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According to GTM Research, investments in the field last year surpassed 2012 and 2013 but remained below the $1.4 billion the sector raised in 2011.
Organisers of the Milan trade show say there are signs of a recovery in Italian PV. Inverter maker Fronius and Chinese giant Jinko Solar are making all the right noises.
The president of the module business, which has become the world's biggest, has been promoted to the Trina Solar board. The Chinese giant also added a new independent director.
Falling oil prices have the potential to harm the uptake of solar-diesel hybrid systems, according to research from German consultancy firm THEnergy.
World Energy Council report cites oil price plunge and falling cost of renewables as most critical issue facing energy policymakers in 2015.
The ultra-low LCOE agreed for the latest phase of Dubai's 1 GW project is not typical but may point to an expectation of further falls in panel prices up to 2018.
Winning tender announced for second phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The Dubai scheme will have a 1 GW capacity by 2030.
ZNShine sells off majority stake in project in Xinjiang in return for EPC contract for next phase of 50 MW scheme.
A German district court has opened insolvency proceedings for Photon Laboratory GmbH. A creditor filed a claim against the PV testing lab as early as June.
Industrial prototypes of above 20% efficient HIT modules produced in Russia. News comes as Chinese company plans cell and module manufacture on Russian soil.
Cypriot government has signed a contract with a consortium of companies to develop the 5 MW, $7.5m project. The scheme is the first under the Go Green military initiative.
How the incompetence of politicians gave the world large scale PV and Angela Merkel says it is time for a 'respite from solar', Germany's gift to the world, but developers who head to Greece will have all their prayers answered,...
Belgrade government hopes to entice energy project investment, and impress the EU, by liberalizing electricity market but is still only aiming for 10 MW of new solar.
NRG Energy has told investors of its plans to surf the wave of DG and renewables... whilst maximising returns from its fossil fuel generators.
The Chinese solar manufacturer has signed a cooperation agreement to develop distributed generation projects in the country's Guangxi region.
Big predictions, the U.S. public embraces solar, which is likely to come more and more from China, the Indian government punishes lack of punctuality and there's some positive news from Egypt.
Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for April have been published. Price increase for PV modules in Europe is not quite as strong as expected. In particular, thin film module prices remained relatively stable, with March showing barely any movement. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.
Grid parity monitor
A Grid Parity update for March is now available. Eclareon's David Perez reveals all. Find the latest information on pv magazine's grid parity monitor page.
Chile investment guide
Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.
Poland investment guide
Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined. The guide will be updated quarterly.
Ukranian investment opportunities
On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.
Betting on the bear
pv magazine, 02/2012
Solar shares: The crash of renewable energy shares on the stock exchange is not only attributable to the financial crisis and the economic difficulties besetting the industry. For months professional stock brokers have also perpetuated the fall in prices for solar shares through short selling.