SEMI - The Grid, December 2013


IN THIS ISSUE

2014 and beyond--What is the next level for PV manufacturing technology?

China's Top 20 PV Companies Lead the SEMI Standards Task Force

PV Taiwan/PVSEC-23 Event Wrap-Up

U.S. Energy Department Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Manufacturing

Update on the International PV Module Quality Assurance Task Force

Calyxo's New Facility May Spell its Fate

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy holds Excellent PV Product Assessment Program


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2014 and beyond--What is the next level for PV manufacturing technology?
By Stephan Raithel, Director, SEMI Europe

Stephan Raithel Compared to a few short months ago, media and analysts alike have been buzzing about the positive the status of the PV industry. There are reports of module manufacturers coming back into a positive margin zone, record installations projected over the next several years and new investment cycles for PV equipment. However, one very important topic has not received extensive coverage is what will be the next technology level in PV manufacturing? (More...)



China's Top 20 PV Companies Lead the SEMI Standards Task Force
By Kris Shen, SEMI China
Over one hundred PV companies in China now participate as committee members on task forces to develop SEMI PV standards.

PV Taiwan/PVSEC-23 Event Wrap-Up
By SEMI Taiwan
This year over 8,000 visitors from 24 countries attended the PV Taiwan 2013 exhibition and forum.

U.S. Energy Department Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Manufacturing
By U.S. DOE
The DOE announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.

Update on the International PV Module Quality Assurance Task Force
By Sarah Kurtz, NREL
Task Group 1 of the Task Force has been working to develop a guide for quality management systems for PV manufacturing.

Calyxo's New Facility May Spell its Fate
By Fatima Toor, Lux Research
Calyxo announced the opening of a 60 MW cadmium telluride (CdTe) module production line in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany.

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy holds Excellent PV Product Assessment Program
By SEMI Taiwan
In order to emphasize the quality and international competitiveness of photovoltaic (PV) products from Taiwan, the Bureau of Energy held an Excellent PV Product Assessment Program.

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