GlobalSpec Announces Free Solar Energy Online Tradeshow & Event

Online Event Offers Industry-Insider's View on the Latest Developments Driving Today's Solar Energy Industry

Oct 16, 2012, 11:00 ET from GlobalSpec

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Who: GlobalSpec, the leading specialized vertical search, information services, e-publishing and online events company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS)

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What: GlobalSpec Online Trade Shows & Events are one-day, live and interactive sessions that connect a worldwide community of suppliers and distributors with their target market of engineering, technical and industrial professionals. At this free online event, attendees will explore the latest developments in photovoltaic and solar thermal systems; learn of developments in concentrating solar power; and examine new applications for passive solar. Attendees can also interact with exhibitors, network with their peers, and participate in key educational sessions to help them keep pace with today's fast-changing alternative and renewable energy marketplace.

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT (8:30 AM2:00 PM PDT)

  • Visit the Exhibit Hall, chat with booth representatives, learn about new products, and more.
  • Visit the Knowledge Exchange to interact with other attendees and learn about new technology and products.
  • Visit the Resource Center and download materials.

Where: Free registration online at

Event Schedule

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM10:00 AM PDT)

North America Solar Outlook: A Rational View
This presentation will provide an up-to-date assessment of modifications to North American solar policies and their impact on the timing and shape of future PV investment.
Presented by Wade Shafer, research analyst, IHS Emerging Energy Research; Thomas Maslin, senior analyst, IHS Emerging Energy Research; Reese Tisdale, (former) research director, IHS EER's Solar Advisory Services

1:00 PM1:30 PM EDT (10:00 AM10:30 AM PDT)

When Does Solar Make Sense for a Remote Site?
Solar electric power is a valuable technology providing continuous, reliable and cost-effective power when used in appropriate applications. However, there are fundamental questions to consider when sizing and specifying solar for a remote site. This presentation will present six questions for assessment about the location and equipment to be powered when considering solar for a remote location.
Presented by Richard Martino, engineering manager, SunWize Technologies

1:30 PM2:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM11:30 AM PDT)

Keep on Tracking — SKF Perspective on the Solar Energy Market
Solar energy is poised for unprecedented growth globally, supported by the development of various technologies ranging from photovoltaics (PV) to concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) panels and concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. Tracking systems are needed to increase productivity and reduce power generation costs, thus supporting the world's green initiatives.
Presented by Mahdi Sebti, global segment manager, Renewable Energy Business Unit, SKF

2:30 PM3:00 PM EDT (11:30 AM12:00 PM PDT)

Ensuring the Longevity of Solar Electrical Inverters
The longevity and reliability of electrical inverters in solar electric systems is highly dependent on the level of protection from harsh environmental factors. This presentation will discuss four key factors that must be considered in the design of enclosures for electrical inverters.
Presented by Steven Leidig, manager of enclosure engineering, Crenlo

3:00 PM3:45 PM EDT (12:00 AM12:45 PM PDT)

Charged Quantum Dots Boost Solar Cell Efficiency
A novel and original technology that is based on effective control of electron processes via nanoscale engineering of a three-dimensional potential profile employing quantum dots with built-in charge (Q-BIC). Modeling and experiments show that the Q-BIC design increases solar cell efficiency due to enhanced harvesting of solar radiation and suppression of recombination processes.
Presented by Vladimir Mitin, acting CEO, Optoelectronic Nanodevices LLC

About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

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