Solar energy has increased at a remarkable pace in the United States and throughout the world over the past decade. The resulting cost per kilowatt-hour of solar PV (photovoltaic) systems has been dropping while electricity generated from traditional fossil fuels has become increasingly expensive. As a result, industry experts predict that solar power will reach cost parity with conventional power sources in many U.S. markets by 2015.
Embracing these dynamic international market directions, glasstec 2010 will now also cater to an industry segment widely considered to be the world's fastest growing energy technology: solar energy production.
Under the name solarpeq – International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment – this interesting and exciting trade show opened its doors today in Duesseldorf, Germany. In 2008, the last time glasstec was held and before solarpeq was conceived, over 150 glasstec exhibitors introduced their innovations within the solar/photovoltaic sector, and now this year 250 exhibitors from 30 countries will present their companies and products at the debut of solarpeq.
solarpeq is open to all companies offering process engineering / production equipment for thin film and crystalline PV - from machinery and equipment for the production of solar applications to suppliers of components and raw materials, and will highlight the following product categories:
- Cell and module production (crystalline and thin-film)
- Silicon and ingot production
- Wafer production
- Components and process-accompanying technology
- Measurement and testing technology/software
- Solar glass
Be sure to join us in embracing this technology and this new trade show platform for the production of solar based power: SOLARPEQ 2010!