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JinkoSolar expresses disappointment at proposed US duties on Chinese panels

JinkoSolar 1.2 MW BIPV project in the US

The Chinese PV manufacturer says the Commerce Department decision "will have a negative impact on the solar industry and will ultimately end up hurting U.S. customers and U.S. solar jobs the most."


Solar purchasing group launches

The yellow SPG logo.

The Solar Purchasing Group (SPG) has been launched to allow members to take advantage of group purchasing discounts when buying photovoltaic materials and components. Things like glass, cells, back sheets, junction boxes, EVA and...


First day of Asia Solar highlights solar survival strategies

A group of men at an opening ceremony for the solar industry. They are wearing dark suits.

The slowdown of the global solar industry is expected to continue well into this year. The need to understand this "crisis" is crucial, according to the experts, who spoke at the first day of the 7th Asia Solar 2012, in Shanghai,...


Germany: Energy turnaround is only possible with solar

Provincial minister for environment, climate and energy Franz Untersteller sat down with the Baden-Württemberg photovoltaic industry to discuss the future of renewable energy and photovoltaics in the state at a special meeting.


Sino-US trade dispute: Low tariffs to be imposed

The US and Chinese flags.

The U.S. government has announced that it will impose countervailing tariffs on Chinese solar products, but at rates lower than expected. That the tariffs are at the lower end may be seen as a small win for the Chinese PV...


US: Design-your-own PV picks up startup prize

A shot of the playboy mansion from above, with computer-generated solar panels on the roof.

A New Orleans solar startup company has picked up a US$50,000 Big Idea pitch competition award. SOLarchitect is an online service that allows homeowners to assesses the relevant cost, incentives and energy production of a...


Module prices to drop 29 percent in 2012

A graph show Germany's installed capacity for 2011.

As the global photovoltaic market shifts from Europe to America, China and other parts of the world, The NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz report predicts that c-Si module prices will fall by 29 percent in 2012. As this trend continues,...


E.ON chief prophesizes end of German PV industry

Without mincing his words, Klaus-Dieter Maubach who sits on the management board for E.ON AG, expressed his prophecy that Germany's solar manufacturing sector will cease to exist in a few years.


Global industry collaboration key focus for China

A ground-mounted solar system in China.

At the opening of Solarcon and Semicon China 2012, global industry collaboration was highlighted as a key path forward for the industry. Allan Lu, president of the event organizer SEMI, further stated that the need for energy in...


UK: Supermarket roofs host 6.9 MW

A shopping center roof, with some terrace houses in the background, on a small hill.

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has installed 6.9 megawatts (MW) across its stores in the south of England. Renewable Resources completed the installations and heralded their completion at the Ecobuild trade show, which...


CASE calls on CASM to disclose subsidies

The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) is calling on the seven members of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) to disclose a complete list of government subsidies they have received over the decade....


LDK Solar revises down Q411 guidance

The LDK Solar logo.

Declining photovoltaic wafer and module prices have been blamed for LDK Solar revising down its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter of 2011, from US$440 to $520 million, to $440 to $450 million.


Growing anti-nuclear sentiments in east asia

Ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit which will take place in Seoul, South Korea, anti-nuclear activists from across Asia have gathered in the city center to express their opposition to nuclear.


UK: Solar-power potential of 500,000 homes mapped

A plane flying over the verdant English countryside.

At the EcoBuild trade show, opening its doors tomorrow in London, one display will demonstrate a unique aerial mapping technology and method for calculating the energy potential of roofs. Bluesky, the company behind the...


SolarCity attracts $42.5 million for commercial rooftops

A solar array installed by SolarCity.

Solar lease provider SolarCity has announced a funding deal with Rabobank to fund 30 commercial photovoltaic installations in the U.S. The fund is worth US$42.5 million.


China: Big PV project possibilities, but grid and policy issues exisit

The consensus at Solarpraxis' first "Project implementation conference - China 2012" in Shanghai is clear: the potential of photovoltaic project development in China is huge, particularly in light of falling system costs....


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