GlobalSpec Solar Energy Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 2,400 Attendees

  GlobalSpec Solar Energy Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 2,400

83 percent of the engineering, technical and industrial professionals at
GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

PR Newswire

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2012

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The October 17 "Solar
Energy" online trade show and event hosted by GlobalSpec, recently acquired by
IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more than 2,400 participants, with 83 percent of
attendees reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The
free virtual conference is now available on demand to give engineers and
industrial professionals easy access to educational presentations and
industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

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GlobalSpec's "Solar Energy" event provided opportunities to 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 were able to 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.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and
networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without
having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

"Our Solar Energy online event was a great opportunity for industrial
professionals to learn about the issues, topics and technologies that are
impacting the alternative and renewable energy industries," said Donna Lewis,
vice president of e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. "Exhibitors were
able to showcase their products and services and share their industry
expertise with an engaged audience in a highly interactive environment."

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  oNorth America Solar Outlook: A Rational View – This presentation provided
    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
  oWhen Does Solar Make Sense for a Remote Site?– High performance lubricants
    from DuPont can improve vehicle quality through increased life of
    components and reduced noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). These
    synthetic lubricants can help automotive OEMs and system suppliers to
    reduce costs associated with warranty claims and avoid costly alternative
    solutions. This presentation showed how your system and component designs
    can benefit from this technology.
    Presented by Richard Martino, engineering manager, SunWize Technologies
  oKeep 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
    Presented by Mahdi Sebti, global segment manager, Renewable Energy
    Business Unit, SKF
  oEnsuring 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 discussed four key factors that must be considered in
    the design of enclosures for electrical inverters.
    Presented by Steven Leidig, manager of enclosure engineering, Crenlo
  oCharged 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

Companies exhibiting at this event included: Wacker Chemical Corp., Alcoa
Fastening Systems, PHOENIX CONTACT USA, Amphenol Industrial, IHS Inc. and
SunWize Technologies, Inc.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Solar Energy event in
2013, download an exhibitor kit or call 800.261.2052.

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 is committed to long-term, sustainable growth
and employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

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