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DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Host Key Panel Discussion at Solar Power International

Topic: Competing on Cost Without Compromising Quality

Contacts: DuPont
Ellen Pressley
919-248-5598
ellen.g.pressley@usa.dupont.com
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WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 15, 2013 – DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have announced they will host a key panel discussion at the upcoming Solar Power International Conference in Chicago, Ill., which will bring together leading representatives from across the solar industry to examine the importance of balancing costs with reliability and durability for solar systems.

“We expect this to be a spirited, thought-provoking and informative panel discussion,” said Rhone Resch, president and chief executive officer, SEIA, who will offer opening remarks.

The panel discussion, “Competing on Cost of Energy Without Compromising Quality,” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm CT in Room S504, and will be followed by a short networking reception from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CT in Room S503.  The panel will be moderated by Conrad Burke, global marketing director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.  Panelists will include John Eber, managing director, Energy Investments, J.P. Morgan; Robert Petrina, managing director, Yingli Green Energy Americas, Inc.; Stephen O’Rourke, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, SunEdison; Craig Cornelius, senior vice president, Business Development, NRG Energy, Inc.; and John Smirnow, vice president of Trade & Competitiveness, SEIA.

Registration is requested, by direct email to echalmers@seia.org. Attendees must be registered for the Solar Power International conference at www.solarpowerinternational.com/register.

Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org.

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is the leading global supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry.  To learn more, please visit http://photovoltaics.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.



Conrad Burke

Conrad Burke, global marketing director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, will moderate a panel discussion focused on the importance of balancing costs with reliability and durability for solar energy systems during the upcoming Solar Power International Conference.  The panel is co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and DuPont.

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