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All Energy: looking to the commercial rooftop market

The commercial rooftop market is an important growth area as a post-FIT residential sector slows. But rigid requirements from state utilities are an obstacle for installers.

Europe still has a big part to play

The EU’s status report on solar says Europe still led the world for installations last year. The report was issued to coincide with the opening of EU PVSEC in Paris on Monday.

EU PVSEC conference draws crowds despite crisis

The 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition kicked off on Monday in Paris. The scientific program has remained largely unaffected by the current crisis. The halls open on Tuesday for exhibitors.

Brazil's solar potential in the spotlight at Intersolar South America

Intersolar South America opened in Sao Paulo on Wednesday with a clear focus on the domestic market. The event’s first day made apparent Brazil’s solar potential in both distributed generation and large-scale power plants.

Turkmenistan conference highlights renewable energy, Russian partnerships

Multinationals such as GE, Alston, Siemens and Sumitomo attended the 6th International Exhibition and Scientific Conference in Ashgabat. Despite plentiful resources, renewable energy is playing a bigger role in Turkmenistan.

World Energy Congress highlights dramatic change

The upcoming World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea, will be characterized by unprecedented developments that have redefined the global energy sector, says Christoph Frei, secretary general of the World Energy Council.

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.

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