PVSEC forum gathers PV equipment execs

At the PV Production Forum 2011, solar manufacturing equipment company executives will discuss photovoltaics markets, and silicon and thin film solar cell manufacturing technologies.

August 29, 2011 — On September 6, during the European Photovoltaics Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Germany for the PV Production Forum 2011, solar manufacturing equipment company executives will discuss photovoltaics markets, and silicon and thin film solar cell manufacturing technologies.  

The PV Production Forum 2011 is jointly organized by EU PVSEC and IPVEA – International PV Equipment Association.

This forum addresses best practices and case studies for PV production management, purchasing staff, and product managers to increase throughput and efficiency and reduce production costs.

The Executive Equipment Roundtable Discussion will be moderated by Markus Hoehner, CEO, Hoehner Research & Consulting Group. Panelists for the discussion include:

  • Carsten Busch, Head of Solar PV, ABB Automation
  • Klaus Eberhardt, Technology Manager PV, M+W Germany
  • Dr. Peter Fath, CTO at Centrotherm Photovoltaics
  • Dr. Charlie Gay, President, Applied Solar
  • Jörg Hahn, Manager Sales & Marketing Solar Division, Leybold Optics
  • Thomas Hengst, CSO, Roth & Rau
  • Gerd Hesser, Business Development Photovoltaic’s, Pall GmbH
  • Markus Hoehner, CEO, Hoehner Research & Consulting Group
  • Dr. Patrick Hofer-Noser, CTO, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.
  • Dr. Florian Holzapfel, Chief Executive Officer, Calyxo GmbH
  • Sylvère Leu, Chief Innovation Officer, Meyer Burger Technology
  • Dieter Manz, Chief Executive Officer, Manz Automation AG
  • Mark Osbourne, Senior Editor, PV-Tech.org
  • Arnout Peters, Product Manager, Sony Chemicals Europe
  • HUANG Qiang Vice President of Technology, Director of State Key Lab of PV Science and Technology, China. TRINA SOLAR LIMITED
  • Jean Revel, R&D Engineer, Komax Solar
  • Dr. Andreas Reischl, Product Manager PV, SCHILLER AUTOMATION
  • Dr. Pietro Rossetto, Chief Engineer of Wafer Unit and Vice Director of Tech Center, LDK Solar
  • Christian Seider, Solar Industry Leader Europe, IBM Sales and Consulting
  • Dr. Akbar Tellenbach, Product Marketing, Siemens
  • Peter Tinner, Head of Sales & Marketing at Oerlikon Solar
  • Joachim Ufheil, Process Technology Specialist, Somont
  • Thomas Umschlag, Head of sales clean room systems, Manz
  • Steffen Uredat, R&D Department, LayTec in-line
  • Dionysios Kolovos-Vellianitis, Product Manager – Solar Thin Films, Singulus Technologies
  • Helfried Weinzerl, Business Development Manager Solar PV, CH2M HILL
  • Dr. Stuart Wenham, Chief Technology Officer, Suntech
  • Egbert Wenninger, Vice President Sales, Grenzebach Maschinenbau
  • John West, President, VLSI Research
  • Dr. Roland Wertz, Group Leader, Fraunhofer IPA

Market Session:

  • Status of the Global Equipment and Materials Market for PV Factories in the World
  • FAB Manager Panel Discussion
  • Reducing Manufacturing Cost/Wp through Smart and Forward-thinking Factory Planning, Design & Construction
  • Panel Session – Equipment Executive Roundtable Discussion
  • Integrated PV Value Chain ? A Smarter Approach to Success!

Silicon Session:

  • Considerations about the Return on Investment (ROI) for Online Analyzers in the Polysilicon Production
  • Optimized Handling and Automation in Wafer and Cell Mass Manufacturing
  • Novel Structuring Solution for Solar Cells via Etching Paste Deposited in a Dispensing Process
  • Fully Integrated Tracking in the PV Industry
  • Latest Flexible Automation versus Manual Work in Mass Production of Cell- and Modules
  • Modeling to Determine the Most Favourable Soldering Parameters in Respect to Cell Efficiency
  • Solar Cell Conductive Film (SCF): A New Connecting Material between Ribbon and Solar Cells
  • High Quality Modules Production with 100% In-Line Testing

Thin Film Session:

  • Deposition of Backside Passivation Layers in Mass Production
  • Vertical Integration ? Benefits and Limitations
  • Advanced Equipment for Thin Film PV Coatings on Glass
  • Gas Purification for Photovoltaics
  • Line Concepts for Thin Film Solar Lines
  • CIGSSe Absorber Formation Equipment for High Scale Production
  • Efficiency Improvements and Shorter Return on Invest on Thin Film PV Modules
  • In-line Monitoring of Layer Thickness and Composition of CIGS and CdTe Thin Film Layers

View the PV Production Forum Conference Brochure: http://www.ipvea.org/fileadmin/association/img-content/pv-production-forum/PV_Forum_2011/IPVEA_PV_Prod_Forum_2011_new.pdf

Learn more about IPVEA at www.ipvea.org.

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