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GTM Research: Latin America to install 2.2 GW of solar PV this year

GTM Research expects Latin America’s solar market to grow 55% over last year’s levels, as a breakout year for solar in Mexico and Brazil.

India looks set to dominate at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar 2010 crowd shot at registration desks in Munich

The 20th Intersolar Europe has opened its doors today in Munich. While the trade show floors are still quite empty, word on the street is that, spurred on by China’s progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its...

Hershey’s sweet PV installation soured by poor renewable energy generation incentives

Solar installation in process on the roof of a vet practice in Pennsylvania.

American confectioner, the Hershey Company, has completed the installation of 1,092 solar panels over a walkway and parking lot at its Chocolate World amusement centre, at the company’s home base in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Arava Power unveils Israel’s first solar field

Solar panels in desert during construction.

In a historic ceremony on Sunday night, one of Arava Power Company’s founders David Rosenblatt saw his company and country’s first photovoltaic field inaugurated.

Steep growth for PV forecast in EREC's plans for binding renewable targets

Some steps with EREC campaign slogan.

In late May, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) called for a 45 percent binding renewable energy target by 2030 for member states to reach greenhouse emission reduction commitments. Photovoltaics is seen as playing a...

Germany: Unscheduled cuts to solar FIT scheme dropped

A picture of the German federal parliament, the Reichstag, on a cloudy day.

Additional cuts to photovoltaic feed-in tariffs (FIT), which were to come into effect as of March 2012, have been struck from the draft of amendments to the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), according to media reports. The German...

APVA reports on Australian solar industry's record-breaking year

Solar panels in Australia

The Australian Photovoltaic Association’s (APVA) report on the state of the market in 2010 has been released, with the country’s record year in numbers matched by progress in research and development.

UK: Solar Trade Association challenges government in new report

A picture of a UK household with solar panels on near-by structure.

Industry body takes the fight for a solar UK to government, claiming 360,000 jobs can be created by 2020.

T-Solar forms partnership to move into Indian PV market

Solar panels installed in India.

Spanish solar power producer and installer T-Solar has announced a partnership with India’s Astonfield Renewables to build five MW solar plant.

German PV manufacturers look to Asian markets

Manufacturing process in China for photovoltaic modules.

Photovoltaic industry forecasts have indicated that German manufacturers must look to markets outside of Europe for future growth as industry data suggests a strong Asian focus.

Germany’s new EEG draft contains extra solar subsidy cuts

German flag

Next Monday, June 6, the Cabinet of the German federal government is to decide upon an additional cut in photovoltaic feed-in tariffs of six percent, to be introduced as of March 1, 2012.

Germany’s PV future discussed

Conergy photovoltaic park, Germany

Leading photovoltaic managers met at the 2nd German Solarforum, held in Berlin on Monday May 31, to discuss the future of Germany’s solar industry.

Solar to become mainstream, but will experience growing pains

Phoenix Solar photovoltaic module close up

A new report has found that the Fukushima nuclear disaster will help to push solar energy into the mainstream, but that demand is currently not growing as fast as production. Furthermore, regulatory stability is needed in order...

Germany: Nuclear to be abolished; deeper PV cuts under consideration

German photovoltaic solar park by Conergy

In a positive move, The German cabinet has today announced it will close all of Germany’s nuclear power plants. But, casting a shadow over the news, for some at least, it has been said that some governmental factions are looking...

More solar "critical" for Asia’s future growth

Photo of Asian village with solar panels installed.

Asian Development Bank says expansion in solar energy generation is crucial if the region is to continue to grow economically, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Japan's "nuclear village" looks into renewable energy alternatives including solar

Tokyo skyline photo.

In a changed energy policy environment, Japan's major power producers move towards a renewable future with solar at its heart.

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