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Germany leads resurgent European growth late in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Jan 31, 14:38

A 23% sequential rise in the fourth-quarter 20111 European photovoltaic market has created short-term optimism in the industry, which has been amplified by the slowdown in module...

Privatized solar firms in China unlikely to benefit from domestic market expansions, says report

Jan 16, 16:11

The low demand of the solar market in 2011 has been pushing China to develop its own domestic solar demand. However, according to China news outlet NE21, most power plants are under...

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Digitimes Research: Global solar market share of Germany and Italy to decrease in 2012

Jan 16, 13:57

Germany has announced that 2011 solar PV system installations totaled 7.5GW, and in particular the installations in the fourth quarter alone reached 4.15GW. This means more than 50%...

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Germany government said to be about to discuss additional solar incentive cuts

Jan 16, 11:23

The unexpected high number of solar PV system installations in Germany in 2011 may ignite the possibility for the government to initiate incentive cuts. The latest possible version...

China solar demand only benefits some firms

Jan 11, 01:20

China-based solar firms have been hoping that the China market will overtake Germany as the biggest solar market in the world. However, industry sources pointed out the 5GW of installation...

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Global PV installations to hit 24GW in 2011, says IMS Research

Nov 16, 10:43

Global solar PV installations will reach 24GW in 2011 according to IMS Research. IMS Research found that despite the relatively weak start to the year, installations will rise by...

Production cutbacks insufficient to prevent solar module inventory buildup, says Solarbuzz

Oct 11, 14:06

The release of a national photovoltaic (PV) feed-in-tariff (FiT) policy in July has resulted in a significant increase in PV project development activity in China. According to Solarbuzz,...

Solar installations in Germany undergo end-of-year resurgence, says IHS

Oct 4, 16:56

After slumping in July and August, Germany's orders for new photovoltaic (PV) solar systems are set to soar in October and November, generating a surge in demand that may be difficult...

DelSolar PV modules qualify for 10% extra feed-in tariff in Italy

Sep 14, 01:00

Taiwan-based solar cell maker DelSolar on September 13 indicated that 125-250W PV modules made of its polycrystalline silicon solar cells have passed certification by Germany-based...

Trina Solar announces 2Q11 financial results

Aug 24, 14:02

China-based integrated solar firm Trina Solar has announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2011.

New government incentive delivers massive upside to China solar market, says IHS iSuppli

Aug 12, 11:16

The China government's new feed-in-tariff (FIT) incentive program is expected to give a major boost to the country's solar industry, potentially increasing installations by a combined...

PV demand forecast for 2011 raises over 22GW, says IMS Research

Aug 10, 14:57

Despite a very weak start to the year, IMS Research has recently increased its forecast for the full year by more than 1GW and predicts more than 22GW of new PV capacity will be added...

China government unifies solar feed-in-tariffs

Aug 2, 15:14

The China government announced recently it will unify its feed-in-tariffs for solar power to promote the development of the domestic solar market. The feed-in-tariff for solar power...

Limited solar installations in 1H11 may cause small incentive cuts in Germany

Jun 8, 01:15

Germany plans to announce a new incentive program for solar installations on June 7. Market rumors indicate the final version may only cut incentives by 6% due to a lack of installations...

Italy PV subsidies undecided, but capped outline is clear, say Taiwan makers

May 6, 10:29

While the Italian government has not yet finalized new PV feed-in tariffs, the following principles are almost solid: tariffs will be cut each month to reach a cumulative reduction...

Win Win Precision Technology executives stress rosy outlook for PV industry

Apr 20, 15:55

Despite stagnant demand in the European market due to uncertain government subsidy policies, industry players believe the outlook for the photovoltaic (PV) industry is still bright...

Low investment return cools Germany PV installation

Mar 24, 10:28

Due to the German government's successive cuts on feed-in-tariff (FIT) for photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, the country's internal rate of return (IRR) for investments in solar systems...

Taiwan 2011 PV feed-in tariff rates lowered by about 30% from 2010

Jan 31, 10:54

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on January 28 announced the adjustment in feed-in tariff rates for various types of renewable energy for the year 2011, with rates for...

Taiwan government changes PV feed-in tariff rule

Dec 21, 12:08

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on December 17 announced a rule change for the government's 20-year feed-in tariff (FIT) subsidization for...

Taiwan market: 2010 subsidized PV installation capacity to exceed target

Oct 19, 02:05

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) had received 981 photovoltaic (PV) system projects filed for application for feed-in tariff subsidization with total installation capacity...

Time to recoup investment in feed-in PV projects to shrink from 10 to 8 years, says MOEA

Oct 12, 01:05

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in December 2009 set feed-in tariff rates for photovoltaic (PV) system installation projects based on the estimate that such investment...

Ontario solar market booms, but local sourcing mandate could limit growth, says iSuppli

Aug 27, 12:14

Aggressive government incentives are set to trigger booming growth in solar installations in Ontario, Canada, in 2010, but regulations requiring the use of locally sourced PV products...

Taiwan, China solar wafer and cell makers to maintain or raise prices in 3Q10 in spite of FIT cut in Germany

Jul 13, 13:56

Solar wafer and cell makers in China and Taiwan are not lowering quotes in the third quarter of 2010 and some even successfully raised prices despite a subsidy slash by Germany, according...

Return rate gap to narrow between a-Si thin-film and poly-Si solar systems after Germany's FIT slash

Jul 1, 12:01

Amorphous silicion (a-Si) thin film solar technology could make a strong push in Germany after the government's FIT (feed-in-tariff) slash if quotes for polycrystalline (poly-Si)...

German government still leaning towards same FIT cut

Jun 15, 10:56

Germany's lower house Bundestag is expected to send the same FIT (feed-in-tariff) rate reduction proposal, which ranges from 11% for former industrial sites to 16% for rooftop installations,...

Solar system installers hold up projects, await price quotes from suppliers

Jun 1, 11:41

Solar system installers, particularly in Germany, have moved back third-quarter 2010 installation projects due to uncertainty about solar module prices and installation costs, according...

Solar-grade wafer quotes to rise 2-3% in June

May 20, 11:20

Solar-grade silicon wafer makers are expected to raise wafer price by 2-3% in June, bringing the total increase for the first half of 2010 to about 15%. The price of 6-inch wafers...

Germany feed-in rate cut to determine solar wafer price hikes in June and July

Apr 28, 10:36

Solar wafer makers are rumored to be planning to raise wafer prices in June and July, and some solar cell companies have already agreed on the price hike, according to industry sources...

Solar module price cut needed to counter expected Germany subsidy reductions

Apr 26, 11:34

Solar module prices will have to decrease by 10% to stimulate installation demand if the German government indeed cuts feed-in-tariffs by 16% on July 1, according to industry sources...

iSuppli hikes solar forecast; installations to nearly double in 2010

Apr 21, 14:34

A surge of sales in Germany combined with plunging prices are set to boost solar demand in 2010, prompting iSuppli to upgrade its forecast of installations of PV systems in 2010.

Italy rumored to be considering quarterly solar subsidy adjustments

Apr 21, 12:11

The government in Italy is considering proposals to adjust solar subsidies on a quarterly basis, according to industry rumors. Such measures could have a positive influence on the...

Germany likely to finalize 2011 solar subsidy cuts at upcoming review

Apr 19, 12:08

German officials are slated to meet again on April 25 to discuss rate reduction of solar energy feed-in tariff (FIT), according to industry insiders. With the new rate set to take...

China-based PV module maker to lower quotes by 10% after feed-in tariff cuts in Germany

Mar 12, 14:11

An unspecified China-based maker of PV modules plans to lower its spot market quotes by 10%, from US$1.7-1.85/W currently, the third quarter of 2010 in a bid to maintain its global...

Japan, US and China to become largest PV markets, says Neo Solar

Mar 1, 16:28

As Germany will reduce feed-in tariffs for domestic PV system installations while Japan has resumed subsidies, Japan stands a good chance of surpassing Germany to become the world's...

Taiwan PV feed-in tariff enables investment to be recouped in 10-15 years

Feb 12, 15:10

Taiwan's 20-year feed-in tariffs for PV system installation projects are estimated to result in investment payback periods of 10-15 years, according to industry sources.

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