A large section of the German solar industry has already shut down or been bought for pennies to the dollar by Asian conglomerates such as Hanergy, LDK Solar and others. The remaining companies are also on the brink of collapse as they are not competitive with the super cheap low prices being charged by Chinese [...]

Mineirao Stadium in Brazil studded with PV rooftop Installations The Mineirao Stadium in Brazil has installed  1.4 MW rooftop solar power. This stadium is all set to host the Confederations Cup semifinal between Brazil and Uruguay on Wednesday. The project was inaugrated in may this year built by Martifer Solar of Portugal. The project also boasts of setting [...]

German Solar Industry did not benefit from EU’s anti-dumping imposition The German solar panel manufacturing industry is on its deathbed and nothing will revive it. The ~12% anti dumping duty imposed by EU on Chinese solar module imports will not help the industry. One of Germany’s biggest solar system integrators/installers SAG Solarstrom has said that [...]

Germany meets 60% of its electricity demand from solar Germany has been the real reason that the solar industry has come so far so fast. The huge subsidies given the German government  has allowed the solar industry to expand from 5 GW in 2008 to more than 30 GW in 2012. The yearly fall in [...]

German Solar Market and the rising Solar theft Germany is the world’s top PV installer, with a solar PV capacity of more than 32.3 GW as of December 2012. The German new solar PV installations increased by about 7.6 GW in 2012, and solar PV provided 18 TWh of electricity in 2011, about 3% of total electricity. Some market analysts [...]

Germany to cut subsidy for ground mounted Solar Farms Germany has been the world’s largest market by solar installations and capacity for the last 5 years. The total installed capacity of solar energy in Germany has now touched almost 32 GW with almost 1 GW of solar power capacity installed in September 2012 alone. Germany [...]