Business Benefits of Green Manufacturing in the PV Industry

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
3:00pm – 4:30pm
PV Production and Technology Hall Stage, Moscone North


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Environmental sustainability in the PV industry is a “win-win” proposition. An industry that produces clean energy in an environmentally responsible manner is a public relations coup and a magnet for socially responsible investment firms. However, for the PV industry to live up to its commitment of responsibly producing clean solar energy, EHS and sustainability risks need to be better understood and managed. As a first step toward this reality, SEMI and the PV Group will be hosting an executive forum to discuss the business importance of protecting workers, conserving valuable natural resources, and reducing pollution in PV manufacturing.




Moderator:  Sanjay Baliga, Senior EHS Manager, SEMI



3:00pm-3:10pm   Welcome and Introductions 


Dr. Vasilis Fthenakis (Biography)

Senior Research Scientist

Brookhaven National Labs

and Columbia University

(Presentation in PDF)

Brent Nelson (Biography)

Director EH&S, National Center for Photovoltaics
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
3:30pm-3:50pm Heard

Alex Heard (Biography)

Vice President, EHS

First Solar

3:50pm-4:10pm Davis

Sheila Davis (Biography)

Executive Director

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

(Presentation in PDF)

Panel Discussion and Q&A



Who Should Attend


- Regulatory Affairs / Environmental Compliance Managers

- Corporate Risk Managers

- Corporate Social Responsibility Managers

- Corporate Sustainability Managers

- EHS Engineers and Managers

- Corporate Lawyers

- Procurement Directors / Managers

- Engineering / Design Managers

- Operations Managers

- Supply Chain Manager

- Sales / Marketing Manager

- Export Managers

- Strategic Planners

- Product Stewardship Managers


Presented by:

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For more information, please contact Sanjay Baliga, Senior Manager, SEMI at

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