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Europe solar PV revival to be driven by Germany, UK, Italy, and France, says Solarbuzz

Nov 8, 10:43

The Europe solar photovoltaic (PV) market is poised to recover during the fourth quarter of 2013, after an 18-month downturn that redefined the role of Europe within the global solar...

Global solar installations to exceed 35GW in 2013, says IHS

Apr 9, 10:47

Global solar installations are forecast to exceed 35GW in 2013, equivalent to growth of 12%, according to IHS. Global solar installations in 2012 grew 14% on year to reach 31.4GW.

LFoundry to take over Micron Italy fab

Feb 27, 15:56

Micron Technology and LFoundry have entered into agreements for LFoundry to acquire Micron Technology Italia, Srl. and all of its semiconductor fabrication facility assets in Avezzano,...

Intense challenges for PV inverter suppliers in 2013 despite growing market, says IMS Research

Oct 24, 10:34

IMS Research forecasts 2013 to be another challenging year for PV inverter manufacturers, with flat revenue growth globally and a major shift away from traditional markets leading...

Italy files criminal charges against Suntech subsidiary GSF

Aug 31, 11:55

China-based large-size vertically integrated solar firm, Suntech, has been facing turmoil in recent months. The firm's subsidiary, Global Solar Fund (GSF) has been charged by courts...

Italy solar market set for disaster as new incentive budget could be blown, says IMS Research

Jul 24, 14:15

The budget available to for Italy's Conto Energia V (CE5) solar PV incentive program could be cut to less than half of the intended amount, wiping out any feed-in-tariff (FIT) budget...

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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New solar PV system installations in Europe expected to grow at 10GW per year in next 2-3 years

Jun 15, 11:13

Countries in Europe have been deducting solar incentives to try to control installations. Germany seeks to limit new installations to 2.5-3.5GW per year while Italy's aim is 1-2GW...

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Devaluation of Euro to affect 3Q12 solar installations in Europe

Jun 5, 01:35

Taiwan-based solar cells have been sold using US dollar quotes. However, the recent debt crisis in Europe, which has been causing the devaluation of the euro, is likely to affect...

solar panels

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...

Germany 2Q12 solar PV system installations likely to exceed expectations

Apr 25, 11:16

Solar PV system installations in Germany are likely to exceed expectations in the second quarter, according to market observers. New policies call for all installation projects registered...

Digitimes Research: Order visibility of solar firms clear to end of 2Q12

Apr 20, 15:42

Solar spot prices in Greater China remained relatively flat this week. But Chihheng Liang, author of Digitimes Research's new report "

Solar panels at PV Taiwan 2011

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...

solar cells

Global solar PV installations to grow by up to 21% in 2012, says IMS Research

Apr 5, 11:04

Global solar PV installations will grow by at least 3.5% and up to 21% in 2012, according to IMS Research. The market analyst firm forecasts that despite incentive cuts in most of...

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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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...

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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.

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...

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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

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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Digitimes Research: Rising demand continues to push up polysilicon price in Greater China

Jan 13, 16:15

The spot price of polysilicon in Greater China continues to increase. Many small- and medium-size polysilicon firms suspended operations when the price was falling rapidly in 2011...

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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

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...

solar panels

Global solar demand to reach 20GW, says Win Win chairman

Dec 26, 09:42

The global installation capacity for solar PV systems in 2012 is expected to reach 20GW, rising from 16-18GWp estimated for 2011, according to chairman and general manager Davis Chen...

Davis Chen

MEMC to cut 1,300 jobs worldwide

Dec 9, 10:41

US-based solar firm MEMC Electronic Materials (MEMC) has announced a series of actions to be taken during the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 that will reduce...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of solar modules from China major firms continue to increase in 2011

Dec 8, 15:33

The revenues accumulated by China-based large-size internationally-listed solar firms in the first half of 2011 were less than the revenues from the same period in 2010, but shipments...

Commentary: Consolidation to get solar industry back on track

Dec 2, 10:56

The solar market has been experiencing large turbulences in 2011. No one is optimistic about the industry in the short run. However, the exit of unfit firms has become the main drive...

Solar cells

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...

Technological improvement is key to survival of solar firms, says Motech chairman

Nov 1, 16:51

Technological improvement will be the key to solar firms' survival, according to Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech. The industry should have seen oversupply...

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...

polysilicon

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...

Auria Solar posts lower than expected revenues in 1H11

Sep 1, 12:27

Auria Solar's audited financial report for the first half of 2011 shows lower-than-expected revenues due to uncollected goods by an Italy-based client, according to the thin-film...

Possible rise of solar installation demand in September

Aug 26, 12:40

Solar demand in August has been cooling down, according to industry sources, but the industry anticipates another upturn in September.

Decreasing price trend of solar products likely to remain in 4Q11

Aug 26, 11:35

Despite predictions that demand will warm up in September 2011, prices of solar products are likely to continue falling.

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