PennWell will launch the new bimonthly publication Photovoltaics World in March 2009. The launch ties in with the announcement that they will also run Photovoltaics World Exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe beginning in 2010. The new exhibitions will be held in conjunction with the company’s existing Renewable Energy World Conferences & Exhibitions.

The move is clearly logical – Penwell have a strong portfolio of related titles, including Solid State Technology and Renewable Energy World, and the extension of the existing shows makes sense. If photovoltaics do grow as quickly as some analysts predict, then this will be a very successful launch. Living in England, however, what I really want is more research on capturing the energy of falling raindrops!