Opinion & analysis
India's solar market is emerging from a slump with the NSM and 'group solar parks'
The Indian market is in an ongoing, long-term transition. Most developers still rely on policy driven projects to meet their capacity targets.
Waiting for lower module prices: Is the minimum import price reduction already making an impact?
The answer has to be yes! Many Asian manufacturers are already openly discussing price cuts, which had, however, already been gradually introduced some time ago -- but more on that later.
The changing dynamics of India's National Solar Mission
The results of India's National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase II Batch I were announced on February 21. Overall, the 750 MW scheme was oversubscribed by nearly three times and there were some surprising and positive results.
The Indian solar residential market is at the cusp of taking off
Karanraj Chaudri of Bridge to India examines India's rooftop market, which is set to grow dramatically in view of increasing demand and the recent introduction of new incentives, such as state-level net-metering policies.
South Africa's PV market
NPD Solarbuzz analyst Susanne von Aichberger examines the current state of PV development in Africa's biggest energy market.
Photovoltaic industry adapts as mandatory recycling rules kick in
It's no longer just a green thing to do: starting in February the collection, transport and recycling as well as its related financing and administration of discarded end-of-life photovoltaic panels is EU law.
India now needs to focus more on implementation than announcements
In 2013, India saw a solar PV capacity addition of 905 MW. At the end of 2013, India’s cumulative installed capacity stood at 2,123 MW. The first quarter of 2013 saw the largest capacity addition for the year at 408 MW.