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Digitimes Research: Grid capacity problem arise in Japan solar market

Jun 27, 12:00

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) announced in June 2013 that solar cell shipments of first-quarter 2013 in Japan reached 173.4MW, an on-year growth of 342.8%. This...

Digitimes Research: Europe solar installations to account for 35% of global installations in 2013

Feb 4, 10:48

Over-investment in 2010-2011 caused the solar industry to suffer from falling prices and increasing net losses in 2012. However, due to policy promotions and solar incentives in various...

Japan likely to cut solar feed-in tariff in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Dec 26, 11:11

The Japan government is likely to reduce the feed-in tariff (FIT) rate for solar PV system installations from JPY42 (US$0.50)/kWh currently to either JPY36/kWh or JPY32/kWh in March...

Commentary: Non-FIT business model to pave way for grid parity

Oct 15, 11:14

The continuous feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts by Europe's governments and increasing trade barriers have been pushing the solar market into suffocation. The price fall seems never ending...

Onshore wind converter market to encounter turbulence, says IMS Research

Sep 10, 10:27

In the global market for wind converters, nearly 80% of revenues in 2011 were attributed to utility-scale onshore projects, but are forecast to account for less than 70% of the total...

China market: Poor-quality solar PV systems to cause future problems

Aug 16, 14:01

China has been actively expanding domestic demand of solar products due to trade barriers in US and possibly in EU. Nevertheless, industry sources indicated concerns that China's...

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Small domestic market makes Taiwan solar makers difficult to step into EPC projects

Aug 14, 14:57

Taiwan-based makers of solar wafers and cells have been planning to compete for EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) solar PV system projects for improving their business...

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Global solar installations increase due to government policies, says PIDA

Aug 6, 12:08

Solar installations in 2012 will continue to be affected by government policies, according to Taiwan's Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA).

No end-of-year rush expected for Germany solar market in 2012, says IHS

Aug 3, 10:18

A midyear subsidy change approved by the German government for solar PV installations in rooftops will continue to drive solar demand for the remainder of 2012, although no year-end...

China expands protection mechanism of domestic solar firms

Aug 1, 11:41

China-based solar firms have been facing rising trade barriers from the US, India and Europe. To protect the domestic industry, China government has been expanding the domestic market...

Japan solar market may face PV inverter shortages

Jul 19, 01:45

Many solar firms have been optimistic about Japan's solar market due to the high feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates. Nevertheless, industry sources noted that most PV inverters that have...

Commentary: Japan government needs to do more to protect domestic solar industry

Jul 13, 14:47

The government in Japan recently announced lucrative solar feed-in-tariffs that have sparked discussions about Japan becoming the world's second-largest solar market. However, it...

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Bulgaria cuts solar FITs by 50%

Jul 11, 14:21

Following Germany's April 1 solar incentive cut policies, Bulgaria announced 50% solar incentive cuts in effect on July 1. Italy has been rumored to announce new Conto Energia 5 (CE5)...

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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...

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Japan solar subsidies expected to heat up competition for solar PV system sites

Jun 29, 10:44

As the Japan government will bring into force a feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42/kWh (US$0.53/kWh) for solar PV systems on July 1, 2012, the attractive rate is expected to cause...

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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...

Japan new FIT rate likely to be JPY42/kWh

Apr 24, 14:31

The Japan government is expected to announce a new feed-in-tariff rate for solar PV system installations in July 2012. The new rate is reportedly around JPY42/kWh (US$0.52/kWh). Buy-back...

Taiwan market: Energy price hike may promote rooftop solar PV systems

Apr 16, 11:52

The Taiwan government plans to raise off-peak power rates for industrial use by 60%, and this may encourage manufacturers to apply to install solar PV systems on the roofs of their...

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China-based makers pessimistic about global solar demand in 2H12

Apr 10, 16:00

Despite incentive cuts in Germany and soon by Italy, demand in the global solar market has been healthy in first-half 2012. Industry sources believe that customers want to begin solar...

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Solar cell prices drop due to April 1 incentive cuts in Germany

Apr 3, 01:20

Solar cell price dropped to US$0.45/W from US$0.48-0.50/W in recent days due to the April 1 incentive cuts taken by the Germany government, a decrease of 5%.

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Taiwan aims to have 3.1GW of solar PV systems by 2030

Mar 29, 11:29

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set a target of accumulated solar PV system installations at 3.1GW by 2030. In addition, the MOEA aims to finish 600 windpower inst...

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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...

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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.

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...

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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...

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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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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...

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...

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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...

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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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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.

China lowers solar FIT to CNY7/watt, says report

Feb 2, 15:03

China's 2012 feed-in-tariff (FIT) for user-side solar PV systems has been adjusted to CNY7/watt from the previous CNY9/watt, news outlet Solarzoom indicated in a recent article. The...

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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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