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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...


Latin America: Eager for an industry

Componentes Electrónicos in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

pv magazine examines Latin America's growing solar industries in a broad-ranging look at the region in the upcoming September issue. With Intersolar South America kicking off on Tuesday, we offer here a timely excerpt.


History repeating: Solar energy 'unstoppable'

John Perlin

John Perlin explores the history of solar energy in his latest book, "Let it Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy." pv magazine caught up with the author for an interview in the August issue. Here's an excerpt.


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