Dr K V Ravi, Consultant
Solar PV Market Research
Nov 20, 2013.
Solar PV Market Research (Dr K V Ravi) - Presentation*
Solar PV Market Research (Dr K V Ravi) - Audio Presentation*
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o Analysis of technology (c-Si and thin film) technology development over time
o Trend assessment for business models as well as application and market focus
o Assessment of the current pricing environment for PV and implications of same
o Forecast to 2017 of technology shipments, global, regional and country demand and pricing.
Speaker Biography (K V Ravi)
K.V. Ravi, Ph.D. is a ~ 40 year veteran of the semiconductor, photovoltaics, semiconductor equipment and aerospace businesses and is currently an independent consultant. Most recently Dr.Ravi was the Chief Technology Officer of Crystal Solar where he was responsible for the development of technology for the manufacture of low cost silicon wafers, solar cells and modules using epitaxy. Prior to Crystal Solar Dr. Ravi was Director, Business Development for the Solar Business Group at Applied Materials. He has also worked in the Photovoltaics field for over 13 years at Mobil Solar Energy Corporation, leading the development of silicon ribbon (EFG) based technologies. His other affiliations have been in the Semiconductor area with over 15 years at Intel, Motorola and Texas Instruments. He is the author of over 100 technical publications in the fields of metals, semiconductors, photovoltaics and CVD diamond technology and the author of the book "Imperfections and Impurities in Semiconductor Silicon". He holds over 40 issued patents. He holds a Ph.D in Materials Science from Case Western University, an M.S. in Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a B.S in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Science and a B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Madras, India.