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German equipment manufacturers expect sales increase of more than 25%

Stringer system, Teamtechnik

Germany's PV equipment and plant manufacturers are cautiously optimistic and expecting a 25 percent increase in revenue this year despite lacking a plan to ensure their competitiveness in the medium term.


First Solar radiates confidence as stock price rises 20%

First Solar module.

Monthly stock report shows impressive uptick for the Arizona company, while SunPower continues to create a buzz.


Spring in Minnesota

Will the groundbreaking Value of Solar approach mean ground is broken on solar gardens?


Shift toward PV supply market unlikely

Interview: Goetz Fischbeck, managing director of Smart Consulting GmbH, does not expect a sharp increase in global demand for PV in the coming years. Speaking to pv magazine, he explains why the PV market will not evolve from a...


JCM Capital: raising funds for solar projects in emerging markets

Tom Heintzman, managing director of JCM Capital

Interview: Tom Heintzman, managing director of JCM Capital, discusses the company's private investment funds, finding the right projects and how best to mitigate risk.


Bright new dawn for UK solar industry

Solar installation in England.

As new figures suggest that half a million FIT-driven solar schemes are now installed in the U.K., encouraging news is emerging that suggests Britons' solar appetite is stronger than ever.


Phaesun: Generating income locally

Phaesun CEO Tobias Zwirner

German wholesaler and system integrator Phaesun offers off-grid applications in regions with no or inadequate electricity grids, thus helping communities become economically independent.


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