PV Group Webinar “Feed-in Tariffs Critical to Drive Global PV Demand” will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2010


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MEDIA ADVISORY

January 21, 2010

CONTACT: Deborah Geiger (408) 943-7988, SEMI PV Group

PV Group Webinar “Feed-in Tariffs Critical to Drive Global PV Demand” will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

San Jose, California – More than 100 people are expected to participate in the SEMI PV Group webinar “FIT for Life: The Importance of Feed-in Tariffs in Driving Global PV Demand” on January 26. The webinar will present perspectives on feed-in tariffs from a panel of industry experts, with an introduction by Dan Martin, executive VP of the PV Group and moderation by Steve Buehler.

Topics and panelists include:

  • Why FIT Policies are Important (what FITs are, their role in Germany, and more)
    Gerhard Stryi-Hipp, Fraunhofer, ISE
  • The Importance of Establishing a Stable Investment Climate for PV
    Mark Fulton, Deutsche Bank
  • Global FIT Update (Germany, Spain, Japan, US, and emerging markets)
    Wilson Rickerson, Meister Consultants Group

The webinar will include a panel discussion on “Best Practices in FIT Policy Design” and a Q&A session. This webinar is one of many taking place at SEMI as part of its PV initiative.

WHO: Anyone interested in the future of solar/PV

WHAT: Webinar: FIT for Life-- The Importance of Feed-in Tariffs in Driving Global PV Demand

WHERE: Online - REGISTER NOW!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 11:00am PST/ 1:00pm EST

This important webinar follows the release of the PV Group’s White Paper, “Advancing a Sustainable Solar Future: SEMI PV Group Policy Principles and Recommended Best Practices for Solar Feed-in Tariffs.” Nearly 80 percent of the world’s solar demand arises from FIT-supported policy environments. Currently, over 40 different feed-in tariff policies are in effect around world, with no two alike. The PV Group paper recommends a set of best practices against which future policy development can be benchmarked. Webinar attendees are also encouraged to download a copy of the Feed-in Tariff White Paper.

About SEMI PV Group:

The PV Group is a SEMI special interest group that serves the photovoltaic supply chain. Participating companies provide manufacturing equipment, materials, cells, modules, sub-systems, and components to the solar energy industry worldwide. The PV Group mission is to advance industry growth, support continuous efficiency improvements and promote sustainable business practices through international standards development, events, public policy advocacy, EHS support, market intelligence, and other services. For more information, visit: www.pvgroup.org.