Forum Solarpraxis

The Forum Solarpraxis, an established industry event, which brings together a plethora of PV experts, politicians and financial specialists, took place the 13th time in Berlin, Germany in November 2012.

See below for pv magazine's coverage from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 events, and related news; and read the publisher's comment.


13th Forum Solarpraxis ends on a positive note

The solar branch will have to tide through challenges, but it can also look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Trade war dominates CEO Panel

The argument for and against the duties on Chinese PV products dominated the CEO panel that took place at the 13th Forum Solarpraxis.

Germany’s Energy Minister opens 13 Forum Solarpraxis

Peter Altmaier

Germany’s federal Energy Minister, Peter Altmaier has opened the 13th Forum Solarpraxis. In his speech, he linked his political fate with the success of the energy transition. In the coming week, Germany’s first EEG dialogue on...

Big interest in Poland’s PV market

Poland conference Solarpraxis

Currently the government in Warsaw is still struggling with the reorganization of its solar subsidies. Nevertheless, project planners have already put their hopes in a market that promises attractive subsidies for both large and...

PV in 2012: The year of truth

General solar photovoltaic installation by Gehrlicher Solar

The photovoltaics industry is going through some major changes. A still deteriorating global economic situation, government belt-tightening and a number of corporate incidents have left the industry in an unfamiliar, unhealthy...

PV price shifts and painful consolidation

2011 has, arguably, presented photovoltaic companies with the toughest solar market challenges to date. Subsidy cuts, freefalling prices, weak demand, overcapacities, financial uncertainty, insolvencies: these factors, and many...

Forum Solarpraxis: More foreign investment and lobbying needed

12 Forum Solarpraxis audience shot

After an opening day that seemed somewhat overly focused on the German market, the second day provided a whistle-stop, round-the-world tour encompassing both prominent and emerging markets from Europe and beyond. The key issues...

Taking the temperature at the Forum Solarpraxis: day one

A picture of a conference crowd laughing.

The 12th Forum Solarpraxis kicked off on Thursday, designed to unite the movers and shakers of the industry in Berlin to discuss the issues currently facing the PV industry. Yet the clash between the pre-organised themes for the...

11th Forum Solarpraxis comes to an end

Delegate sitting at forum with pen in hand

The photovoltaics (PV) industry looks toward the coming year with some uncertainty.

Future PV markets and investment opportunities discussed at Forum Solarpraxis

Indian Government building

Future photovoltaics (PV) markets were discussed at one of the final 11th Forum Solarpraxis sessions, currently being held in Berlin, Germany.

"Major" collaboration opportunity for Germany and China

Chinese solar farm

Speaking at the opening of the 11th Forum Solarpraxis, Zhang Jiaqiang from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China told delegates that a "major" opportunity exists for German and Chinese companies to collaborate with one...

Competition and cost reduction highlighted at Forum Solarpraxis

The 11th Forum Solarpraxis opened today in Berlin.

The 11th Forum Solarpraixs, currently being held in Berlin, Germany at the Hilton Hotel, has got off to a positive start, with over 700 delegates registering. "Competitiveness", "cost reduction" and "growth" were the watchwords...

Forum Solarpraxis CEO panel

One of the most exciting moments at the 13th Forum Solarpraxis was the CEO Panel moderated by Solarpraxis CEO, Karl-Heinz Remmers titled, Future of the PV industry: What comes after the price war? Strategies for structural change. The panelists included: Alexander Kirsch, Centrosolar Group AG; Ben Hill, Trina Solar Limited; Lars Podlowski, Solon Energy GmbH; Milan Nitzschke, SolarWorld AG; and Gregory Spanoudakis, Canadian Solar. Watch the video below:

Publisher's comment

Karl-Heinz remmers: "In our annual Forum Solarpraxis on November 22 and 23 in Berlin, we will highlight approaches and ideas for the coming important steps in the market development of the solar industry. In doing this, we wish to at the same time make it clear that many things have to change, in order to have the necessary next developmental stages under control."

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