Solar panel slated for GlassBuild America
Executives from several of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, energy firms and a leading glass manufacturer have agreed to participate in a high-profile, interactive panel discussion during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo 2009. The blue-chip panel presentation will be held Oct. 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Panelists will offer a comprehensive overview of the global industry, including the latest solar panel research, current and long-term market trends and developments in both photovoltaic and mirror technologies. The panel discussion, presented by the Global Fair Alliance, will be moderated by Russell Ebeid, Glass Group President for Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich. Panelists representing top companies in both the domestic and global solar manufacturing and energy markets, include Steve Coonen, vice president, Applied Solar, Solana Beach, Calif; Gerald Fine, president and CEO, Schott North America, Elmsford, N.Y.; Daniel Lau, managing director XYG GLASS, Richmond, B.C., a division of, Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd.; Scott Thomsen, chief technology officer and group vice president, Guardian Industries Corp. “We’re very pleased to add this groundbreaking session to the agenda for our 2009 show,” said David Walker, NGA vice president of Association Services. “GlassBuild America has long been the most important annual gathering of the North American glass industry, and we believe our attendees will value this comprehensive overview of the rapidly evolving solar movement.” For more information, or to register as an exhibitor or attendee at GlassBuild America, visit www.glassbuildamerica.com.