GlobalSpec Announces Free Solar Energy Online Tradeshow & Event

       GlobalSpec Announces Free Solar Energy Online Tradeshow & Event

Online Event Offers Industry-Insider's View on the Latest Developments Driving
Today's Solar Energy Industry

PR Newswire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2012

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Who: GlobalSpec,  the leading specialized vertical search, information
services, e-publishing and online events company serving the engineering,
technical and industrial communities, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE:

(Logo: )

What: GlobalSpec Online Trade Shows & Events are one-day, live and interactive
sessions that connect a worldwide community of suppliers and distributors with
their target market of engineering, technical and industrial professionals. At
this free online event, attendees will explore the latest developments in
photovoltaic and solar thermal systems; learn of developments in concentrating
solar power; and examine new applications for passive solar. Attendees can
also interact with exhibitors, network with their peers, and participate in
key educational sessions to help them keep pace with today's fast-changing
alternative and renewable energy marketplace.

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT (8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

  oVisit the Exhibit Hall, chat with booth representatives, learn about new
    products, and more.
  oVisit the Knowledge Exchange to interact with other attendees and learn
    about new technology and products.
  oVisit the Resource Center and download materials.

Where: Free registration online at

Event Schedule

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT)

  North America Solar Outlook: A Rational View
  This presentation will provide an up-to-date assessment of modifications to
  North American solar policies and their impact on the timing and shape of
  future PV investment.
  Presented by Wade Shafer, research analyst, IHS Emerging Energy Research;
  Thomas Maslin, senior analyst, IHS Emerging Energy Research; Reese Tisdale,
  (former) research director, IHS EER's Solar Advisory Services

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT)

  When Does Solar Make Sense for a Remote Site?
  Solar electric power is a valuable technology providing continuous, reliable
  and cost-effective power when used in appropriate applications. However,
  there are fundamental questions to consider when sizing and specifying solar
  for a remote site. This presentation will present six questions for
  assessment about the location and equipment to be powered when considering
  solar for a remote location.
  Presented by Richard Martino, engineering manager, SunWize Technologies

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PDT)

  Keep on Tracking — SKF Perspective on the Solar Energy Market
  Solar energy is poised for unprecedented growth globally, supported by the
  development of various technologies ranging from photovoltaics (PV) to
  concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) panels and concentrated solar power (CSP)
  systems. Tracking systems are needed to increase productivity and reduce
  power generation costs, thus supporting the world's green initiatives.
  Presented by Mahdi Sebti, global segment manager, Renewable Energy Business
  Unit, SKF

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT (11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT)

  Ensuring the Longevity of Solar Electrical Inverters
  The longevity and reliability of electrical inverters in solar electric
  systems is highly dependent on the level of protection from harsh
  environmental factors. This presentation will discuss four key factors that
  must be considered in the design of enclosures for electrical inverters.
  Presented by Steven Leidig, manager of enclosure engineering, Crenlo

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM EDT (12:00 AM – 12:45 PM PDT)

  Charged Quantum Dots Boost Solar Cell Efficiency
  A novel and original technology that is based on effective control of
  electron processes via nanoscale engineering of a three-dimensional
  potential profile employing quantum dots with built-in charge (Q-BIC).
  Modeling and experiments show that the Q-BIC design increases solar cell
  efficiency due to enhanced harvesting of solar radiation and suppression of
  recombination processes.
  Presented by Vladimir Mitin, acting CEO, Optoelectronic Nanodevices LLC

About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider
of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their
target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and
manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users
with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier
catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated
Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70
e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services,
learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For
suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement
opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox
to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS (
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30
countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names
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Contact: Amber Devin
         Director, Marketing Communications
         Tel: 518.880.0200 ext. 5338

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