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Quality as a Competitive Advantage

PV Module and PV Power Plant Workshop - China 2012 to address Quality Assurance and Cost Reduction Methods for the Solar Industry

The drastic reductions in module prices and intense competition are accelerating the market development of the solar industry around the globe. More than ever before, lowered production costs, innovation and comprehensive quality assurance have become key factors for business success. In their PV Module and PV Power Plant Workshop - China 2012, the organizers Solarpraxis and TÜV Rheinland will be offering the essential information needed for the quality assurance of modules – normally the biggest single investment item in a photovoltaic plant. The event will take place on October 30 and 31, 2012 in Shanghai.

China is not only one of the largest production regions, but is also set to become one of the largest markets for photovoltaics in the future. By 2015, 21 gigawatts of solar capacity will have been installed; by 2020, 50 gigawatts. Following a presentation about how the market is developing in China and the world, innovative photovoltaic components and materials will be presented, and their feasibility for cost reductions reviewed. New test methods for modules will be illustrated together with ways to prevent damage during shipping. In addition, quality controls for the production line and successful project development for the Chinese market will be discussed. Here, the issues examined will include the main difficulties in financing and insuring solar projects in China and what joint venture and exit possibilities exist. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition in which companies will demonstrate application concepts and mature solutions for the industry. The speakers will include Li Junfeng, Director General of the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center (NCSC), Qin Haiyan, General Director of the China General Certification Center (CGC), Dengyuan Song, Technical Director at Yingli Green Energy, Pierre Verlinden, Chief Scientist at Trina Solar, and Govindasamy Tamizhmani, President of TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC.

Around 200 international participants are expected, including module and inverter manufacturers, suppliers, project developers and EPCs. The conference languages will be English and Chinese with simultaneous translation.

Judith Hübner, phone: +49 (0)30 / 72 62 96-327, Email: judith.huebner(at)

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