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Hanwha Q Cells' exit from Germany reflects weak European PV market

Hanwha Q Cells headquarters in Thalheim, Germany

The PV manufacturer has announced plans to end its production operations in Germany in March and relocate them to more affordable locations. IHS analyst Stefan de Haan sees the main reasons for the move in the floundering...


Interview: Nautilus Solar president applauds US-China climate protection deal

Barak Obama, Xi Jinping

Laura E. Stern, president of New Jersey-based Nautilus Solar Energy, speaks with pv magazine about one of the most momentous international climate protection achievements in history: The recent agreement between the United States...


Swiss PV grows but FIT cuts push market towards self-consumption

Swiss flag

The Alpine country's unusual solar PV remuneration system obliges households and other small power producers to trade energy on the market while allowing bigger investors piece of mind through the FIT scheme. The usual practice...


Greek PV market remains idle, defined by paradox

Martifer Solar PV farm, Greece

While government cuts slashed the internal rate of return for Greek PV plants, they still remain significantly higher than in other European countries and offer foreign investors a potentially attractive investment as Greece's...


Acquisition of SAG Solarstrom: Not a bad deal for Shunfeng

Interview: Goetz Fischbeck, CEO of Smart Solar Consulting, sees the recently announced acquisition of insolvent SAG Solarstrom AG by Shunfeng Photovoltaics as a win-win for both parties. Shunfeng in particular benefits from the...


FRV says Australian solar pipeline worthless if RET changed

Rafael Benjumea, CEO of Spanish developer FRV.

Interview: Rafael Benjumea, CEO of Spanish developer FRV, warns that implementation of Australia's RET Review recommendations will discourage investment in the country's solar industry.


The Future PV Forum

Solar PV: For a technology to have come so far, so quickly, is testament to the innovation, passion and expertise coursing through the solar industry. But where does solar PV go from here? The Future PV Forum – created in...


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