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  • Last update: Friday 7 June 2013 [83 news items]

Solar trade dispute spreads to wine industry; gets personal

Jun 7, 11:35

In retaliation for Europe setting a punitive tariff (11.8%) on China-made solar panels, China announced on June 5 plans to start an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against...

Europe sets 2-month 11.8% trade tariff on China solar panels

Jun 5, 12:37

The European Commission (EC) announced on June 4 a punitive tariff rate of 11.8% on China-made solar panels and main components such as solar cells and wafers, according to

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Strong reaction from China, EU members over solar trade row

May 28, 11:13

Europe may levy anti-dumping tariffs on China-made solar products. This will increase the prices of China-made solar products in Europe. To retaliate, China will likely impose tariffs...

Solar industry capex hits 7-year low in 2013, says IHS

May 22, 10:44

Although global capital spending this year in the solar supply chain is expected to fall to its lowest level since 2006, indications signal that the downturn in investment has hit...

China consumes 33% of global solar panel shipments in 4Q12, says NPD Solarbuzz

Jan 23, 14:35

The China end-market dominated shipments of solar panels during the final quarter of 2012 with 33% of global end-market demand, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

Number of companies in the solar supply chain set to plunge in 2013, says IHS

Jan 10, 12:17

Amid rapidly falling prices, mounting losses and massive operational costs, the upstream solar supply chain is undergoing major consolidation, with the number of companies participating...

Japan expects solar market to grow rapidly

Nov 12, 10:40

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy held a discussion forum on planning and business opportunities from installing solar PV power-generating plants in Japan. The forum invited experts from...

US financial institutes may securitize solar PV system projects

Nov 8, 21:52

US financial institutes may securitize solar PV system projects. Solar firms believe securitization of solar PV projects could help firms obtain funds easier, which would benefit...

Sharp plans to withdraw solar panel production in EU and US

Sep 28, 01:10

Japan-based Sharp plans to cut solar panel production in Europe and the US. The firm plans to gather resources and focus on Japan and other Asia markets. Sharp hopes to increase its...

Digitimes Research: Germany solar installations reach 1.8GW in 1Q12

Jun 29, 14:04

Germany solar installations reached 1.8GW in first-quarter 2012. In particular, solar installations in March alone reached 1.15GW. Shipments to the solar market in Europe have been...

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Taiwan market: Individual solar PV systems face difficulties in financing

Apr 16, 14:23

The government of Taiwan recently announced electricity price hikes, and this may help spur growth of solar PV installations in the country. However, the government indicated the...

Utech Solar cooperates with KRTC

Mar 16, 11:47

The joint venture between solar cell maker Gintech and CTCI Corporation, Utech Solar, recently announced it has entered cooperation with Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC)...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

CES 2012: New XO 3.0 showcased with Marvell chip

Jan 10, 01:35

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is showcasing its latest XO 3.0 tablet PC at CES 2012 at the booth of Marvell.

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Digitimes Research: 2011 global solar PV installations grew by 15% on year to 23.5GW

Jan 5, 11:32

The global solar PV system installations in 2011 continued to grow by 15% on year, reaching 23.4GW. By regions, Italy has surpassed Germany to become the largest solar market in the...

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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...

Suntech announces preliminary results for 3Q11

Nov 10, 10:45

Suntech Power Holdings, a China-based producer of solar panels, has announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Photovoltaic installations in China to reach same level as the US in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Nov 8, 15:30

Falling module and balance of system (BOS) prices have significantly improved photovoltaic (PV) project internal rates of return (IRR) and led to an explosion in project development...

First Solar to cooperate with NRG Energy

Nov 4, 10:20

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar and NRG Energy have announced an agreement for First Solar to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for NRG's...

MEMC posts 3Q11 on-year revenue growth, revises down 2011 guidance

Nov 3, 10:46

US-based solar firm MEMC Electronic Materials (MEMC) has announced financial results for the third quarter of 2011 that reflect year-over-year revenue growth despite continued challenges...

Yingli Green Energy issues statement on SolarWorld ITC petition

Oct 24, 15:35

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company (Yingli Solar) has responded to petitions filed by SolarWorld Industries America (SolarWorld America) with the US Department of Commerce and the...

China-based PV module maker Suntech Power denies bankruptcy rumors

Oct 21, 11:29

Suntech Power Holdings, a large China-based maker of crystalline silicon PV modules, has reportedly filed a request for bankruptcy due to serious financial woes, but Suntech has denied...

GCL-Poly to build solar projects in California

Oct 20, 10:16

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, a China-based integrated solar firm, has announced that it will invest in and build two solar projects totaling approximately 84MW, developed by solar energy...

LDK Solar signs agreement with Guodian Longyuan Zhangye New Energy

Oct 19, 11:16

LDK Solar, a China-based vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, has announced that the company has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)...

Heavyweight newcomers to accelerate solar market transformation

Oct 19, 10:01

Solar firms have been facing low demand in 2011. As marginalization continues to weed out firms that are less competitive, many non-solar industry leading corporations have been eyeing...

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Europe debt crisis causing shortage of bank loans for solar firms

Oct 17, 14:46

After a string of bankruptcies declared by US-based solar firms, many Europe-based solar firms have been feeling pressure due to the Europe debt crisis, according to market waters...

China eyeing 10GWp in installed solar PV system capacity by 2015, says Digitimes Research

Oct 17, 10:47

With China expecting slower growth in regional solar markets such as Europe over the next few years, the government has set out to increase domestic demand during its 12th Five Year...

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...

Suntech helps provides 150,000 of solar panels in central California

Sep 30, 10:44

Suntech Power Holdings (Suntech), a China-based provider of solar panels, has announced that it has supplied solar panels for two solar power plants in central California. Built and...

Expected solar demand in 4Q11 will not solve current oversupply problem

Sep 26, 15:33

Price negotiations for the fourth quarter between upstream and downstream solar firms are ongoing. Prices across the supply chain continue to decrease. However, the most important...

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Canadian Solar receives contract for US hospital project

Sep 22, 11:07

Canadian Solar, a China-based solar company, has announced it has been awarded a contract to provide solar panels for a new 2.1MW solar power installation at St Peter's University...

SolarWorld AG implements transformation measures in the US and Germany

Sep 5, 14:54

In the last few months, SolarWorld AG has massively expanded and modernized its production capacities along the entire value chain at its locations in the US and in Germany. Older...

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    Suntech HiPerforma solar module

    Suntech has introduced the new HiPerforma 250 watt solar module that can be installed for residential, commercial and utility-scale uses. The module adopts Suntech's Pluto cell...

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