Of the 56 IPVEA members, 33 attended the member meeting, which was lead by association President Sven E. Jarby from Oerlikon. Patrick Binkowska, Head of Business
Unit Photovoltaic at SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES in Kahl, Germany, and Ludger Wahlers,
President of ISRA SOLAR VISION, a business unit of ISRA VISION AG, as well
as Carsten Busch, Head of Profit Center Solar at ABB Automation GmbH/Robotics, were elected as new IPVEA board members.
During the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Valencia, the PV Production Forum 2010, jointly organized by EU PVSEC and the IPVEA, attracted 250 participants in its three sessions about PV markets, silicon and thin film production today. Bryan Ekus, Managing Director of IPVEA, is pleased with the outcome of this first PV Production Forum. “The PV Production Forum 2010 has been a great opportunity to explore the connection between science and industry,” he said. “Definitely, this will be repeated next year in Hamburg at the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.”
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Founded in May 2008, the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) is an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials used in PV ingot, wafer, cell (crystalline and thin-film), and panel manufacturing. The overall mission of the association is to provide members with a forum for information, discussion and exchange of ideas, as well as ways to develop business opportunities and strategic partnerships. The association is the unified voice of the manufacturing segment of the PV industry. As such, the association evaluates and recommends exhibitions, conferences, sales channels and methods of communications that can be effective for its member companies. For more information, visit http://www.ipvea.org.