NPD Solarbuzz Conference to Explore China’s Dual Role in PV Supply and Demand

Prestigious Speaker Line-Up from Trina Solar, JA Solar, ReneSola, and Jinko Enhanced by Chinese Solar Authorities CGN and National Development and Reform Commission

Santa Clara, Calif., July 2, 2012—In Q4’12, China is set to dominate both PV (photovoltaic) module supply and market demand for the first time ever. In fact, end-user market demand during 2H’12 is being stimulated by a range of emerging countries across the Asia-Pacific region including India, Japan and Australia. And with leading PV manufacturers in China aggressively targeting these new markets, understanding both supply and demand related to the Chinese PV market has now become essential for every company active in the PV industry.

The 2012 NPD Solarbuzz China PV Conference, which will be held July 19-20 at the Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel, will address the essential topics and themes required to understand Chinese PV supply and demand during 2H’12 and beyond.

During the event, two keynote addresses will be delivered by well-known Chinese solar authorities. Professor Sicheng Wang from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will speak about China’s PV incentive policies on the morning of July 19. The NDRC is a Chinese government office that plays a critical role in the development of Chinese PV policy. In addition, Mr. Qinghao Han, the Chairman of CGN, will speak about the PV market outlook from the perspective of a Chinese PV developer.

According to Finlay Colville, Vice President at NPD Solarbuzz, “During the country’s rapid rise to the top of the PV industry, the world has been paying close attention to the strategies and tactics of government and private sector PV players in China. Hearing first-hand from speakers such as Professor Wang and Mr. Han will provide the insight so many seek into Chinese PV policy and development.”

Figure 1: Quantity of PV Projects in China Across Different PV Application Segments

Source: NPD Solarbuzz China Deal Tracker, June 2012

The NPD Solarbuzz China PV Conference is targeted specifically at PV manufacturers, equipment and materials suppliers, developers, industry experts and policy influencers. The conference themes and invited speakers have been chosen specifically to provide the most comprehensive coverage of key factors that have the strongest impact on PV supply, demand and company profitability. The latest market forecast will be covered by prominent NPD Solarbuzz market analysts, while senior executives from the industry’s top manufacturers will outline different strategies being used by domestic and global pace-setters.

Conference sessions will highlight upstream technologies, PV supply issues related to manufacturing technology innovation and end-market policies reflecting demand across China, the US, Japan, emerging markets and major European countries.

In addition to Wang and Han, conference speakers include key NPD Solarbuzz analysts covering all supply and demand trends, complemented by a host of top names from leading PV manufacturers including Trina Solar, JA Solar, ReneSola, Jinko Solar and Hareon Solar.

To view the full list of speakers, register or review a detailed agenda, please follow the link to the Solarbuzz China PV Conference.

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