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Asia: PV costs to keep falling; Uzbekistan market to take off

In an interview, Seethapathy Chander, from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) talks to pv magazine about the photovoltaic investment situation in Asia, falling project costs and emerging markets. Overall, he believes costs will, on...


Bulgaria: Premier Power starts work on 16.2 MW PV project

Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc. has announced work on its 16.2 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaic park in Bulgaria’s Dimitrovgrad has begun.


California’s Palo Alto introduces solar FIT program

California flag

A new program, called Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN), has been introduced in the city of Palo Alto, California, the U.S. Under it, locally-produced solar energy will receive a fixed rate of remuneration.


Germany: FIT cuts pushed back; 2 large-scale PV projects announced

Germany 20MW Solar photovoltaic park Elsterheide

The new German feed-in tariff (FIT) rates will be applied later than originally planned. Meanwhile, EPIA has sent an open letter to Merkel, asking for the new plans to be revised. In related news, two large-scale photovoltaic...


Guggenheim Partners appointed financial advisor to Greece's Project Helios

George Papaconstantinou, Greece

U.S.-based financial services firm, Guggenheim Partners has been officially appointed strategic and financial advisor to Greece’s planned 10 gigawatt (GW) Project Helios.


Middle Eastern off-grid PV garnering unwanted attention

South Hebron hills, West Bank

Photovoltaic installations, many funded by European companies, are being torn down in the West Bank's Masafer Yatta. pv magazine’s Middle Eastern correspondent, Ruth Michaelson discusses the situation.


Mixed messages for UK PV: Innovation and criticism

A plane next to a solar array.

In what is a microcosm of the environment facing photovoltaics in many parts of the world, in the UK innovative installations have been going up, while a new report has been produced critical of the country’s renewable energy...


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