Global PV Market to Shift from Europe to Asia in 2011

By Expo Solar 2011, PRNE
Monday, January 10, 2011

Year's first solar exhibition 'EXPO Solar 2011' will be held at KINTEX, Korea, from February 16-18

SEOUL, South Korea, January 11, 2011 - Across three days from February 16-18, 2011, the world's leading
solar exhibition and conference EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011
( will be held at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi, Korea.
EXPO Solar 2011 is this year's first exhibition for the global solar market
and will present an important preview of what's to come over the next year.
One of the noticeable trends expected in the 2011 global solar market is
shift of demand for solar energy from major markets like Europe to Asia and
the U.S. This year, explosive growth will occur in Asia with Korea taking a
leading role.


In Korea, where Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) will be
enforced from 2012, companies are making massive investment in expanding
their solar business, pushing the stock price of Korean solar companies
higher and higher every day. EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011 is the first important
solar event in Korea this year and will mark the beginning of the second
phase of growth for the Korean solar market which is witnessing dramatic
expansion ahead of 2012 RPS enforcement.

Since the first show was hosted in 2009, EXPO Solar/PV Korea has
been showing remarkable growth every year and is now recognized as one of the
most important international solar exhibitions in Asia. The 2011 event will
provide the much-needed platform for PV companies in Korea and overseas to
promote their brands and technologies.

At EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011, more than 300 companies from 30
different countries will showcase their technology breakthroughs at about
1,000 booths. Local exhibitors include market-leading names such as Hyundai
Heavy Industries, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics and key players such
as SKC, Daeyeong Metal, SFA, Hanmi Semiconductor, TES and Wooil Hightech.
Overseas exhibitors include world's leading solar players such as Schmid
, Roth & Rau (Germany), DKSH (Germany), ET Solar (China) and
Nisshinbo (Japan).

Held concurrently with EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011, 2011 PV World
Forum will feature solar experts from around the world to examine the latest
in PV technology and market developments.

For more information about EXPO Solar 2011, please visit

    Press Contact:
    Jeanny Lim
    EXPO Solar
    Tel: +82-2-719-6931

Jeanny Lim of EXPO Solar, +82-2-719-6931, interexpo at

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