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Japan government expected to set barriers for imported solar modules

Jul 10, 15:46

As the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42 (US$0.53)/kWh offered by the Japan government for installing solar PV systems has attracted many foreign suppliers of solar products which...

solar panels

Germany passes April 1 solar incentive cuts with minor changes

Jul 4, 01:45

The government of Germany has passed its April 1 incentive cuts program with minor changes. The annual installation target remains at 2.5-3GW and as accumulated installations reach...

solar cells

Germany FIT uncertainty ignites hope for Europe solar market in 3Q12

May 15, 16:31

The Germany government's solar feed-in tariff (FIT) reductions, which took effect on April 1, may have to be revised because Germany Bundesrat (Federal Council) last week did not...

China government cuts 2012 Golden Sun Demonstration Project subsidy to CNY5.50/W

May 7, 11:22

The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science and Technology under the China government have announced the content of the 2012 Golden Sun Demonstration Project. The departments...

solar systems

Italy may implement new solar subsidy program in June

Mar 28, 15:44

Italy, the second-largest solar market in Europe, is likely to implement a new solar subsidy program in June. The new program will include an installation subsidy cap of 400MW per...

solar wafer

Germany likely to maintain April 1 solar incentive cuts between 20-40%

Mar 28, 01:25

The government in Germany is expected to announce solar incentive cuts on April 1. The magnitude of the cuts will likely be the same as previously announced, between 20-40% depending...

solar panel

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

Announcement of Japan renewable energy policy delayed to end of April

Mar 8, 01:40

The solar industry hoped Japan would announce renewable energy policies in January or February; however, any announcements have been delayed to the end of April. Industry sources...

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...

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

Commentary: China new LED lighting subsidy policies to focus on commercialization

Feb 23, 11:49

The subsidy program for upstream LED firms in China ended in 2011. There are many LED firms in China, but less than 20 of them have economies of scale and capacity of more than 20...

LED lighting

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

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

China government sets 3 levels of LED subsidies

Feb 15, 01:30

The China government will set three levels of LED subsidies. The first is for the central government to provide subsidies to LED firms to lower production costs. Second, provinces...

LED lightings

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

Digitimes Research: Solar PV installations booming in US southwestern states

Feb 10, 14:57

In the US, every state has its own solar PV incentive program. The ranking of the top-10 states that have the highest installations is expected to go through major reshuffles in 2011...

solar panels

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.

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

Possible versions to fix Elpida debt repayment crunch

Jan 31, 15:26

Japan-based memory chipmaker Elpida Memory reportedly is struggling to repay its debts due by early April, and therefore is exploring various options to raise funds in time. Industry...

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...

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%...

solar modules

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...

Commentary: A dance of numbers and policies for the solar market in 2012

Jan 12, 14:45

Germany surprised everyone with December solar installations reaching 3GW. This means the 2011 total installations in Germany market hit 7.5GW, surpassing 7.4GW in 2010 and becoming...

Digitimes Research: Global solar market to grow by 11.9% to 26.9GW in 2012

Jan 11, 15:49

The solar industry faced oversupply problems that caused significant price drops in 2011. Most solar firms faced losses. However, the rapid decrease of cost for solar PV systems induced...

solar cell

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...

solar cell

Taiwan market: Government allocates NT$2 billion for LED street lamps

Jan 9, 15:13

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) plans to have a budget up to NT$2 billion (US$66 million) to switch 326,000 units of street lamps into LED lightings. Many LED firms hope...

LED street lamps

China solar installations in 2012 to reach 3GW, says report

Dec 22, 11:29

China's solar installations may reach 3GW in 2012, according to China news outlet NE21. Due to strong support from the central and local governments, the solar industry in China has...

China government to announce LED subsidies

Dec 21, 01:10

The LED lighting product subsidy program for the 12th Five Year Plan has been set up by China's National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance and will be announced...

Solar PV firms shifting focus to profitability in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Dec 20, 14:26

Financial challenges are forcing solar photovoltaic (PV) companies to shift focus from seeking market share to instead prioritizing a return to profitability, according to Solarbuzz...

Taiwan government to install 250,000 LED street lamps in 2012

Dec 19, 15:24

The China government has announced the initiation of the second round of replacing street lamps in selected cities, and the Taiwan government has aslo announced a plan to provide...

LED lamps
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