SEMI - The Grid, September 2015
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Legislation to Level the Playing Field for Renewable Energy Reintroduced in Congress
By Taylor Sholler, SEMI Americas
The Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Parity Act was reintroduced in both the House and Senate to level the playing field by giving investors in renewable energy projects access to a tax advantage currently available only to... (Read More)

Tumult in CIGS Market Layer: Production Dips & Research Goals
By Tyler Ogden, Lux Research
Two opposing announcements about CIGS: Ascent Solar announced the cancellation of plans for the construction of a 25 MW facility while Stion placed an equipment order with... (Read More)

SEMI Releases Q2 2015 PV Equipment Report: Book-to-Bill Ratio at 1.58
The worldwide PV manufacturing equipment book-to-bill ratio was above parity at 1.58 for the quarter ending June 30, 2015. Worldwide bookings improved 166% in... (Read More)

International Technology Roadmap for PV Now Coordinated by VDMA
ITRPV is a successful PV industry platform supported by international cell and module producers, leading research institutes, and machinery and material manufacturers. SEMI recently tranferred coordination of the ITRPV to VDMA. (Read More)

Competition & Collaboration: PV Taiwan's Theme
Taiwan 2015 exposition and conference will be held Oct 14-16. This year’s theme is “Competition and Collaboration,” a nod to the ongoing need to tackle industry challenges... (Read More)

Solar Residential and Commercial Funds Raised $2 Billion in Q2 2015
By Mercom Capital Group
Mercom Capital Group released its report on funding and M&A activity for the solar sector in Q2 2015. Total global corporate funding in the solar sector, including VC, debt financing, and public market financing, decreased to... (Read More)

India: A Hot Destination for Solar Market
By Rajesh Singh, RenwSys India Pvt. Ltd.
Today India is the third largest consumer of electricity in the world with a yearly consumption of around 1,100 TWh -- and it's increasing on an exponential scale. (Read More)

Solar Energy Boom in India
By Dr. Arul Shanmugasundram, Tata Power Solar
India is in a state of perpetual energy shortage with a demand-supply gap of almost 12% of the total energy demand. Solar will play a crucial role in bridging India’s huge energy deficit.(Read More)

China PV Standards Summer Meeting Successfully Held in Qingdao
By Kris Shen, SEMI China
The SEMI China PV Standards TC Chapter Summer meeting was held in Qingdao, Shandong, on July 31. Representatives from the China Electronics Standardization Institute of MIIT and 90+ members from 40 leading PV companies... (Read More)

Calendar of Events
Oct 6-8: SEMICON Europa 2015
Oct 14-16: PV Taiwan 2015
Dec 16-18: SEMICON Japan 2015
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