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AFASE: Punitive PV tariffs put 30,000 European jobs in danger

In a new study, AFASE has laid out the consequences it expects anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers in Europe will have. Expected European-wide is a fall in demand, job losses and price increases.

Revenue increase breaks downturn for many Taiwan solar makers, but does it signal a turnaround?

October’s earning reports were a pleasant surprise for Taiwan’s solar industry, which rebounded 7.5% month on month (MM) on the back of robust gains by wafer makers and certain cell makers.

JinkoSolar's Q3 figures – a success story, of sorts

The release of JinkoSolar’s Q3 figures is the story of the Chinese giant shipping ever higher volumes whilst significantly reducing the horrific losses posted in the previous quarter, backing up CEO Kangping Chen’s assertion that a focus on cost reduction and new markets is paying dividends.

Community-owned solar: Like drinking milk without caring for the cow

Community-owned solar power is on the rise in the U.S. Kent James, chief strategy officer of Martifer Solar USA has implemented a series of projects with the Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective. In the following interview, he speaks to pv magazine about the benefits and barriers of the model, and discusses why the real traction for rapid solar garden development lies in its broad appeal for utilities.

Investments in solar are booming

Despite the on-going euro crisis and diminishing feed-in tariffs, investments in solar energy are booming, particularly in the secondary, or installed photovoltaic market. Milk the Sun’s CEO, Felix Krause, discusses.

IEA: Renewables to rival coal by 2035

Unhampered by a massive surge in the output of oil and natural gas, especially in the U.S., renewables will take their place in the sun by 2035, according to the findings of the World Energy Outlook 2012. Overall, solar power is expected to grow more rapidly than any other renewable technology. Subsidies will continue to play a key role in development, however.

UK: Renewables eliminate need for nuclear power

According to a new report, the “explosive” growth of photovoltaics in the U.K., and the related falling costs, mean the market for nuclear is disappearing. Combined with “stiff competition” from other renewables, the case for investing in nuclear is shaky at best.

Domestic module shipments hoped to lift Q3 results for the Chinese solar industry

On the back of photovoltaic tariffs for Chinese manufacturers exporting modules into the U.S., expectations were that the Chinese market would become a substitute for its domestic manufacturers. However, judging by Q3 shipment estimates, the market has not quite taken off as some had predicted. Robert Dydo, CEO-Editor SolarPVInvestor and Jason Tsai, chief analyst Solarzoom PV Research Center discuss.

Solar stocks react well to government incentives in Japan

The power of governmental legislation in driving solar stocks was again brought to the fore this week, as prices rose sharply on the back of favorable information coming from Asia.

Solar stocks suffer tough month

A tough month on global financial markets, with the main U.S. indices posting losses of around six percent and Europe, fairing a little worse, was exacerbated for solar stocks, as key governmental decisions impacted upon prices.

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