will be held
as part of the Photovoltaics Thin-Film Week at the Adlershof Technology
Park in Berlin.