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Martin Green Nominated as the “Permanent Honorary Chairman” for SNEC PV POWER EXPO

On the evening of May 8, on the boat of the Huangpu River Cruise & Banquet sponsored by Suntech, Prof. Martin Green took over the appointment letter of the “Permanent Honorary President” from Mr. Xiaodong Chen, the Director of the Group Office of Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., who acted as the representative of Dr. Zhengrong Shi, the Chairman and CEO of Suntech.

Nearly 400 scientists and entrepreneurs from the PV industry around the world witnessed this historical moment. With the support of world-class experts such as Prof. Martin Green, it is believed that SNEC PV POWER EXPO will be better and more outstanding in future!

 

SNEC Runs Well, Which Fully Reflects the Fast Development of Global PV Industry

Since his first visit to China in the 1980s, Prof. Martin Green has been to China for many times, but he clearly remembers that this stay in Shanghai is the longest.

Until the noon of May 8, when the reporter had an interview with him, he and his wife, Mrs. Judy Green, had been stayed in China for 9 days since the entry on April 30. He stayed in Shanghai most of the time during these 9 days, except for one trip to Wuxi to participate in a private activity of his student, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, and the other trip to Beijing for a luncheon of the Australian Embassy in China. The amazing World Expo 2010 and the unprecedented SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO both attracted his special attention.

When being asked about the impression of the two global shows, not only did he sigh with emotion, but he also recalled the development footprint of the PV industry in China, to which he had paid close attention these years:

Ten years ago, when he was invited to make a keynote speech at a photovoltaic seminar held in the Solar Energy Institute of Jiaotong University, he mentioned that China has good conditions for the development of photovoltaic industry. His interpreter at that time was none other than his student, Dr. Zhengrong Shi. In fact, the PV industry hadn’t been formed yet at that time in the world. And there were only a few plants in Germany and Japan in operation. When Dr. Shi established Suntech in 2002, its scale was not as large as that of today, and it didn’t have so many employees as well as so strong social influence as it does today. But now, Suntech has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of PV modules, and China's PV industry has also become the largest in the world, with a value chain ranging from silicon materials to application products, from crystalline silicon to non-crystalline silicon, from PV modules to machines; the output and the number of employees account for over 40% of the world PV market respectively!

With special reference to the SNEC PV Power Expo, Prof. Green said, “One drop of water can reflect the brilliance of the sun, while the SNEC exhibition is just the epitome and emblem of the rapid development of the photovoltaic industry in China and even the world.”

He also pointed out that, “Of course, the SNEC exhibition is successful, also because it’s held in Shanghai -- just have a look at the splendid and wonderful opening ceremony of the World Expo 2010, and then you can have the image.”

Prof. Green also said, “The success of the exhibition also contributes to the organizers’ hard work and wisdom. As we all know, for whatever exhibition, the organizers would all make great efforts, but not every exhibition could be a successful one. However, the SNEC exhibition, as well as the conference -- SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference, is in a great success due to the joint efforts of the organizers -- the 15 international organizations including Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA) and Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES). At this time, Mr. Martin received a phone call, and his wife added, “I’m also very surprised. This exhibition is really the largest and the most attractive PV show I’ve ever seen.”

When being asked for any suggestions for the future SNEC events, Prof. Green frankly expressed that even though the exhibition area had been greatly enlarged, but it seemed that the booths of many companies were still small, and the duration of the exhibition was also too short. He pointed out that “since so many exhibitors would like to participate in the exhibition, then in addition to enlarging the exhibition space, the host could also consider to properly prolong the exhibition duration.”

Enthusiasm for the SNEC PV Power Conference Is Beyond Imagination; It Is Wished to Be Larger Next Year

When it came to the topic about SNEC PV Power Conference, reporter asked Prof. Green for his opinions on the conference. He said, “The conference is also very successful. It has attracted lots of experts and entrepreneurs. It is also out of expectation that a professional and academic forum could receive such enthusiasm beyond imagination. If there is any defect, then it must be that the content of the forum is too rich that many scholars may regret because they cannot attend all of these sessions.”

Reporter said, “Someone saw that when you attended the Grid-Connection and System Integration Forum this morning, you just stood there for some time.”

Prof. Green responded with a nod, “That’s true, because that forum is very good. Several speeches are rather attractive. But many people have to stand there, and even outside the door, due to the limited space in the room. This not only reflects the popularity of the conference, but also shows that the organizer might not have enough foresight. I sincerely hope that every session of the SNEC PV Power Conference next year will have a larger audience -- of course, I also hope the topics of the conference next year could be relatively concentrated, so that all attendees can participate in it more comfortably and will not have any regrets.”

Pleased to be the “Permanent Honorary President” and contribute to the SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO

During the interview, Mrs. Yue Mi, the Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee of SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO and the Executive Vice Chairman of SNEIA, invited Prof. Green to come to Shanghai for future SNEC events very year, and to be the “Permanent Honorary Chairman”. Prof. Green discussed with his wife for a short time and asked, “Do I need to do a lot of work? I am worried that I would be too busy.” Mrs. Mi said, “You don’t need to do specific work. You only need to help come up with some ideas to make SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO better!” After hearing this, Prof. Green readily replied, “OK!”

On that evening, on the boat of the Huangpu River Cruise & Banquet sponsored by Suntech, Prof. Martin Green took over the appointment letter of the “Permanent Honorary President” from Mr. Xiaodong Chen, the Director of the Group Office of Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., who is the representative of Dr. Zhengrong Shi, the Chairman and CEO of Suntech.

Nearly 400 scientists and entrepreneurs from the PV industry around the world witnessed this historical moment. With the support of world-class experts such as Prof. Martin Green, it is believed that SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO will be better and more outstanding!

                                        Reporters: Rosiel、Bellis

  Overview
 
Organizational Structure

·Initiated and Hosted by·
Shanghai Science & Technology Development and Exchange Center
Shanghai Federation of Economic Organizations (SFEO)
Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA);
·Co-organized by·
European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA)
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA)
New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP)
Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA)
German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar)
Delegation of German Industry & Commerce Shanghai/econet china
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA)
International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA)
Chinese-American Institute of Engineers & Scientists (CAIES)

Summary
Photovoltaic companies from 66 countries and regions such as Germany, UK, France, USA, Canada, Japan, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, Russia, India, Taiwan, etc. gathered in Shanghai for this grand occasion. 1,408 exhibitors, 85,000 sq. meter exhibition space and over 100,000 visitors have made SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO once again break the record of PV exhibitions previously held in Asia.

  Data Analysis
 

Photovoltaic companies from 66 countries and regions such as Germany, UK, France, USA, Canada, Japan, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, Russia, India, Taiwan, etc. gathered in Shanghai for this grand occasion. 1,408 exhibitors, 85,000 sq. meter exhibition space and over 100,000 visitors have made SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO once again break the record of PV exhibitions previously held in Asia.

 

Data on Visitors

——May 5: 36,776
——May 6: 40,403
——May 7: 24,337
——Total:101,516

Data on Exhibitors

——Number of the exhibitors: 1,408
——Number of countries and regions originated: 66
——Foreign exhibitors and representatives: 38%
——Total exhibition space (sqm): 85,000

 

       Exhibitor Profile

A

Equipments manufacturers

25.2%

B

Solar cells/modules manufacturers

25.5%

C

Components manufacturers

18.8%

D

PV raw materials producers

25.6%

E

Solar application products manufacturers

5.3%

F

PV systems integrators

5.5%

G

Others

8.9%

       Visitors’ Business Title

A

Executive(President, GM, etc.)

18.3%

B

Senior management (Manager, etc.)

24.6%

C

Other management (Director, etc.)

27.6%

D

Non-management(Staff / professional).

29.5%

           Visitors’ Department and Responsibility

    A

    Purchasing

    26.8%

    B

    Executive management

    10.3%

    C

    Technology support

    14.6%

    D

    Finance and industry analysis

    1.8%

    E

    Government/public policy

    3.7%

    F

    Marketing

    8.1%

    G

    Environment safety and health

    1.6%

    H

    Investment

    4.8%

    I

    Quality guarantee and project test

    3.2%

    J

    Project development

    3.8%

    K

    Training.

    1.6%

    L

    Business agency and cooperation

    5.7%

    M

    Colleges, organizations, experts and scholars

    6.5%

    N

    Others

    7.5%


3. Purchasing Ability

A

Final decision

22.6%

B

Recommendation

36.3%

C

Planning/evaluation

26.5%

D

None

14.6%


 

       Percentage of Interest Products

A

Manufacturing equipment of silicon rods and ingots

13.1%

B

Manufacturing equipment of silicon wafers.

7.6%

C

Manufacturing equipment of cells.

22.3%

D

Manufacturing equipment of panels/modules

15.2%

E

Manufacturing equipment of thin-film panels....

19.0%

F

PV materials

37.8%

G

PV cells

25.3%

H

PV modules

46.8%

I

System integrators

8.5%

J

Module installers

12.6%

K

Solar application products.

6.7%

    Sponsors
  TeraWatt Co-organizers

LDK Solar Co., Ltd.

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
 
  GigaWatt Co-organizers

Applied Materials, Inc.

OCI Company Ltd.
 
  MegaWatt Co-organizers

Gebr. Schmid GmbH + Co.
 

 
  Special Co-organizerzers

Upsolar Co.,Ltd

Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Linyang Solar Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd.

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.

RENA (Shanghai)Co., Ltd.

LE SHAN LEDIAN TIANWEI SILICON-TECH CO.,LTD.
 
  Co-organizersnizers

Suntech Power Holdings Co.,Ltd.

SHANGHAI TOPSOLAR GREEN ENERGY CO., LTD.

Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co.,Ltd.


Oerlikon Solar Ltd., Trubbach

GT Solar Incorporated

Zhejiang Era Solar Co.,Ltd.

Komax Solar Inc.

BEIJING TONSAN ADHESIVE CO., LTD

CH2M HILL CONSTRUCTORS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD
  Highlights and Achievements
 
Asia Pacific PV Industry Council (APPIC) Established in Shanghai

On the afternoon of May 7, 2010, a new cross-regional photovoltaic industry association -- Asia Pacific PV Industry Council (APPIC) was established in Shanghai. The signing ceremony and press conference were held at Shanghai International Convention Center. Many Heads of industry organizations from the Asia Pacific region came all the way to Shanghai to attend this conference. They include Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA), South Korea New Energy & Renewable Energy Association, Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA), Australian PV Association (APVA), Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA). Meanwhile, Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore said they would also join this organization and take part in its activities actively.

Prof. Martin Green, Executive Research Director of the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of New South Wales, who is called the “Father of Photovolatics”, presented the signing ceremony and announced the establishment of APPIC. Later, this respectable scientist who devotes all his life to solar energy delivered a short but touching speech, followed by group interview by media from home and abroad.
Martin Green Nominated as the “Permanent Honorary Chairman” for SNEC PV POWER EXPO

On the evening of May 8, on the boat of the Huangpu River Cruise & Banquet sponsored by Suntech, Prof. Martin Green took over the appointment letter of the “Permanent Honorary President” from Mr. Xiaodong Chen, the Director of the Group Office of Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., who acted as the representative of Dr. Zhengrong Shi, the Chairman and CEO of Suntech.

Nearly 400 scientists and entrepreneurs from the PV industry around the world witnessed this historical moment. With the support of world-class experts such as Prof. Martin Green, it is believed that SNEC PV POWER EXPO will be better and more outstanding in future!

“Power of Sports, Energy of Life” ---Go to 2010 World Cup in South Africa with Yingli Green Energy (Theme Activity)

As the official global sponsor of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Yingli Green Energy, in cooperation with the organizer, launched the activity ”Enter the Raffle and Win a Great PRIZE--Ticket of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa” during SNEC (2010) PV POWER EXPO, which eventually became the company’s big highlight at SNEC2010 concerning interaction with visitors.

The “power of sports” shown by the active sportsmen on the stage and the “energy of life” displayed by Yingli green products combined to perfectly explain the integration of “green goal” of World Cup and “green life”. The activity produced three Lucky Awards through which three visitors received the Ticket to 2010 World Cup. In addition, it produced 10 First Prizes, 20 Second Prizes, 30 Third Prizes and 50 Encouragement Prizes.

Site visit to the PV demonstration base & manufacturing factories; Investment environment inspection and Sightseeing around the Yangtze Delta region
 

Date

Activity

Dinner & Accommodation

May 10

Morning

Departure from Shanghai to Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province;
Visit to Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. and Xingzhou Industrial Park;
Departure from Wuxi to Nantong City

Four Star Standard Hotel
(Changzhou)

Lunch

Nantong

Afternoon

Visit to Nantong Economic and Technological Development Zone ;
Departure from Nantong to Yancheng City; Visit to PV Industry Park, Tinghu District, and Jiangsu Bright Lamps Co.,Ltd.
Departure from Yancheng to Changzhou City after dinner

May 11

Morning

Visit to Trina Solar;
Departure from Changzhou to Yixing City;
Visit to GUODIAN JINTECH SOLAR ENERGY (YIXING) CO., LTD. and Yixing Economic Development Zone

Four Star Standard Hotel
(Hangzhou)

Lunch

Yixing

Afternoon

Departure from Yixing to Changxing County;
Visit to Tianneng Group and Changxing Economic Development Zone;
Departure from Changxing to Hangzhou City; Sightseeing around the West Lake after dinner

May 12

Morning

Visit to CHINT SOLAR (ZHEJIANG) CO., Ltd.; Departure from Hangzhou to Tongxiang City; Visit to Tongxiang Optical & Electronic Industrial Park

Happy Ending

Lunch

Tongxiang

Afternoon

Back to Shanghai;
Visit to Jinshan Industrial Zone and to Shanghai Solar Energy Research Center in Minhang District

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