The global installed capacity of utility-scale solar power stations climbed through 9GW in 2012, thanks to another record year. According to analysis by industry experts Wiki-Solar, Germany again topped the list, thanks to a late surge in installations to beat changes to their feed-in tariffs. But the USA was only a whisker behind; both countries added about 1.1GW to their installed capacity; out of the global annual total of nearly 3.5GW.
To improve its sustainability, the South African solar industry needs to go beyond subsidized government-managed and monitored programs. That is one of the agenda topics of the 2013 Solar Future South Africa conference, which will take place in Cape Town on 12 February 2013.
We've been down so long almost anything starts to look like up. Be prepared for another few down years as the solar industry rationalizes production and figures out how to make money downstream; we've lost this profit-making capability upstream. Since I don't have to worry about offending any customers, suppliers, competitors or politicians this year, I ...
“The photovoltaic industry is in the midst of wrenching change—buffeted by government incentive cuts and nose-diving prices that has hurt solar suppliers worldwide, rocked by trade disputes among its major players, and hamstrung by a sputtering global economy,” said Ash Sharma, director, solar research at IHS. “However, there are some bright spots ahead: ...
Solar module producers, who develop their own projects, retain four of the top seven places amongst suppliers to utility-scale solar power stations. The new ranking shows the world’s leading module suppliers to large-scale solar plants – defined as installations over 10 megawatts by solar generation experts Wiki-Solar, who compile the list.
The solar industry is reeling from overcapacity and supply outstrips demand by two to one. It needs to drive costs lower in order to overcome diminished subsidies and regain profitability – and the cost reductions it needs are at hand, according to Lux Research.
The ranking of owners of utility-scale solar power stations published today shows a broad range of investors entering the market for PV generation assets. The list, produced by Wiki-Solar, ranks the world’s leading owners and operators of large-scale solar plants – defined by solar generation experts Wiki-Solar as installations over 10 megawatts.
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