SEMI Taiwan PV Committee announced the newly-elected vice chairs: Cafer Huang, general manager at Giga Solar Materials Corp., and Swean Lin, president at Green Energy Technology Inc. The global PV industry has been impacted by a steep decline in panel pricing and governmental duties in recent years, but the two new vice chairs of SEMI Taiwan PV Committee hopes to unify the committee and the members to help boost the competitiveness of Taiwan’s PV industry as a whole and to bring more opportunities.
While Taiwan faces serious challenges from declining PV pricing and strong competition from China, the chair of SEMI Taiwan PV Committee, Peng Heng Chang, CEO at Motech Industries, Inc., said that the best strategy for Taiwanese PV makers to profit and survive is to build stronger collaborative partnerships in research and development of underlying technologies, plus tighter integration of the entire supply chain. “We will be striving to help the industry forge advanced strategic partnerships that enable Taiwanese makers to continue to play a critical role in the worldwide clean energy industry,” said vice chair Swean Lin.
Members of SEMI Taiwan now include leading manufacturers across the entire supply chains of semiconductor, PV, and solar batteries. Since its inception in 2008, the SEMI Taiwan PV Committee has created two additional committees for PV Module and HCPV in response to changes and demand of global markets. SEMI remains focused on bringing more opportunities to Taiwan’s PV and semiconductor supply chains through international business matchmaking. Just as the SEMI Taiwan-Turkey PV Delegation Trip in May 2015 opened up collaboration between the two countries, SEMI is now organizing another delegation trip, to India, in November with hopes to expand Taiwan’s PV industry to new territories.
PV Taiwan 2015 will be held on 14-16 October at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. With a focus on the needs of global markets, the event is organized into seven pavilions ─ PV Systems, Battery & Energy Storage, Equipment & Materials, Testing & Certification, HCPV, Cross-Strait, and Innovative Technology & Products of PV Systems ─ to showcase the comprehensive capabilities of Taiwan’s PV supply chains in R&D and manufacturing.
In addition, PV Taiwan 2015 has scheduled six major forums on the agenda: Market Development, New Generation PV Tech, Advanced Technology Symposium, Efficient Energy Storage & Smart Grid Forum, PV System & Architecture Forum, and Executive Summit. The event also offers an exceptional venue for industry professionals to network, exchange, and explore business ventures.