Latest PV market updates

Australia to launch anti-dumping investigation against Chinese PV manufacturers

Sydney Harbour

Falling prices and increased competition from China is making business tough for local PV producers, yet they've also spurred PV development while offsetting incentive cutbacks.


SMA posts loss increase as sales drop in first quarter

SMA Sunny Boy Inverter production

The German inverter manufacturer maintained its share of international sales at 68% while first-quarter figures were in line with forecasts.


Japan set to accelerate PV expansion

Mount Fuji, Japan

A new energy plan approved by the Japanese cabinet last month makes the case for the accelerated rollout of photovoltaic power generation in communities and municipalities throughout the nation.


First utility-scale solar park in the Philippines goes online

San Carlos PV plant, Philippines

Financed by ThomasLloyd and built by Conergy, the $45 million San Carlos I and II PV project is seen as a major achievement and a key part of the country's efforts to expand solar power generation.


TBEA SunOasis poised to overtake First Solar in global EPC field

First Solar Agua Caliente project, U.S.

While First Solar is focusing primarily on North America, the Chinese group is thriving in its domestic market, which is expected to grow 31% this year.


Sillia energy to take over Bosch solar plant in France

Bosch PV module fab in France

The companies signed a purchase agreement in March. The French photovoltaic manufacturer has agreed to take over 128 of the approximately 230 employees and continue the production of solar modules.


J.v.G. Thoma establishes 30 MW PV module fab in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia

The Bavarian company has teamed up with a local partner to set up a PV module fab in the North African country.


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