Making the Philippines a manufacturing hub for solar power production

Solar energy experts will tackle the possibility of making the Philippines a manufacturing hub for solar energy production, its challenges and strategies.

These issues would be addressed by solar energy experts who will gather at the first ever Philippine Solar Photovoltaic Summit during the Philippine Semiconductor and Electronics Convention and Exhibition, which will run from June 1-3, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

The three-day event is being hosted by the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) and the Philippine Solar Power Alliance (PSPA). The German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries also supports the event.

Invited participants are managers, engineers, CEOs of manufacturing, generation and supplier companies engaged in the solar energy business. Also invited are government bodies/legislators, research and funding institutions, chambers of commerce, the media and other parties interested in the development of solar energy in the Philippines and in the region

The 2011 Philippine Solar Energy/Photovoltaic Summit will be the first to bring together government, businesses, funding institutions, research agencies, and most of all, manufacturers, suppliers, and power generation companies engaged in wafer slicing, cell fab, panel manufacturing, systems integration and renewable energy solutions.

At the same time, it will provide a venue for learning about global trends and best practices from countries with long and proven experience in the renewable energy/solar power sectors; and acquiring knowledge on how these solar companies and governments set out to establish a solar energy industry, met challenges, and expanded renewable energy in their regions.

Highlighting the summit is the CEO Forum/Roundtable Discussion that will tackle the topic: ‘Making the Philippines a solar manufacturing hub: Strategies & Challenges.’ The summit will also feature speakers from various countries representing Asia, Europe, and North America.