Opinion & analysis
Potential growth seen for Chinese PV module shipments in Q1 2013
Industry observers and sources are optimistic about photovoltaic module shipments at the start of Q1 2013. Prices are appearing to stabilize, overall markets are experiencing intense demand, and there are no signs of the inventory glut seen just a couple of months back, writes SolarPVInvestor’s Robert Dydo. He discusses the current quarter possibilities, and takes a look at Q4 shipments.
PV industry to adapt for survival during 2013
With the close of 2012, one of the most difficult years for the PV industry has come to an end. The good news was that 2012 demand did not decline. However, the bad news was that the market did not grow to levels that would have largely corrected the industry’s supply/demand imbalance.
Ukrainian PV market on the verge of expansion
The maturing photovoltaic markets in Germany, Spain, France and Italy, and recent feed-in tariff cuts in a number of key markets have prompted solar investors to look for new opportunities in south east European (SEE) nations and Commonwealth Independent States (CIS). Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative.
Federal Regulator blasts open door to differentiated feed-in tariffs in USA
FERC decision clears the way for multi-tiered state FiTs.