Opinion & analysis
Storage and solar's missing links
The energy storage market has had its fair share of troubles, as has the solar market but the combination of the two technologies remains a fairly murky area.
After six more months of strife, solar industry seeks negotiated solutions
As the first half of 2013 draws to a close, solar industry players still are squabbling about everything under the sun. However, fatigue is setting in: Tired of the finger pointing and the trade disputes, the principal combatants – the European Union, China, and the United States – have begun to dial down the hostilities. They are hoping to parley a more level playing field, arrive at acceptable price points and provide incentives that will spur demand.
Speak (not so) softly and carry a big stick
NPD Solarbuzz's senior analyst Michael Barker talks about the recent developments in the ongoing trade case.
Limited exposure to Europe will warrant better returns for Chinese solar companies
Sometime on June 6th, European Commission Trade Minister Karel De Gucht will announce the decision regarding the establishment of temporary anti-dumping tariffs on solar modules entering the EU from China. Robert Dydo, CEO, SolarPVInvestor elaborates.
India attempts to deflect domestic content showdown
Michael Barker and Christopher Sunsong from NPD Solarbuzz, tell pv magazine about India's new solar policies.
Why does everyone believe MENA is the next big solar market?
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has shown little solar growth over the past few years; predictions are, the region will still only account for between 1 and 3% of global solar demand in the next 3. So why do so many believe MENA is the next big solar market? Where is all the fuss coming from, asks Yassir Gamil, managing director of Solarpraxis MENA. He also states his reasons for why anti-dumping trade cases are bad news for the industry.
PV module deliveries suggest a more assertive solar industry in 2013; and a return to profit for some
While the last couple of years have been hard on the solar industry, photovoltaic module deliveries in the first two months of the year suggest a more assertive solar industry in 2013, writes SolarPVInvestor’s Robert Dydo. He further explores the presence of Chinese PV companies in the U.S. and Japan; discusses why Suntech is not a blueprint for all Chinese PV manufacturers; and looks at which companies could achieve profitability in 2013.