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 […]

Solar Boom in Romania Solar booms inspired by large solar subsidies are a regular feature in the solar industry. The story line is the same where clueless bureaucrats set high feed in tariff rates for solar energy which leads to a massive influx of solar developers and solar panel producer from China. This leads to […]

Germany’s Erneubare Energien-Gesetz (EEG) Law Germany is one of the largest generators of renewable energy in the world being the  No.1 producer of solar power and is a top 5 producer of wind energy as well. The country’s EEG law enacted in 2005 has led to a massive increase in green energy capacity due to […]