SEMI - The Grid, December 2015
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PV Taiwan Wrap-Up
By Vicky Ho, SEMI Taiwan
While PV is still a heavily-subsidized industry, Taiwan’s PV industry is expected to report a US$5.6B output for 2015. While subsidies have been cut in many countries, a survey by SolarPower Europe (formerly EPIA) showed that PV installations increased significantly in Japan, China,... (Read More)

China PV Standards Meeting Held in Shenzhen
By Kris Shen, SEMI China
The SEMI China PV Standards Technical Committee Chapter Winter meeting was held in Shenzhen, on November 20, 2015. (Read More)

Shortage of Traditional Wafers Offers Opportunity for Kerfless Producers
By Tyler Ogden, Lux Research
Green Energy Technologies – a mid-sized wafer producer – has warned of a looming wafer shortage as module manufacturers expand their capacity while wafer suppliers are not keeping pace. (Read More)

Summaries from Mercom Capital Group
Mercom Capital Group released several reports. Summaries include: Solar Quarterly Market Update; Solar Residential and Commercial Funds; Large-scaled Solar Projects...; and more. (Read More)

Worldwide PV Book-to-Bill Ratio for Q3 2015
The worldwide PV manufacturing equipment book-to-bill ratio was below parity for the quarter ending September 30, 2015. (Read More)

Solar Advocacy in the 114th Congress
By Taylor Sholler, SEMI Americas
With the work of our elected officials in Washington, D.C. coming to a close as they try to conclude year-end appropriations and other must pass legislation, one glaring omission remains on the radar: the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). (Read More)

Update on the International PV QA Task Force and IEC Standards
By Sarah Kurtz, NREL
A primary effort of the International PV QA Task Force (PVQAT) has been development of a guide for ensuring consistent implementation of qualified designs. (Read More)

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January 27-29: SEMICON Korea 2016
March 15-17: SEMICON China 2016
April 26-28: SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016
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