Intersolar South America preview

With a predicted 13 GW of capacity by 2017, the lure of South America for PV companies should ensure a positive turnout at the first Intersolar South America trade show. Brazilian and German exhibitors dominate at the Sao Paulo show.

PV Japan 2013, smaller and more focused

The PV Japan 2013 trade show is smaller than its rival PV Expo event but offers opportunities in supporting technologies such as mounting systems. Uncertainty over the generous FIT regime, however, was a recurring theme.

Intersolar Europe: no boom but surpassing expectations

Attendees at Intersolar Europe in Munich were upbeat on the final day trade show and praised the quality of this year’s event and the large crowds of visitors the decline in exhibitors. Uncertainty over EU tariffs remained palpable in the exhibition halls, however, with leading Chinese manufactures reportedly cutting production by as much as 50%.

SNEC: "Solar Leaders Dialogue" dominated by EU-China trade dispute

Asian, American and European solar energy representatives met at the “Solar Leaders Dialogue”, within the framework of SNEC 2013 tradeshow and conference in Shanghai, to discuss the industry’s current challenges, trends and prospects. The panel was dominated by the EU Commission’s plans to impose provisional AD duties on Chinese imports.

Interview: Inside Sungevity’s expansion Down Under

Solar lease provider and online solar entrepreneur Danny Kennedy has expanded Sungevity into nine states across the U.S., from its Oakland base. This year the company moved into the Netherlands and, this quarter, into Australia. For company founder and president Kennedy, the move has a special significance, as the expatriate Australian is bringing his business home. pv magazine spoke the charismatic entrepreneur, to find out more.

New analysis shows solar PV is competitive in the Middle East

Solar photovoltaic electricity is competitive with conventional fossil fuel-based electricity generation, particularly for peak demand during the middle of the day, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a new report.

Australia: New government promises push to solar

The Liberal/National Party Coalition swept to power in elections in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) last weekend delivering the biggest defeat in Australian electoral history and some interesting developments for the PV industry.

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