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Diehl Controls cuts 50 jobs

Photovoltaic manufacturer Diehl Controls plans to let go of 50 employees in its production facility in Wangen, Germany. The works council and trade union have already agreed upon a severance package for the employees.


China’s PV dominance driven by production scale, not lower labor costs, study finds

Joint US study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests Chinese PV advantage could be replicated globally with further innovation.


India: Propects looking bleak for cell manufacturers

Indian crystalline silicon PV cell manufacturers saw their manufacturing capacity fall to a five-year low this year. Majority of the production tools are now idle.


Poland: Energy policy U-turn

End of spring, an informal working group started meeting regularly at the Polish Prime Minister's Office to analyse the energy market situation and the promotion of renewable energy sources. The outcome: FITs in Poland and a...


PV inverter shipments fall in 2Q13

The latest report from IHS shows worldwide market shipments for solar PV inverters declining 5% year-on-year in the second quarter. The demand fall in key European markets has contributed to the decrease, a first since the third...


Rapid expansion of renewables can pay off

A recent study by green electricity provider Greenpeace Energy has found that rapid expansion of renewable energy can lead to strong cost savings by 2030 in the billions range. The authors argue that consequential costs of coal...


Juwi starts development in Romania

Photovoltaic project developer juwi has started work on two solar parks totalling 12 MWp in Romania. The company has an EPC contract with Chinese investor HiSun PV and their partner Abacus Renewables for these projects. Both...


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