Solar and glass industries converge in Berlin
By Patrick Flannery
March 21, 2011 – On April 13 the Solar Meets Glass 2nd Industry Summit for Quality, Logistics and Materials conference will once again bring together the glass and solar energy industry to the same table to discuss the overlap of pressing themes from both sectors.
March 21, 2011 – On
April 13, the Solar Meets Glass 2nd Industry Summit for Quality,
Logistics and Materials conference will bring together the
glass and solar energy industry to the same table to discuss pressing themes from both sectors.
The conference is being
held within the framework of the 3rd Photovoltaics Thin-Film Week, the
world’s largest event for thin-film photovoltaics, in Berlin at the
Technologiepark Adlershof. In
addition to a market and technology overview, the themes of quality,
logistics and material will also be on the agenda. The event is
at the manufacturers of thin film as well as crystalline photovoltaics,
solar system integrators and the manufacturers of PV installation
The event is also addressing the suppliers of automation
technology, glass manufacturers, system suppliers of glass application
and glass installation systems as well as suppliers to the glass and
solar energy sector.
As far as the conference is concerned, Solarpraxis AG, one of the
leading know-how providers in the renewable energies industry with many
years of experience both as a conference organizer and in the
engineering sector, is cooperating with Messe Düsseldorf. This is the
continuation of the conference format, which celebrated its successful
premiere at Glasstec/Solarpeq in autumn, 2010. Glasstec, the most
significant international trade fair for the glass industry, as well as
the trade fair for solar production technology,
Solarpeq, had brought
together around 200 experts from both industry sectors who were
unanimous in positively assessing this opportunity for dialogue.
event focussed on the increasing significance of the material components in glass to
reducing costs and increasing the degree of effectiveness in
photovoltaic applications. With the second Solar Meets Glass conference
this format is now also being established in the period between the
In addition, Messe Düsseldorf and Solarpraxis AG are cooperating abroad
within the framework of similar congress formats on the theme of solar
energy and glass. On January 13 in Mumbai, the 1st Solar
Industry Summit India was held parallel to Glasspex India, a member of
the Messe Düsseldorf international glass trade fair family.