What comes after PERC?

Upgrade cycles: Having conducted extensive along the PV value chain, and numerous interviews with equipment suppliers and PV manufacturers, Götz Fishbeck, CEO at Smart Solar Consulting, shares his conclusions regarding the future investment in novel cell technologies, and the outlook for additions of cell capacities.


Since its inauguration in 2015, pv magazine‘s Technology Highlights & Award has brought together leading experts from the solar industry in order to recognize and honor the year’s most innovative developments in technology. These innovations are a key driver behind solar’s continued growth across the entire world, and represent both the industry’s present and future. […]

Legal Expert with Interview Christian Tietje

The Legal Expert: “There are no automatic duties.”

Analyst Interview with Henning Wicht

The analyst: “Antidumping duties do not change anything as far as the structural problem of small and medium-sized manufacturers are concerned.”

Grid Parity Monitor

Grid parity monitor PV energy is improving cost competitiveness in the commercial segment CREARA has released a new issue of its Grid Parity Monitor (GPM) series. This is the third issue focused exclusively on the commercial sector (30 kW PV systems) which analyzes countries in Europe and LatAm (Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and […]

Module Price Index

pvXchange module price index November 2016: Red light, green light Module price index: The market is once again running circles around politicians, with Europe particularly leaden-footed. While the European Commission continues its brooding over the question of whether Chinese manufacturers are still engaged in price dumping, module and cell prices have long since reached a level […]

Guggenheim Solar Index

October 2016: Solar stocks still slipping Guggenheim Solar Index: Solar stocks are significantly underperforming the market, with fears over Trump’s likely move away from renewable energy adding to wider uncertainty. The Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) fell (14.3%) this month [October 17 – November 18] compared to the S&P 500 (+2.3%), Dow Jones (+4.0%) and Russell 2000 […]


The pv magazine investor corner contains articles from prominent market analysts and industry news, and updates on module and stock prices.

Feed-in tariffs (FITs) in Europe

Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Montenegro Netherlands Portugal Romania Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Ukraine United Kingdom Austria Rooftop BIPV Term Size Incentive Size Incentive 5-200kWp €0.115/kWh 5-200kWp €0.115/kWh 13 years Rooftop and BIPV installations are also […]