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EU-PVSEC 2011: Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition

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  • A friend recently mentioned to me that I don’t look like I’m really happy in my pictures online, this one is for you…

    I found this picture that someone took from across the way at the PVSEC (European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibit) in Germany a few weeks ago. (It has been zoomed in and cropped.) I don’t always love to travel, but I must admit that this was a very good trip. Our team had a great time in Germany – and met with many of the key people we talk with throughout the year. I felt that the show this year was a little slow, although our conference room was almost always full and our leads have been rather successful so far.

    So here’s what I thought about the 2011 PVSEC:

    • The conference hall (as usual) was a long walk from the exhibition. Tech guys are sometimes spread thin between working at an exhibit and catching a presentation. It would be great if it was easier to juggle these activities.
    • Germany IS the location for the premier solar show of the year, good job!
    • There is so much to see. Four-day tradeshows are long, but this one stayed interesting with so many things going on.
    • It’s good to see so many equipment vendors still showing off their products. Other shows this year have been (in my opinion) light on equipment, but the PVSEC is the place to be to get demos – especially for tabbing/stringing lines.

    If you made it out to the show, feel free to leave a message - I’d be interested in knowing what you thought of the PVSEC this year!

    Your PV Application Engineer,

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert