ISA-NMCC to launch solar/PV industry report

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BANGALORE, INDIA: The India Semiconductor Association (ISA), the trade body representing the Indian semiconductor driven industry will launch the “ISA-NMCC report on the Solar PV industry: Global and India scenario, 2008”. The study has been supported by National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) and Government of India. ISA has carried out this study in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers.


The report will be released at the first annual ‘Solar PV Conclave 2008’ to be held on September 29, 2008 at the SCOPE Convention Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi.

India aspires to become a leader in the Solar PV industry, and to achieve this, the country needs to provide a strong fillip to both the areas namely, solar PV manufacturing and its applications. Solar PV Conclave 2008 is being organized to address the above areas. The Conclave will include sessions on topics like policy framework, financing, market applications, roadmaps and innovation related to the industry.

Padma Vibhushan Dr. Krishnamurthy, Chairman, NMCC is slated to inaugurate the Conclave. Senior Government of India officials including Govindarajan, Member Secretary, NMCC and Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will be among key speakers at the Conclave.


Making this announcement, Poornima Shenoy, President, ISA said: “ISA has strategic aspirations to map the value chain for Solar PV in the country. Our members in the chip design, EDA and solar/PV space are demanding increased activity in this area. India has the opportunity to being a forerunner in this field. The sector has got an impetus thanks to the semiconductor policy last year. The support and guidance of NMCC has provided ISA with the opportunity to present the first credible data on the Indian solar PV market. Key industry players like Applied Materials, Moser Baer, BEL, and Solar Signet have provided invaluable inputs.”