Important notice
All personnel entering exhibition hall must present original ID card. International visitors must present valid passport for inspection, and take photos at designated registration desk.
Important notice
All personnel entering exhibition hall must present original ID card. International visitors must present valid passport for inspection, and take photos at designated registration desk.
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SNEC (2012) PV POWER EXPO Post Show Report

SNEC (2012) PV POWER EXPO ended successfully on May 18, 2012 at Shanghai New International Expo Center. The organizer, Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA) conducted a detailed analysis of this event, which will be used as a reference for instructing and improving future SNEC events. For more information, please visit the official website: .

It is Initiated and Hosted by Shanghai Science & Technology Development and Exchange Center, Shanghai Federation of Economic Organizations (SFEO), Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA), and Co-organized by Chinese Renewable Energy Society (CRES), Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA), New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), and Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA).
Photovoltaic companies from 92 countries and regions such as Germany, UK, France, USA, Canada, Japan, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. gathered in Shanghai for this grand occasion. 2,338 exhibitors, 200,000 sq. meter exhibition space and over 190,000 visitors have made SNEC (2012) PV POWER EXPO once again break the record of PV exhibitions previously held in Asia.
 Data Analysis
Data on Exhibitors

——Number of the exhibitors: 2,338
——Number of countries originated: 92
——Foreign exhibitors and representatives: 40%
——Total exhibition space (sqm): 200,000

 Exhibitor Profile
A Equipments manufacturers 25.2%
B Solar cells/modules manufacturers 25.5%
C Components manufacturers 18.8%
D PV raw materials producers 25.6%
E Solar application products manufacturers 5.3%
F PV systems integrators 5.5%
G Others 8.9%
?Data on Visitors

——May 16: 68,653
——May 17: 63,506
——May 18: 58,814
——Total: 190,973

 Visitors’ Business Title
A Executive
(President, GM, etc.)
B Senior managemen
t (Manager, etc.)
C Other management 
(Director, etc.)
D Non-management
(Staff / professional).
 Department and Responsibility
A Purchasing 26.8%
B Executive management 10.3%
C Technology support 14.6%
D Finance and industry analysis 1.8%
E Government/public policy 3.7%
F Marketing 8.1%
G Environment safety and health 1.6%
H Investment 4.8%
I Quality guarantee and project test 3.2%
J Project development 3.8%
K Training 1.6%
L Business agency and cooperation 5.7%
M Colleges, organizations, experts and scholars 6.5%
N Others 7.5%
 Purchasing Ability
A Final decision 22.6%
B Recommendation 36.3%
C Planning/evaluation 26.5%
D None 14.6%
 Percentage of Interest Products
A Manufacturing equipment of silicon rods and ingots 13.1%
B Manufacturing equipment of silicon wafers 7.6%
C Manufacturing equipment of cells 22.3%
D Manufacturing equipment of panels/modules 15.2%
E Manufacturing equipment of thin-film panels.... 19.0%
F PV materials 37.8%
G PV cells 25.3%
H PV modules 46.8%
I System integrators 8.5%
J Module installers 12.6%
K Solar application products. 6.7%
  Exhibitor Number Visitor Number
 Highlights and Achievements:


On May 15, 2012, Mr. Rhone A. Resch, President & CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association, announced the establishment of GLOBAL SOLAR ALLIANCE at the press conference.

The aim of the ALLIANCE is to create a global network of trade events and technical-scientic conferences for facilitating the worldwide development of the solar industry and markets, while spreading awareness, information and advocacy among the professional community, the public opinion and the political decision makers. The ALLIANCE also strives to establish an effective dialogue platform among the international solar industry and make every effort to level the playing ?eld for solar markets at both global and regional scale. Meanwhile, the ALLIANCE aspires to act as a catalyst for the development of new and emerging markets for solar technologies.

At the conference, the Shanghai Consensus of Global PV Industry was reached. According to it, under the joint efforts of the global PV industry, solar power has made ??remarkable achievements. And with the declining cost of power generation, solar grid parity is a dream able to be reached. Abundant, economic and clean solar energy will eventually make an important contribution to the human history.

SOLAR LEADERS DIALOGUE, the Europe-North America-Asia trilateral discussion on PV held in Shanghai

On the afternoon of May 15, global PV scientists and entrepreneurs representing Europe, North America and Asia, gathered at Shanghai Kerry Hotel to attend the Solar Leaders Dialogue and discuss key issues.

Mr.Reihhold Buttgereit, Secretary General of European Photovoltaic Industry Association, Mr. Rhone A.Resch, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association, and Dr. Shi Zhengrong, president of Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association, representing Europe, North America, and Asia, discussed the past, president and future of the PV industry. The participating guests can also be divided into three groups, including Mr. Dinghuan Shi, counselor of the State Council & President of Chinese Renewable Energy Society, Mr. Yuwen Zhao, director of PV Committee of Chinese Renewable Energy Society, Junfeng Li, director of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association, Mr. Wilfried Jaeger. CEO of VDE, Mr. Angel Luis Serrano, President of ISOFOTON, and Dr.Murray Cameron, COO of Phoenix Solar AG.

Outstanding PV companies shined at Top 10 Highlights stage

On the evening of May 16, Kerry Hotel filled its third floor with bright lights and global friends. The “most up-to-date, bright, advanced, and vivid products” of the 6th SNEC Expo were presented as the Top 10 Highlights.

Due to the large number of exhibiting products, SNEC tried to screen the best of them out of the excellent through this Top 10 Highlights activity, which also encouraged exhibitors to present their unique technologies at the exhibition. Based on a voluntary applying rule, more than 130 products have been recommended this year. After one month selection on the standard of the most up-to-date, bright, advanced, and vivid,30 products from 30 companies finally stood out and were rewarded with three prizes, which are TeraWatt Diamond Award, GigaWatt Gold Award, and MegaWatt Honor Award.

The most up-to-date PLUTO solar cell technology brought by Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. gained a unanimous recognition from the voting committee and won the TeraWatt Diamond Award. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited carried on last year’s highlight by bringing 2014 FIFA World Cup to the exhibition site. And its social influence could hardly be ignored.

As we know, there is no perfect contest to make everyone satisfied, and this activity is no exception. The organizing committee is making efforts to deliver a more scientific, accurate, and fair activity through deeper research and more sufficient preparation. And it is hoped that likewise activities next year will gain more popularity.

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