Highlights

Wirsol to acquire two ‘subsidy free’ solar projects in the UK

Wirsol has announced the acquisition of two solar projects totaling 16 MW, which are gearing up to begin construction in the U.K. Wirsol also says it has plans to expand this portfolio to around 150 MW over the next 18 months.

Armenia on track to commission 10 MW, announce new utility-scale PV quotas

Work is heating up on 10 MW of solar PV plants in Armenia, which were commissioned under a special tariff announced in December 2016. Three MW have already been commissioned, with the rest scheduled for completion in 2018. Additional utility-scale quotas are also set to be published next year.

France’s renewed solar confidence on display at EnerGaïa 2017

France’s PV sector demonstrates regained confidence in the future of solar PV in both domestic and foreign markets. This was the key takeaway from renewable energy event, EnerGaïa, which took place this week in Montpellier. Expectations are that the event is fast becoming France’s energy transition fair. pv magazine presents the four themes dominating 2017’s event.

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BP returns to PV with $200 million investment in Lightsource

British Petroleum makes first move in PV since 2012 with acquisition of 43% stake in British renewables firm Lightsource.

ET Solar describes “reorganization” of its US module sales business

The Chinese PV maker and developer has made a statement regarding the bankruptcy of U.S. subsidiary ET Solar Inc.

IHS Markit: Global solar installations to pass 100 GW in 2018

Market analyst IHS Markit has issued its first forecast for 2018 installations. It expects the global market to surpass the 100 GW mark for the first time ever, hitting 108 GW.

Interview: EU provides more legal certainty for anti-dumping measures with new legislation

Milan Nitzschke, president of EU ProSun and spokesman AEGIS Europe, an industry alliance representing 30 European manufacturing sectors, explains what China’s quest for market economy status has to do with the new European anti-dumping directives, and what effect they will have on the measures against Chinese PV manufacturers.

Video: Quality Roundtable at PV Taiwan – “Finding the right partners for quality”

The 8th Quality Roundtable brought into sharp focus the challenges that Taiwan’s fast-growing solar market faces as it attempts to ramp up towards its 20 GW by 2025 PV goal. Typhoons, humidity and sea spray are just the beginning.

US solar deployment hits lowest level in two years (w/ charts)

Slowing residential solar markets, higher prices for components and a push-back of project completions were the perfect storm in Q3, however the U.S. market managed to remain above 2 GW.

New EU anti-dumping rules signed off

The new legal framework for anti-dumping, designed to protect the EU against unfair trade practices, has been signed. It will come into force on December 20.