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It is my distinct pleasure to invite you to be a part of the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference! The PVSC-42 will be held June 14-19, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency - New Orleans. New Orleans is a world-renowned destination that blends the old and new world in a way that is unique only to New Orleans. It also has a vibrant grass roots solar community and has been designated as a Solar America City, so there promises to be great synergy between the local region and the PVSC. The mission of the PVSC is to provide an interactive forum for researchers, students, scientists, engineers, technology and business leaders from industry, academia, government in an environment conducive to strengthening collaborations and sharing knowledge across the field of photovoltaics. The PVSC scope is from PV discovery to deployment; the vision is to educate and grow our community to hasten the widespread availability of solar electricity to the benefit of all. Hosting the PVSC completely within the convention hotel for the first time in years, using the incredible, new Hyatt convention center space will add to the energy and synergy!

The PVSC-42 will host a dynamic Exhibition for companies and research labs to showcase their latest products and innovations ranging from characterization to manufacturing, bringing scientists, technologists and students together with leading PV industries and organizations.

Please join us in continuing the PVSC's tradition as the preeminent conference dedicated to the science and technology of photovoltaics!

On behalf of all the volunteers who comprise the PVSC Organizing, Cherry, and International Committees, I look forward to personally welcoming you in New Orleans for the 42nd IEEE PVSC!

Warmest regards,
Dr. Steven A. Ringel
IEEE PVSC-42 General Chair

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