During the meeting, Dongkai Shangguan, vice president of Flextronics discussed the solar industry in general and the need to lower the cost per watt as an industry imperative. ?
Matt Holzmann, president of Christopher Associates also presented an overview of why an association would be beneficial to the industry and the participants. He placed strong emphasis on a member driven model dedicated to engineering, management, and other related professional activities.
??There was widespread agreement that such an association would have significant benefits both to participants and the industry at large. Afterwards, Mr. Holzmann stated: "This was a great first step. We must now focus on defining the scope and activities of the organization. Member involvement is critical to achieving success." ?
Committees are now being formed to execute the necessary key activities to establish a legal entity and its functions.