SEMI - The Grid, December 2014
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Terry Tsao photo PVTaiwan 2014 Highlights Strengths in Taiwan PV Market
By Terry Tsao, president, SEMI Taiwan
Repeated U.S. trade sanctions may have impacted the PV industries in Taiwan and China in many ways but they have also led to closer cross-strait cooperation. The introduction of tariffs has pushed the industry into adopting a more assertive global strategy. (Read More)

SEMI Releases Q3 2014 Worldwide PV Equipment Market Stats Report
SEMI reports that worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings for Q3 2014 decreased to $264 million. (Read More)

VDMA PV Equipment: Business Climate Gives Mixed Picture
The order situation for the manufacturers of components, machinery and equipment for PV in Germany continues to send positive signals at the end of Q3 2014. (Read More)

December 2014: Global PV Standards Update
By Kevin Nguyen, SEMI Standards
PV equipment, material, cell and module makers can reduce PV manufacturing costs through SEMI Standards. (Read More)
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Standards Enhance Cohesiveness and Efficiency for China's Photovoltaic Manufacturing Industry
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"We Need a New Strategy for Asia"
By Florian Wessendorf, VDMA
German PV suppliers are getting back into business again globally. However, China is also entering the high-tech sectors of the PV equipment industry. (Read More)

Quality Management: Bureaucratic Monster or Key Success Factor?
By Werner Bergholz, QTEAM
Quality Management (QM) is a key success factor for PV-- and the PV industry simply cannot afford to be without a structured and stringent QM System. (Read More)

Update on Standards: Efforts of the PVQAT and IEC
By Sarah Kurtz, NREL
A primary effort of PVQAT has been development of a guide for identifying robust quality management systems. (Read More)

India: Poised to Benefit from Strong Demand-Centric Policy?
By Vijay Kundaji, SEMI India
Expanding the role of solar energy and revitalizing Indian manufacturing were addressed at Intersolar India 2014. (Read More)

GCL Leads Debt Restructuring of Chaori Solar: Last Link of the Value Chain
By Nancy Wu, Lux Research
Shanghai Chaori recently disclosed an announcement on its progress on debt restructuring after its bankruptcy. (Read More)

The Role of Equipment in the Photovoltaic Industry
By Stephan Raithel, SEMI Europe
A turbulent year 2014 comes to an end -- and luckily with more and more positive news about the development of the PV industry. (Read More)

Opportunities for Sustained Distributed Solar Market Growth
By Mercom Capital Group
A look at opportunities for utilities and solar companies to work together -- unlocking the value of distributed solar for customers and the grid. (Read More)

China: Quadrupling Share of Modern Renewable Energy by 2030?
China can increase its use of renewable energy from 13 to 26% by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). (Read More)

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