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Italy expected to have 2GW solar installation demand in 2Q12

Mar 21, 15:28

The government in Italy will be making feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in June, and the industry believes a surge of demand about 2GW will happen in the second quarter before the cut.

Downstream solar firms lower inventory levels in preparation for April 1 FIT cuts in Germany

Mar 21, 15:25

The global solar industry has been waiting for the announcement of new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. If the magnitude of the new cuts is smaller than expected, a new surge...

solar module

World solar PV market grew to 27.4GW in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Mar 20, 14:44

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 27.4GW in 2011, up 40% on year, according to Solarbuzz.

Taiwan solar cell makers quote US$0.50/W

Mar 20, 14:12

Taiwan-based makers of solar cells are quoting US$0.50/W, slightly lower than US$0.50-0.55/W quoted in February before the Germany government announced a reduction in the feed-in...

solar panels

April 1 FIT cuts in Germany to only affect ground-mounted solar PV systems, says Gintech president

Mar 16, 12:32

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Gintech has indicated that ground-mounted solar PV systems will suffer strong impact from the April 1 feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. However, commercial...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Demand for small- to medium-size silicon wafers, LED sapphire substrates to be better in 2Q12, says SAS chairman

Mar 16, 12:08

Global demand for small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade silicon wafers and LED sapphire substrates will improve from the preceding quarter in second-quarter 2012, while demand...

MK Lu, chairman and CEO of SAS

April orders unaffected by Germany FIT cuts, says Solartech chairman

Mar 16, 11:17

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech, has indicated that first-quarter 2012 performance will be better than fourth-quarter 2011. In addition, Liu noted...

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Solartech

Digitimes Research: Solar prices in Greater China begin to fall due to Germany FIT cuts

Mar 9, 16:32

The announcement of Germany's new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts has stopped the price increases of solar products that began in February. Despite the fact that the Germany government...

solar modules

Commentary: One step closer to grid parity

Mar 9, 14:33

Germany has announced new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts that have larger magnitude than expected. The effects are likely to ripple across the supply chain. Digitimes met up with Davis...

solar panels

Germany aims 2012 installation target at 2.5-3.5GW

Mar 8, 14:52

The government in Germany has stated its targeted total solar installations of 2.5-3.5GW for 2012 remains unchanged, according to industry sources

Solar prices in Greater China unaffected by upcoming incentive cuts in Germany

Mar 8, 01:45

Industry sources have noted that so far solar cell prices in the Greater China region have not been affected by planned incentive cuts in Germany. The price of solar cells with conversion...

solar cell

Germany solar incentive cuts may be moved back to April 1

Mar 7, 01:30

The effective date of Germany's new incentive cuts may be moved back to April 1, 2012 from the scheduled date March 9, said industry sources. The consideration of moving the date...

Polysilicon spot price falls below US$30/kg due to pessimistic market outlook

Mar 7, 01:10

Germany's feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts have caused pessimism in the solar market. Some solar firms have been reportedly selling materials to prevent losses from depreciating inventory...

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Yingli Green Energy offers CNY5.18/W to win solar module supply for solar PV system in China

Mar 6, 14:29

China-based Yingli Green Energy Holding has won a contract to supply solar modules for a 30MWp solar PV system to be installed in Ningxia, northwestern China, by quoting as low as...

solar module

China-based makers lower PV module prices in response to Germany feed-in tariff cuts

Mar 3, 11:25

As the government in Germany has decided to reduce feed-in tariff rates for PV systems effective on March 9, leading China-based PV module makers have lowered quotes by 20% from 0.70EUR/W...

Low FIT to boost popularity of high conversion efficiency solar products

Mar 2, 16:00

As Germany cuts incentives, the era of low feed-in-tariff (FIT) for the solar industry has arrived. Germany also indicated the new incentive plan will only subsidize 85-90% of electricity...

solar panels

Digitimes Research: Greater China solar prices remain static ahead of Germany incentive cuts

Mar 2, 14:49

Due to the incentive cuts that will take effect on March 9, 2012 in Germany, prices of solar products have been static. Digitimes Research analyst Chihheng Liang noted that module...

solar cell

Germany incentive cuts to hit local solar PV system firms first

Mar 2, 14:46

The government in Germany plans to cut feed-in-tariffs (FIT) of small-size solar PV systems by 20% and large-size systems by 30%. In addition, systems that are above 10MW will not...

solar panels

Germany incentive cut dissolves price increases hoped for by solar firms

Feb 29, 15:14

Germany has announced new incentive cuts will be initiated in March 9, 2012. The industry expected such measures to be taken in April 1, 2012, but never expected the date being moved...

solar panel

Digitimes Research: Solar prices in Greater China stay flat due to on-going negotiations

Feb 24, 15:16

Solar prices in Greater China were mostly flat this week (Feb 20-24), except for 156 mono solar cells which saw an increase of US$0.01/W, said Chihheng Liang, Digitimes Research an...

solar

New incentive cuts in Germany may begin on March 9

Feb 24, 11:13

The German government announced new incentive cuts on February 23. For the feed-in-tariff (FIT) of solar PV systems under 10KW, the incentive cut will be 20%. For systems from 10KW-1MW,...

solar panel

April 1 solar incentive cut in Germany may be larger than expected, says industry source

Feb 24, 11:05

The government in Germany is expected to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV systems effective on April 1, 2012, with current rates to decrease 20% and 25% for small- and medium-scale roof-mounted...

solar panel

China taking blame for troubles at Germany solar firms, says report

Feb 16, 16:15

Germany-based solar firms have been blaming China-based peers for the severity of the market, according to China news media outlet NE21. The report noted that some Germany-based...

solar panels

Commentary: Solar supply chain in dire straits despite growing installations in 2011

Feb 16, 14:01

According to European Photovoltaic Industry Association, the global solar PV system installations reached 27.7GW in 2011, up by 70% compared to 16GW in 2010. However, the solar industry...

solar panel

Solar industry awaits possible incentive cuts in April in Germany

Feb 16, 01:30

The government in Germany plans to meet up to discuss new solar PV incentive programs that will be initiated on April 1. The policies will affect the solar industry significantly...

solar modules

Snow causes delays in Germany solar PV system installations

Feb 15, 01:15

Solar PV system installation firms have been eager to install systems before the April incentive cuts. However, the weather has been delaying projects. This will cause inventory levels...

solar panels

Commentary: Chances of PV price increase to depend on extent of incentive cuts

Feb 13, 15:41

The oversupply in the solar market caused the prices to drop drastically in 2011. Solar firms have been hoping to revive the prices in 2012, but as various governments plan to make...

solar panels

Order surge of solar cells from Germany to level off in end of February

Feb 13, 11:22

Germany plans to move the July solar incentive cuts to April, which will cause customers to rush into installation completions in March and result in solar cell demand fading off...

solar cell

Solar firms face numerous entry barriers in non-Europe markets

Feb 6, 11:13

Germany, the world's largest solar market, continues to influence the solar industry with policies. The market suspects Germany to move mid-year incentive cuts to April 1, 2012. Germany...

Decrease in solar installation costs causes governments to make incentive cuts

Feb 4, 11:23

The price of solar products decreased around 50% in 2011 due to a demand freeze and oversupply. This has caused the cost of installing solar PV systems to drop rapidly.

Digitimes Research: 2012 global solar installations to reach 28.5GW, higher than previous forecast

Feb 4, 11:17

Digitimes Research forecast 2012 total installations to be 26.9GW. However, Germany announced fourth-quarter 2011 installations surpassed the predicted 4GW. Hence, Digitimes Research...

solar cell

Germany may cut solar incentives as early as April

Jan 31, 16:28

Asia-based solar supply chains have been looking for a chance to increase prices, however, the reported decisions of governments in Europe to cut incentives during the Lunar New Year...

solar wafers

Germany, Italy likely to end subsidies for ground-mounted solar PV systems

Jan 31, 14:44

The Germany and Italy governments, in their plans to decrease feed-in tariff rates for installation of PV systems in April and July 2012 respectively, may delete subsidization for...

solar panels

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...

Excess PV installations in Germany may be due to investment from China-based makers

Jan 20, 11:12

China's solar supply chain in 2011 invested a great deal to set up solar PV systems or small PV power plants in Europe in an attempt to use self-produced products, and this is likely...

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