San Jose, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] SEMI has announced details of its new global photovoltaic (PV) initiatives. These include the formation of the SEMI PV Group. With 20 percent of SEMI members currently active in PV, including the industry’s largest equipment and materials suppliers, the association is positioned to support the PV industry growth through reduced costs, efficient technology transfer, global market development, industry standards and market statistics.
The SEMI PV Group is comprised of SEMI members active in PV. SEMI organizes a range of PV-related events including PV-focused technical events at executive and technical conferences. It also offers services and activities in the PV area include market research and statistics programs, support for public policy initiatives through direct advocacy and coordination with other information groups.The group is currently working with a diverse set of industry associations to achieve its member goals including the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) and the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA).