Conferences will take place at the Hotel Solamar the week of May 3, 2010.

What: IntertechPira’s 5th annual Photovoltaics Summit 2010 will take place May 3-5, 2010, and will provide an in-depth analysis of the world’s photovoltaics (PV) markets, new and emerging PV technologies, developments with thin film PV, financing and access to capital and advances with PV materials and manufacturing.

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Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2010 follows immediately after the Photovoltaics Summit (May 5-7, 2010) and continues the focus on the solar industry covering the current market and recent trends for the CSP industry, the latest issues in planning and plant proposals, regulatory concerns, finance and purchasing requirements and technical developments and materials advancements.

Who: The solar industry’s key players!

Photovoltaics Summit 2010 will feature more than 20 presentations from industry experts including Brian Robertson, CEO, Amonix; Glen Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Agile Energy, Brian Murphy, President & CEO, Fulcrum Technologies; Charles Hanley, Solar Systems Manager, Sandia National Laboratories; Gerald Fine, CEO & President, Schott Solar Inc.; Roger Little, Chairman & CEO, Spire Corporation; Subhendu Guha, SVP/Chairman, United Solar Ovonic; and Thomas Rooney, CEO, SPG Solar and many more.

The program for Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2010 blends more than 30 presentations from a government focus, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the California Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy, with some of the most innovative companies in the industry like SolarReserve, Stirling Energy Systems Inc., BrightSource Energy, Flabeg, Abengoa Solar, ACCIONA Solar Power and eSolar.

When: Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7, 2010

Where: Hotel Solamar San Diego
435 6th Ave,
San Diego, CA 92101

Contacts: For all media inquiries, including press pass information prior to the conference, please contact Danielle Marks at 207-781-9637 or Danielle.marks@pira-international.com.

Additional Information:

· To download the complete agenda and event schedule for the Photovoltaics Summit 2010, visit www.photovoltaicssummit.com.

· To download the complete agenda and event schedule for Concentrating Solar Thermal Power 2010, visit www.cstpower-conference.com

About IntertechPira
IntertechPira provides events, market research, publications, strategic and technical consulting to niche, emerging and high growth industries. Market coverage includes lighting and displays, alternative energy, home and personal care, industrial biotechnology, performance materials and chemicals. IntertechPira is a division of Pira International.

Danielle Marks
Communications Manager- IntertechPira/Pira International

Phone: 207 781 9637, Fax: 207 781 2150, E-Mail: danielle.marks@pira-international.com
Postal Address: 19 Northbrook Drive, Portland, ME 04105, USA

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