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Modest solar growth forecast for Asia-Pacific region by 2015

PV installation, Taiwan.

Research from GlobalData predicts steady growth for the APAC PV module market of around 7.9% over the coming 12 months.


Polysilicon 2012-2016

GTM Research reports on the global polysilicon industry stating that a major shakeout over the next two years is likely to occur.


China-US trade dispute: The process continues

Jeffries organized another conference call with trade law expert Ed Lebow on January 18 and Lebow’s clear message to the PV industry in the U.S. was that "you just don’t want to be an importer of record" of Chinese crystalline...


Lux Research reveals top ten cell manufacturers

Lux Research's latest Solar Supply Tracker analysis names the top ten cell manufacturers. It also reveals that demand in Europe is on the rise, but European manufacturers are having problems remaining cost competitive.


Germany: Monthly cuts of FITs planned

The suggestion has been put forth to reduce photovoltaic feed-in tariffs on a monthly basis instead of a half-yearly one. Via this solution, the Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen hopes to prevent anymore occurrences of...


UK: FIT cuts clarity emerges

The UK flag.

The British Government has introduced a plan to lower photovoltaic feed-in tariffs (FIT) with effect from March 3, 2012.


SolarWorld AG holiday card has "Santa Flaws"

A Chirstmas card featuring a Chinese drawing.

Instead of Christmas cheer, SolarWorld AG of Germany apparently sent out a Christmas sneer this season—a not-very-backhanded affront to its Chinese solar industry competitors.


Q4 module price increase

PV module production.

In a price move that hasn’t been seen for some time, photovoltaic module prices increased in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to figures published today by IMS Research.


Zayed Future Energy Prize announces winners

Zayed Future Energy Prize, today, announced its 2012 awards winners from the World Future Energy Summit, distributing USD3.5 million to winners and runners-up across three categories.


Germany: Solar branch to provide alternative model for subsidy cuts

At today's meeting with the German Federal Environment Minister, the PV industry will probably submit its own proposal for the further development of solar energy.


GE to supply PV to wind project

A wind farm in the US, taken from a high.

GE has announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply 24 MW of photovoltaics to Invenergy. It will be installed at the Grand Ridge Solar project, which adjacent to the 210-MW Grand Ridge Wind project, which GE also...


Phoenix Solar acquires partner in Turkey

German company Phoenix Solar is broadening its expertise into Turkey. Phoenix Solar will be cooperating with iRES Enerji, founded by Ates Ugurel, also the founder of the Turkish Solar Energy Industry Association (GENSED).


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First off-grid systems and modules delivered to Vietnam

German foundation GÖDE reached an important milestone in its initiative "Solar Energy for Education". The first PV off-grid systems, solar modules and material for further stand-alone PV systems, have arrived in Vietnam after...


Röttgen for further reductions in solar subsidies

The German Budersrat.

The Environment Minister is for stronger cuts in solar feed-in tariffs (FITs) in Germany. There will be a discussion with industry representatives tomorrow.


MEMC refutes Japanese investment claims

PV in Japan.

Earlier this week, some news outlets published claims that MEMC Electronic Materials, through its SunEdison subsidiary, was going to invest 350 billion yen (USD4.6 billion) in Japan’s downstream photovoltaic market. The report...


Germany: New proposals for solar subsidies

A solar PV park in Germany.

As installed photovoltaic capacity for the fourth quarter, 2011, surprises many, pv magazine speaks with consumer protection expert, Holger Krawinkel, the Head of Building, Energy and the Environment at the Federation of German...


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