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SEMI India PV Advisory Committee tackles India’s National Solar Mission(JNNSM) implementation challenges

SEMI  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.

As we had mentioned last week, SEMI India is conducting a questionnaire/survey exercise in order to collect thoughts, feedback and views of key stakeholders on the current state of solar/PV development in India.

Panchabuta is supporting SEMI-PV group with this exercise and  responses received from key solar/PV stakeholders – including power plant developers, financiers, EPC companies, technical consultants and industry leaders in India, will be collated/summarized and presented to the Government  towards the objective of arriving at a common understanding among industry, the government and other stakeholders.

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