United Solar, the global manufacturer of UNI-SOLAR® lightweight, flexible solar modules and a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) (OTC:ENERQ.PK), announced that Kanematsu Corporation will be exhibiting UNI-SOLAR products at the 5th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo (PV Expo 2012) in Tokyo, Japan from February 29th- March 2nd.
PV Expo 2012 is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight venue. The Kanematsu booth is located in the solar/module zone of the exhibit hall at booth number E41-47. The booth features all of UNI-SOLAR’s unique photovoltaic (PV) solutions, including the PowerBond™ enhanced photovoltaic laminate (ePVL), PowerMembrane™ and PowerPlate™. Also on display is a solar-powered “Disaster Kit” designed and sold by Kanematsu, featuring a UNI-SOLAR ePVL-68 laminate, combined with an inverter, battery, cable, and storage box packaged together in one convenient kit.
“United Solar is proud to be exhibiting at PV Expo 2012 in Japan with our strategic partner, Kanematsu Corporation,” said Julian Hawkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of ECD, United Solar’s parent company. “This conference provides the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how unique and differentiated our solutions are among the commodity glass-based solar products.”
In addition, Dr. Subhendu Guha, Chairman Emeritus of United Solar, delivered a presentation at the technical conference on the technological advancement of high-efficiency and low-cost thin-film silicon solar cells. His presentation took place on Wednesday, February 29th from 12:30-2:30PM in the Conference Tower and focused on the accomplishments and challenges of the thin-film silicon PV industry. Dr. Guha is a well-known authority in thin-film silicon PV and has authored/co-authored more than 300 papers. He was the recipient of the World Technology Award in 2005 and PVSEC award in 2009.
PV Expo 2012 is Japan’s largest exhibition and conference for the PV industry. The annual event attracts over 120,000 exhibition visitors from all over the world. Held in conjunction with the PV Systems Expo, these two conferences attract parties from around the solar industry.
United Solar, with more than 25 years experience in the industry of solar power generation, is the largest manufacturer of lightweight, flexible solar panels in the world, and has been awarded nearly 70 United States patents for various technological advancements.