Mexico’s Green Expo shows that a Gigawatt PV market is around the corner

The Mexican PV market is full of promise at this year’s Green Expo in Mexico City. Today is the last day of the three-day exhibition organized by EJ. Krause Mexico and CONIECO (Consejo Nacional de Industriales Ecologistas).

Solar Show Africa 2017 exhibits diversification of South Africa PV market

As market participants in South Africa wait for the final results of the country’s fourth round of the successful REIPPP tender program for large-scale solar PV to be announced in early April, this week’s Solar Show Africa, part of the 20th Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 in Johannesburg, showed a growing diversification of solar PV in this leading African market.

Huawei launches 1500V Smart PV Solution at WFES in Abu Dhabi

At this week’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi Huawei launched its 1500V Smart PV Solution for the Middle East Africa (MEA) market. At yesterday’s launch event pv magazine interviewed Paul Pan, Huawei’s General Manager for the Smart PV Plant Business, Middle East & Africa, at the Huawei booth at WFES. Pan is responsible for over 70 countries in MEA, where Huawei is already present with offices serving its ICT customer base.

Overcapacities and subsidy cuts prompt falling prices around the world

Globalization is a fact of life in the solar PV industry as much of the production of modules and other key PV system components takes place in China, only to then be shipped across the seas to customers in other continents.

Solar Show Africa 2016 opens with promise across wide range of PV markets

The Solar Show Africa 2016 opened with much interest in Johannesburg yesterday, with exhibitors and visitors engaging in a wide range of discussions on available solutions and measures to drive South Africa and other African markets forward in PV installations.

Genera Latinoamerica 2013 opens in Santiago, Chile, revealing broad potential of Chilean PV market

The show marks the first time Genera has been hosted outside Spain, reflecting the burgeoning PV potential in Chile and the wider Latin American market.

Solarcon 2013: PV Restructuring in China

It is clear the fall from grace of one of the world’s largest PV manufacturers – a key topic at this year’s Solarcon China 2013 – will impact other Chinese top-tier companies. Other discussion points at the event included shifting policy models and the imminent overhaul of China’s PV FITs.

China: Scaling back ambitions and overhauling PV subsidies

This year’s PV Project Implementation Conference – China saw around 80 solar industry professionals gather to discuss large-scale opportunities in what is tipped to be the biggest PV market of 2013. In contrast to the government’s declared 10 GW targets, forecasts are that just 8 GW of new PV will be added in China this year. Meanwhile, rumor has it, the Golden Sun Program will soon be scrapped.

Intersolar China: Ambitious targets and emerging markets

Despite being down-sized to a conference without an exhibition, the second edition of Intersolar China in Beijing turned out to be very well-timed. In addition to news of a doubling of the country’s 2015 photovoltaic target, many turned out to hear what the central government has planned for the domestic photovoltaic industry. Overseas markets were also a central topic of discussion.

China: New leadership in Beijing and plenty of promise for distributed PV in Guangdong

Organized by SEMI China, the Distributed PV Application and Commercialization Forum opened today in Shunde, Guangdong province. Overall, it was felt that China’s new Presidential appointments will bode well for the domestic photovoltaic market, and that Guangdong and China are about to do a lot more in distributed photovoltaic power.

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