SOLARCON India Partners with IIT Bombay to Launch Inaugural Solar Technical Training in India

Advances Workforce Development Initiative in Support of National Solar Mission

SAN JOSE, Calif. — August 11, 2011— SEMI India will host the third edition of SOLARCON India, a solar manufacturing focused industry exposition and conference on November 9-11 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad, India.  SOLARCON India will feature solar PV technical workshops and certification programs that are the first-of-their-kind in India.  In partnership with the prestigious National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (IIT Bombay), the technical training is part of a workforce development initiative determined as a priority by the SEMI India PV Advisory Committee to support the solar industry in India and the timely implementation of the JN-National Solar Mission.

“As a trade association we believe in bringing together our members with industry leaders to work collaboratively on issues such as workforce development” said Debasish Paul Choudhury, president, SEMI India.  “SOLARCON India is not just another show in India.  It is a platform to give voice to the solar manufacturing industry in India and to further serve our constituents through a wide range of initiatives such as industry standards, public policy, market research and environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs.”

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.

Prior to SOLARCON India, SEMI and the NCPRE will hold a short course on “Solar PV Power Systems: Concepts, Operation and Applications” on August 24-26 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.  Rajasthan is particularly relevant right now because it is one of three regions in India that will make up 70 percent of India’s market growth in 2011 due to favorable state policies. (Source: Solarbuzz, August 2011)

For more information about SOLARCON India (including exhibiting), please visit: http://www.solarconindia.org/

About SEMI and PV Group

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano and microelectronics manufacturing. The SEMI PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy supply chain. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI maintains offices in Beijing, Bengaluru, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.  SEMI India, the Indian arm of the global industry organization SEMI was established in 2008 in Bangalore.  For more information visit www.semi.org and www.pvgroup.org.  Follow SEMI India at http://in.linkedin.com/in/semiindia and http://twitter.com/SEMIIndia

Association Contact

Deborah Geiger
SEMI Headquarters
Phone: 1.408.943.7988
Email: dgeiger@semi.org

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