Forum Solarpraxis shows the way to a solar future
Without a doubt, 2012 has been one of the most difficult years for the solar industry in a long time. On one hand, many new markets are opening up due to massively sinking prices for solar energy worldwide. On the other, the high pace of market change has seen bankruptcies and economic problems. The years 2013 and 2014 will likely be characterized by expansion, change and, indeed, collapse. Yet the further development of solar technology is inexorable.
The end is always a beginning
At the start of the vacation period and after the conclusion of the current amendment to the Renewable Energy Sources Act, the mood in the German photovoltaics industry is more mixed than ever. For many it was "lights out", while others barely manage to meet the altogether still very high demand.
Germany’s CDU party attempts to break resistance at state level
More or less behind the scenes, a further strange phenomenon involving the pending decision by the Upper House of the German Federal Parliament with regard to the Renewable Energy Act amendment on May 11, 2012, is in the making: The national CDU party is doing everything possible in order to get CDU-governed (or co-governed) federal states to vote against invoking a mediation committee.
Not enough for the industry to know what’s good!
A call to arms from publisher Karl-Heinz Remmers. He makes the case as to why the photovoltaic industry in Germany must rally together to take action and speak with a unified voice.
Guillotine RE law (EEG) amendment: A call to immediate and determined opposition!
Publisher, Karl-Heinz Remmers talks about what you can do to help save Germany's solar industry from the proposed feed-in tariff changes.
Karl-Heinz Remmers doesn't mince words as he lays out his opinion of Germany's new feed-in tariff plan in his latest publisher's comment.
Photovoltaics – the energy alternative that is immediately available in large and affordable quantities
Publisher Karl-Heinz Remmers takes aim at those who continue to label photovoltaics as the most expensive renewable energy source - particularly in context of the German renewable landscape.
Karl-Heinz Remmers has been active in the solar industry for around 20 years. In 1998, he established the Berlin-based Solarpraxis AG. In addition to setting up conference and engineering departments, he launched pv magazine (international), pv magazine China (Chinese) and photovoltaik (German). Furthermore, he has authored and co-authored numerous books dealing with the topics of photovoltaics and solar thermal.