SEMI India PV Advisory Committee Tackles JN-NSM Implementation Challenges

SAN JOSE, California — June 20, 2011— SEMI today announced the expansion of the SEMI India Photovoltaic (PV) Advisory Committee to include representatives from AES Solar Energy; Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; Siemens; SunEdison Energy India and Websol Energy Solutions.

The expanded PV Advisory Committee represents greater coverage throughout all states in India and provides full representation of the entire solar ecosystem, including: cell and module makers; equipment suppliers; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies; power plant developers; balance of system suppliers; academic institutions and consultants.
“The role of the SEMI India PV Advisory Committee is to act as the collective voice of the Indian PV manufacturing industry," said Debasish Paul Choudhury, president, SEMI India.  “We are already jointly working on challenges and opportunities surrounding the implementation of the National Solar Mission such as workforce development.”

During a recent meeting in May, SEMI India PV Advisory Committee members determined Committee priorities for 2011, which focused on raising the visibility of the solar industry in India through workforce development and industry collaboration, as well as identifying concrete ways of supporting the timely implementation of the National Solar Mission.
The SEMI India PV Advisory Committee represents companies from manufacturers, equipment and materials suppliers and academia, and connects the complete PV supply chain in India. The 15 members represent: Tata BP Solar, Applied Materials India, Lanco Solar, Solar Semiconductor, Moser Baer India, Titan Energy Systems, Oerlikon Solar, Websol Energy Solutions Ltd., SunEdison Energy India Pvt. Ltd., AES Solar Energy Pvt Ltd., Department of Energy Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and Siemens Ltd.

The prospects for the solar industry in India will be highlighted at the upcoming SOLARCON India 2011, to be held November 9-11, 2011 in Hyderabad. SOLARCON India is a unique platform to meet, learn, interact, and network with leading solar experts, innovators, industry leaders and policy makers in India and from around the world.  It is the only exhibition and conference lead by key Indian solar industry leaders for the Indian solar market.

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