EXPO Solar 2010 Offered Timely Outlook for the Global PV Market in 2010

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 10 /CNW/ --

    - EXPO Solar 2010 has been the first exhibition to provide an early
      glimpse of the global photovoltaic industry this year

Over 3 bustling days, from 3 to 5 February, 2010, the photovoltaic market was all abuzz at one spot, at KINTEX, Korea. After its huge success last year, EXPO Solar (http://www.exposolar.org) came back this year to get even more enthusiastic welcome and responses from both exhibitors and visitors alike.

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After a very difficult year in 2009, the PV market is witnessing some signs of recovery all over the world. As the global PV market begins its path to recovery, solar professionals headed to EXPO Solar 2010 to gauge the market sentiment.

Across three days, the event attracted an average of 10,000 visitors per day and brought over 1,000 key buyers from major PV markets including Germany, Italy and the U.S.

World-class electronics giants Samsung and LG showed their seriousness about solar by participating in EXPO Solar 2010 -- their first-ever participation in an event of its kind.

Samsung Electronics unveiled its c-Si solar cells with 18% efficiency and modules with 255Wp for the first time to the international market. LG Electronics introduced its thin-film solar cells with world's top-level efficiency of 11.1%.

More than 300 market-leading companies participated including Schmalz, Schmid, TEMPRESS, TIGO ENERGY, KLA-Tencor, Synova SA, EFD (a NORDSON company), Coherent, Jonas & Redmann Photovoltaics Production Solutions, Kaco New Energy, NPC, Vector Japan, Trina Solar, Astronergy, ET Solar, C.E.E.G, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Nexolon, SKC, LST Energy, Dyesoltimo, Jusung Engineering, SFA, AMC, EO Technics, Paru, GNR, D-Solartech and Samyang Reduction Gear.

Exhibitors reported results that exceeded expectations. "The visibility and exposure we generated at this event among key influencers has been invaluable for us as we expand our business to Asia and the world," said Jerome Mazet, APAC Marketing Manager of Trina Solar.

Commenting on the continued growth of EXPO Solar, Jeffrey Choi, Chairman of the EXPO Solar Organizing Committee, said, "More than 65% of the exhibitors of EXPO Solar 2010 have not only booked their space for the 2011 event, but doubled their booth size."

The next EXPO Solar will be held from 16 to 18 February, 2011, at KINTEX, Korea.

Press Contact:

     Jeanny Lim
     EXPO Solar
     Tel: +82-2-719-6931
     Email: swied@infothe.com



For further information: For further information: Jeanny Lim,+82-2-719-6931,swied@infothe.com Web Site: http://www.exposolar.org

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