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Magazine Archive 02-2017

From the top

Buffeted by demagoguery, ‘populism’ has become something of a dirty word in recent months. But if we hack away at its modern (mis)interpretation, the notion of what populism actually means – addressing the concerns of ordinary people –tallies quite nicely with solar PV. For it is becoming increasingly populist to take issue with climate change, […]

Strong and stable

Dutch PV opportunities: The Netherlands has been a latecomer to the renewable energy table. Still known as a gas-land, the Netherlands is among the bottom three worst performing countries of Europe when it comes to clean energy. But the country has found the way up and is creating the conditions for a stable and upward trend.

Building Big in MENA

New energy plans: United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia both announced in January new energy plans for their countries, targeting a large share of solar PV in their energy mix. pv magazine presents the latest update from both countries and provides a first estimate of what is possible and how much soon.

2017: A crucial year for Indian solar

Indian Installations: With 9 GW in installations lined up for 2017, it can no longer be denied that India is playing in the big leagues. Raj Prabhu, CEO and founder of industry analysts Mercom Capital provides some detail on what’s on the horizon for one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

From Beijing to Shenzhen: cutting-edge PV in China

China roadtrip: pv magazine managing director Eckhart K. Gouras returned to China at the tail-end of 2016 to take the nation’s PV pulse once more. Traveling from Beijing to Shenzen via a number of logistically significant locations along the way, this was a journey that affirmed China’s ambition and vision to remain the world’s largest and most dynamic solar player.

Breaking new ground

Central America’s solar boom: Central American nations have emerged from obscurity to a leading role in the deployment and integration of large amounts of renewable energy. But the Energy Transition in this region is just beginning.

Utility scale slipping

Japan Outlook: Feed in tariff cuts and a new reverse auction system are just 2 of the biggest from a whole heap of policy changes set to shake up Japanese solar over the coming year. As the country’s biggest solar trade show, PV Expo Japan, approaches once again, pv magazine takes a look at what’s in store for solar in the land of the rising sun.

PV without the politics

Industry future: Cofounder and director of the Becquerel Institute, Gaëtan Masson examines PV’s position in the shifting political landscape. With policy support declining in many countries, can PV find a way to escape from this corner and continue to lead the transition to renewable energy?

U.S. Solar: Myths and Alternative Facts

Policy support: Deployment of solar PV in the U.S. for larger commercial and multi-megawatt commercial projects is currently strong. It may continue to be strong, but ongoing momentum is not ensured.

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