24th Symposium on Photovoltaic Solar Energy: SCHOTT Solar seeks dialogue with customers, users and developers

Date: 3 March 2009
Source: SCHOTT Solar
OTTI PV Symposium convenes from March 4 - 6, 2009 at Banz Monastery in Bad Staffelstein, Germany SCHOTT Solar reveals latest developments, including a high-performance double glass module Opportunity to tour the site of SCHOTT Solar in Alzenau The most important photovoltaic user forum in the German-speaking region is now heading into the 24th round.

From March 4 – 6, Germany’s solar industry will be meeting in Bad Staffelstein to talk about the latest developments in technology, current market developments and experience with photovoltaic systems. SCHOTT Solar will again be attending and plans to introduce its latest developments, including a high-performance double glass module that owes its high degree of effectiveness to a new surface structure for the cells that features an ISO texture.

“For years, the OTTI PV Symposium has been one of the most important dates in our ‘solar year’. We will be participating in this key convention for Germany’s solar industry already for the 17th time and look forward to the lively exchange with our customers and users,” notes Michael Harre, Chief Sales Officer at SCHOTT Solar AG. “The OTTI Symposium also provides us with an appropriate forum for discussing research and development topics,” he explains.

This year, the company will not only be revealing its latest developments, but also inviting all interested participants to visit the company’s site in Alzenau on March 6. A tour through the SmartSolarFab and solar cell production at SCHOTT Solar AG will round off the agenda of the 24th Symposium on Photovoltaic Solar Energy.

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SCHOTT Solar’s high quality products exploit the virtually inexhaustible potential of the sun as a renewable source of energy. For this purpose SCHOTT Solar produces important components for photovoltaic applications and solar energy plants with parabolic trough technology. In the photovoltaic industry, the company is one of the few integrated manufacturers of crystalline silicon wafers, solar cells and photovoltaic modules. Wafer production is mainly carried out through a WACKER SCHOTT Solar joint venture, which ensures the supply of silicon necessary for long-term growth. Thanks to over 20 years of experience in thin-film technology, SCHOTT Solar also regards itself as one of the industry’s cutting-edge companies. In receiver production for solar power plants with parabolic trough technology, SCHOTT Solar considers itself to be the market and technology leader. The receivers are key components in large-scale power plants that generate electricity from solar energy centrally on the basis of parabolic trough technology and can supply entire cities with power. SCHOTT Solar has production facilities in Germany, the Czech Republic, the USA and Spain. SCHOTT Solar’s innovative power and technological expertise date back to the late 1950s. The main shareholder of SCHOTT Solar AG is SCHOTT AG, Mainz. SCHOTT develops special materials, components and systems for the household appliance, pharmaceutical, solar energy, electronics, optical and automotive industries. With around 17,300 employees, the SCHOTT Group generated a worldwide turnover of 2.2 billion euros in fiscal year 2007/2008. 

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