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China market: Golden Sun projects reach total installation capacity of 4.54GW in 2012

Jan 22, 10:45

China's Golden Sun Demonstration projects achieved a total installation capacity of 4.54GW in 2012, up 548.57% from 2011, according to media reports from China. China's government...

Digitimes Research: Solar installations in Germany reach record high in 2012 despite continuous incentive cuts

Jan 16, 22:11

Electricity prices in Germany continue to be high. The country has been striving for stable electricity supply in order to maintain economic growth. Therefore, developing renewable...

Commentary: Europe solar market to see adjustments; Asia demand to rise in 2013

Jan 15, 15:45

The solar market saw many unexpected events in 2012. Solar makers believe in 2013, the Europe market will see adjustments such as Germany installations declining to government-planned...

Digitimes Research: China solar firms continue to see losses in 3Q12

Jan 7, 11:23

Due to fluctuating demand in Europe, China-based solar module firms Yingli, Suntech and Trina Solar saw shipments in third-quarter 2012 decrease by 16.9%, 10%, and 9% respectively...

International solar firms face entry barriers in Japan

Dec 26, 13:47

Japan's high solar subsidy has attracted many Japan-based firms to enter the market. In addition, international firms have been hoping to enter the market as well. However, Japan...

Taiwan solar firms face difficulty in international markets

Dec 21, 12:02

Taiwan-based solar firms have been facing difficulties investing in international solar projects due to complexities such as local power companies, political atmosphere, and cultural...

Giga Solar subsidiary obtains 1.5MW solar PV project in Taiwan

Dec 21, 11:08

Solar conductive paste maker Giga Solar has stated that its subsidiary has obtained a contract for a solar PV system project from the Tainan municipal government in southern Taiwan...

Solar supply chain prepares for 1Q13 UK demand surge, says NPD Solarbuzz

Dec 20, 14:23

Suppliers of solar modules and balance-of-systems components are preparing for a potential first-quarter 2013 revenue windfall in the UK market. The windfall will be stimulated by...

Solar trade wars will rage on in 2013, says IHS

Dec 19, 16:26

According to IHS, the global solar market will achieve double-digit installation growth in 2013, but market revenue will fall to US$75 billion. Industry revenues-measured as system...

Digitimes Research: India to begin second stage of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2013

Dec 3, 11:08

India has a long and hot summer with temperatures around 35-48 degrees Celsius from March-September. The average annual sunshine hours in India exceeds 2,000 hours, making it a suitable...

Emerging markets predicted to bring stability to solar industry, says IMS Research

Nov 28, 14:20

Emerging markets are forecast to help bring stability to ailing solar industry, with up to 12GW of new solar capacity added in 2017 up from just 1.6GW in 2012, according to IMS Research...

Concentrated PV technological advances set to ignite market development, says IMS Research

Nov 16, 10:27

On-going, significant technological advances from companies such as Solar Junction and Amonix will help drive concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) installations to almost 1.2 GW by 2016,...

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...

Digitimes Research: Rising demand for houses with embedded solar PV systems in Japan

Oct 22, 12:15

Power generated by residential rooftop solar PV systems accounts for more than 80% of total solar-generated power in Japan. However, the cost per unit of Japan's residential solar...

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...

Trade barriers bad for solar industry: Q&A with Phoenix Solar president and CEO Murray Cameron

Oct 12, 11:07

The US government announced the final verdict of the anti-dumpig and anti-subsidy investigation against China-based solar firms on October 10, 2012. At PV Taiwan 2012, Digitimes had...

Murray Cameron, president and CEO of Phoenix Solar

Solar industry to comprise of 4 major categories differing by technology, says NSP chairman

Oct 8, 10:49

Quincy Lin, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), has indicated that the solar industry will be divided into four categories according to technology - material,...

Quincy Lin, chairman of Neo Solar Power

Taiwan government to offer NT$10 billion loans to support green-energy industry

Sep 25, 12:21

Taiwan government's National Development Fund (NDF) will offer 15-year loans totaling NT$10 billion (US$338 million) to finance exports of green-energy products, including solar,...

Post-installation service contracts adding thousands of new sales prospects, says Solarbuzz

Sep 12, 13:54

Previously over-looked opportunities are now emerging for solar PV systems providers within the US by addressing the growing requirement for post-installation service contracts across...

Government funds help solar firms earn profits abroad, says NSP chairman

Sep 11, 11:43

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs will assign representatives to Hsinchu Science Park to assess the possibility of providing funds to Taiwan-based solar firms, according to Quincy...

Quincy Lin, chairman of NSP

Digitimes Research: US solar installations to reach 3.6-4GW in 2012

Sep 10, 15:57

The first quarter of the year is usually a low season for the solar market, however, in the US, first-quarter 2012 installations showed an on-year growth of 83%, reaching 506MW. In...

Commentary: Solar PV system investments dwindle as firms hoard cash

Sep 5, 01:10

The solar PV system segment is one of the most profitable segments in the solar supply chain, especially for firms with stable cash flow. Nevertheless, some firms have not been able...

China-based solar firms reportedly to sell solar PV systems and power-generation plants

Sep 4, 12:38

China-based solar firms have been suffering from low demand in Europe and severe price competition among peers. Due to limited amount of cash and cash equivalents, some firms in China...

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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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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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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Japan market: PV FIT is high; so are barriers for foreign vendors

Jun 12, 14:41

The Japan government will begin to provide a feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42/kWh (US$0.53/kWh) for roof-top solar PV systems, estimated to lead to a high internal rate of return...

Banks, solar PV system undertakers in Europe blacklist Asia solar module makers

Jun 1, 11:51

The global solar market has been plagued by rumors about financial troubles of Europe- and Asia-based solar firms. Hence, some banks and solar PV system firms in Europe have reportedly...

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Topper Sun debuts iPV tracker

May 10, 12:12

Topper Sun Energy Technology, a Taiwan-based maker of solar modules/systems and provider of integration services for solar PV installations, unveiled an in-house-developed smart sun...

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...

Commentary: Taiwan has little interest in installing PV systems on its own land

Apr 20, 12:12

The Taiwan government recently announced a plan to increase electricity prices in May 2012. Compared to a country like Germany with average electricity price of NT$8/kWh, Taiwan's...

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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 state-run power generators expected to have competitive advantages in domestic solar market

Apr 10, 15:35

While there will be an estimated demand for solar PV installation capacity of 5GW in the China market in 2012, the competition among China-based solar makers will be intense. The...

Asia solar makers worried about bankruptcies in Germany solar industry

Apr 6, 11:27

Asia-based solar firms have been concerned about decreasing distribution channels in Germany as many Germany-based firms have filed for bankruptcy. Industry sources believe the government...

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