pv magazine at Intersolar Europe 2010
Exhibition reporter blogs
To provide you with the most holistic Intersolar coverage, pv magazine recruited three readers to act as exhibition reporters: their role was to provide you with a candid insight into the trade show via daily blogs.
Read all about their discoveries below.
Click here to see all Intersolar 2010 product launches.
Leaving Intersolar behind
The last day of the Intersolar 2010 in Munich. The final opportunity to meet new contacts, make business and leave a positive impression on the thousands and thousands of visitors. And the time for my last blog.
The technology from Germany, sun from Africa and where comes the money from?
Technology developers and solar energy service providers struggle to find better and more optimal solutions to meet the needs of their customers and win significant market positions, but this is only part of the work.
Race for returns: the investor’s point of view
Our first credit contract for a German megawatt (MW) installation was about 10 pages long. Financing multi-megawatt installations in an instable market environment and shaky countries as business partners is a much more challenging task. I met with investment professionals and foreign markets managers of one of the global leaders, German-based JUWI.
On how to look and feel like an outsider, and feed-in tariffs
For the second day of the Intersolar trade fair, two changes were mostly noticeable. To find out more, read on!
Grid parity might save us just in time!
Today, meet the CEOs of the most successful EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) players and find out how they tackle the issue of non-subsidized markets. According to benchmark companies, we’ve already crossed the point of no return. Unlimited growth is in reach.
On second thought, let's not go to Camelot!
Now that I look upon my first day spent at the fair, and mostly my first blog, I quickly came to realize that I must have sounded quite optimistic, bordering the utopium of someone who encounters a self-acclaimed prophet and drinks at the fountain of his (or her) words.
Electricity without power grids?
The special side exhibition of this year's Intersolar trade fair in Munich, organized by the German Solar Industry Association (BWS solar), is focused on the rural electrification in developing and emerging economies. The varieties of products, system technologies and services are presented by the 14 member companies demonstrating innovative off-grid technology applications.
The exhibition reporters
Mr. Schwaab is the MD of Plain Energy GmbH, based in Munich, Germany. The topics he’s going to cover include: who is taking the lead in thin film; grid parity; and financing utility scale plants in times of crisis.
Currently completing a Masters in Sustainable Resource Management at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, Croatian-born Ms. Milankov has a keen interest in environmental protection. She will focus on how the solar industry can help developing countries.
Born in Canada, Mathieu Girard is currently working for Allianz’s environmental management department in Germany, as well as completing a Masters in Sustainable Resource Management at Munich's Technical University. His blogs will look at the investment opportunities present in the European PV market.