Oct 26 Business Breakfast – The path to grid parity: What’s needed to make the market for photovoltaics and how to get there
From a global perspective, there is no true market driven dynamic for the solar power industry. Instead fragmentation is the norm. Why? Regionally, nationally and even worldwide the industry is driven by subsidies and the whims of politics. In order for there to be a viable solar power industry with true grid parity, the technology must produce solar cells that have a cost per megawatt hour equivalent to traditional energy sources. Join the North Shore Technology Council as Dr. Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Business Development at Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates provides a global perspective on the successes and failures of the solar industry and outlines some of the technologies that show the most promise for reaching grid parity.
8A Centennial Drive
Peabody MA 01960
Date and Time
Begins: 10/26/2011 07:00 AM
Ends: 10/26/2011 09:00 AM
Paul Sullivan is Vice President of Business Development for Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, the leading supplier of ion implant equipment to semiconductor and single crystal solar cell manufacturers. In his current role, Paul is charged with helping Varian Semiconductor grow its revenue and expand its industry-leading market share in the ion implant business by identifying and capitalizing on new profitable business opportunities. He has been instrumental in the development of the Solion Ion Implanter used in solar cell manufacturing. Prior to joining Varian Semiconductor, Paul served as Vice President of Business Development for KLA-Tencor. He previously served in a number of executive level positions with increasing responsibility at KLA-Tencor. Paul received a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of Birmingham. He received a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Coventry and a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Warwick.
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates (VSEA)nnVarian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (VSEA) designs, manufactures, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. We are dedicated to meeting the exacting demands of IC production and satisfying the ion implantation needs of IC manufacturers worldwide. With over 3,300 state of the art high current, medium current, and high energy implanters installed throughout the world, Varian Semiconductor systems implant more than 5 million wafers each and every day — more than all of our competitors combined.nnFor more information, visit Varian’s website at www.vsea.com
OnLine registration closes at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th.