EU Commission: solar dumping duties and minimum price to remain

The European Commission has ruled that its antidumping and antisubsidy measures will not be allowed to expire, with a review to be launched that could take up to 15 months to complete. Imports on Chinese cells however may be exempted from the measures.

EU PVSEC: Stagnating global PV installations till 2020 or 100 GW cumulative capacity?

On Monday, the 31st EU PVSEC in Hamburg, Germany opened its doors. Despite the current turbulence in the European solar industry, a high visitor turnout was seen at the opening conference. Future industry expectations are split: Either global installations will stagnate until 2020; or increase to 100 GW.

95.5 MW of PV capacity for June in Germany

In June this year, the German Federal Network Agency registered a rather low 95.5 MW of PV capacity, depicting the same story as in the last months. Of that, 56.8 MW came into operation.

BYD: EVA-free solar modules, 3 new energy storage batteries

At this year’s Intersolar Europe, BYD introduced a solar PV module without EVA, which promises an extended service life and improved efficiencies. Production is expected to reach up to 500 MW in 2016. It also unveiled a new battery and two energy storage systems.

Tesla Powerwall battery coming to Germany in Q4

The announcement of a new and low-priced home battery from U.S. manufacturer Tesla is has generated quite a buzz in Germany, although many questions have remained unanswered — until now. pv magazine speaks to Tesla about its latest offering.

KIT-test: Some battery cells last five times longer than others

Andreas Gutsch of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has enlivened the discussion about the quality and safety of lithium-ion storage batteries with new tests.

Belectric reveals battery storage facility at large-scale PV plant

Belectric and Vattenfall cut the ribbon for a new battery storage facility at the Alt Daber solar power plant in Germany.

Correction: IEA unveils new PV roadmap

The International Energy Agency has unveiled a new roadmap for solar technologies. Compared to previous roadmaps, this latest scenario suggests almost twice as much electricity globally via PV.

Forecast 2030: stored electricity at $0.05/kWh

Winfried Hoffmann, a well-known figure throughout the PV world, has created a learning curve for battery storage that predicts costs will fall much faster than many experts believe.

A big step for LED flashers in cell production

Hanwha Q Cells adopts LED flasher from Wavelabs as a fully fledged replacement for the xenon flasher during cell testing and production.

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