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1 April 2013: Solar War Update: China warns EU against imposing tariffs; Solarcentury’s international expansion; Solar shakeout: Bosch solar exit official; 3,000 jobs at stake, Centrotherm, SolarWorld and Phoenix Solar cause big investor losses; LDK Solar's discount






24 March 2013: GCL-Poly and Yingli Green sign 1 GW pact; Power-One surpasses 1 mln mark for PV inverters sold; First Solar tops PV project developer list; PV demand in Middle East and Africa to reach 1 GW in 2013; Massive shipment swing from Germany to Japan for Hanwha






18 March 2013: PV market expected to reach 31 GW in 2013; US market grew by 76% in 2012; Consensus in Germany for fundamental EEG reform; DEK Solar claims up to 40% silver paste reduction with fine screen printing, 2 GW of domestic PV manufacturing capacity in India






11 March 2013: Solar War Update: Module price increase in EU; US solar exports to China delivered US$ 913 million surplus in 2011; Solar shakeout: SolarWorld kicked out of Germany’s TecDAX; Yingli: Net losses hit $0.5 billion - expects to ship over 3 GW in 2013






4 March 2013: First Solar’s 18,7% efficiency; PV CYCLE update; Deutsche Bank: Sustainable solar market expected in 2014; Japanese total shipments reach 2.5 GW; India allocates 1.172 GW of solar power; EuPD Research: Germany to add 3.9GW of new capacity in 2013






25 February 2013: EU downstream CEOs: EU Tariffs will kill thousands of jobs around Europe; French and Malian Ministers exclusively for SolarPV.TV; Spain announces retroactive FiT cuts; Jinko’s 600 MW deal; 6.7GW capacity by 2017 in France; SolarCity teams with Honda






18 February 2013: Panasonic hits 24.7% cell efficiency; Obama urges the US solar industry to drive costs down further; UK hits 2 GW of PV; NPD Solarbuzz: Asia Pacific solar demand to grow 50% in 2013; SolarCity dominating booming US residential PV market






11 February 2013: Solar War: EU solar glass manufacturers take Chinese competitors to European Commission, and US requests WTO consultation over Indian solar DCR; Germany: Altmaier lays out timetable for EEG changes; 10% domestic content allowance in France






6 February 2013: 7.6 GW in 2012 in Germany; Solar Shakeout: Spain's Siliken files for insolvency; New loans of LDK and Canadian Solar; Upsolar brings its Tigo-integrated smart modules to the UK; JinkoSolar Unveils World's First Double 85 Certified PID Free Solar Module






28 January 2013: Solar PV TV News Special Edition: Solar PV in Benelux 2013 - Belgium to slow-down vs The Netherlands to go up - report from Intersolution 2013 in Gent (SMA, SOLEOS, Bisol, Ikaros Solar, Scheuten, PV Vlaanderen, reb2b)






21 January 2013: Abu Dhabi report: Desertec update, Masdar and Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) on solar PV in MENA region; PV to grow in 2013 and stocks to bounce says Deutsche Bank; News from Greece, Austria and Portugal; New OPV efficiency record by Heliatek






14 January 2013: Yingli -THE biggest; 300 Chinese PV companies stopped in 2012; Solar business 2.0: Crowdfunded solar PV to go live; China PV Demand to Provide US$3 Billion for BOS in 2013 says NPD Solarbuzz; LDK Solar regains compliance with New York Stock Exchange






4 January 2013: BIPV market to reach 2.25 GW by 2017; Hanwha raises US$475 mln credit for PV projects; China Sunergy opens factory in Istanbul; Mexico, Chile, and Brazil to dominate PV demand in Latin America; Middle East to increase green energy development






21 December 2012: JinkoSolar gets 1 bln USD for international expansion; 90% of Chinese polysilicon producers stop production; Top PV module suppliers developing own utility projects; IHS forecast and 10 key market issues for 2013; Japan reaches 1.4 GW






16 December 2012: Strong solar PV market 2012; Hanwha Q3 performance; SEIA: Record year for US residential solar installations; Hanwha Q3 results; Asia-Pacific solar revenues expected to reach 11,1 billion dollars by 2016; Solar shakeout: SIC Processing and Aleo stories






8 December 2012: LDK reduces liabilities from 6 to 5,4 billion USD; First Solar and SunPower looking to cash in on China’s solar boom; France's 4 GW; Ukraine cuts FIT; Taiwan targets 130 MW; 120 million USD for new batteries and storage hub; 600 MW in October in Germany






1 December 2012: Bridge to India exclusively on anti-dumping investigation against China and the US; First Solar, Sun Edison, Active Solar amongst TOP 3 developers of large-scale solar plants; Q3 of Yingli and CSUN; Emerging markets to grow by 12 GW by 2017 says IHS






24 November 2012: Solar War? - German Energy Minister Altmaier: we will export energy revolution! ; EEG Dialog starts; Jinko and Trina Q3; Neo Solar Power and DelSolar to become major solar cell producer in merger deal






16 November 2012: Bosch Rexroth exits - First Solar to join? EU and China negotiating on trade despite solar disputes; EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger: Fundamental EEG reform in Germany needed; 2 GW project in Kazakhstan; Trina revises Q3 guidance downwards






9 November 2012: SEIA President on US elections; Solar Trade Case in India - exclusive report from New Delhi thanks to pv-magazine and Bridge to India; Algeria plans 3 GW of solar; LDK Solar updates; Motech to buy Neo Solar Power; China files anti-subsidy complaint






2 November 2012: IHS iSuppli market forecast: over 31 GW in 2012 / 34 GW in 2013; Power One’s 13% inverter market share; 1 GW project in Serbia; Solar Shakeout: Panasonic, Abound, Singulus stories; WTO to rule against Ontario in FiT dispute






26 October 2012: Solar Shakeout: Hanwha Q.Cells in TOP 3 with 2,3 GW capacity; Belectric enters OPV through Konarka’s acquisition vs Siemens exits solar business; Over $3 billion equipment orders cancellations; UK solar companies seek £50 million in compensation






19 October 2012: Solar Shakeout: SolarWorld, Isofoton and Conergy - acquisitions candidates 2013-2014; Global leaders 2015 - Hanwha, Jinko, Sunpower, First Solar, Canadian Solar; Ontario’s FIT program deemed discriminatory; ReneSola’s modules not subject to US duties






12 October 2012: France - premium FIT for “Made in Europe”; China - 5 GW in 2012; Hanwha’s acquisition of Q.Cells approved by EC; India’s drop in Q3; SolarMax goes Australia; Solar Shakeout: Applied Materials, aleo and First Solar stories; PV projects: Suntec, edp...






5 October 2012: Germany slows down; Solar Shakeout: SHARP, Bosch, 3M, Centrotherm stories; EPIA, Suntech, IEA PVPS on industry challenges; US vote for Solar! Jinko’s 50 MW modules for Kenya; Solar Frontier completes 80 MW delivery






28 September 2012: EU ProSUN: China plays unfair game - AFASE and EPIA reactions; PV industry stabilization phase predicted in 2013; 300 GW initiative launched; Solar Industry Awards 2012 – Manz and Upsolar comments; German PV equipment sales continue to decline - stronger






21 September 2012: China: 40 billion USD in solar PV to 2015; Falling polysilicon prices; India’s solar potential; Spain introduces 6% energy tax; US House of Representatives passes “No More Solyndras Act”; LDK and Suntech performance






18 September 2012: Weekly News from Solar Power International 2012






7 September 2012: LDK-Sunways in TOP 3 inverter manufacturers; Chile: 2,4 GW submitted; PV Rome: GIFI and Assosolare exclusively for SolarPV.TV; Germany: nearly 5 GW installed by July






31 August 2012: Romney’s energy policy; New FIT in UK; Hanwha wins Q.Cells bid; Bosch Solar fires in Germany; Financials: JinkoSolar, Renesola, GCL-Poly; Brazil’s first PV module manufacturing plant; Projects update: Poland, Japan, US, Ontario, China






24 August 2012: IPVEA criticizes the trade complaint filed by a EUProSun; Tigo Energy awarded by TUV with the industry’s first ever certification for SmartModules; India accuses US of "ruining" domestic PV industry; China’s polysilicon producers urge EU dumping






16 August 2012: Hanwha confirms its interest in Q.Cells; Ontario’s new FIT; German PV suppliers worry about EU ProSun anti-dumping action; Astronergy’s new black poly modules; Week financials: SHARP and SolarWorld






10 August 2012: Chinese Government responds to EU trade case; Germany installs over 4GW in H1; Philippines approves FIT; JinkoSolar modules pass PID test at 65 C°; First Solar ads 1GW to project pipeline; Solar Shakeout Survivors: BMW heir acquires 94% of Solarwatt






2 August 2012: Solar War: EU ProSun incognito initiative launched; Solar Shakeout: SunStrom, Sovello and centrotherm stories, Trina and Canadian Solar to miss Q2 shipment guidance; India’s 1GW mark; US 200,000 GW technical potential






27 July 2012: Finally good news: Solar Module Price Decrease Eases Demand Rises; Also bad news: Solar war escalating in Europe and China’s trade case against US and South Korea






20 July 2012: VI Conto Energia in Italy? 5-7 GW in China in 2012; Inverter trends - SMA, SolarBridge and TIGO; Ukraine cuts FITs; Great solar PV market in Greece despite the crises; IBC Solar - 2GW mark






13 July 2012: Intersolar NA Special Issue - US Market Update; New products launch: PanelClaw and SolarBridge; Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes






6 July 2012: EU Trade Case - Bosch joins Solarworld; Germany's new FIT; Bulgaria's FIT sharp cut; Solar Shakeout: Schott stops crystalline business; Hanwha and Q-Cells together?






29 June 2012: Price drop 2012 - IHS and Solarbuzz disagree!; Solar War - GCL-Poly, Daqo, LDK, counterattack; DuPont’s lawsuit against Heraeus and SolarWorld; Exclusive Ministry and Ex Minister on changes to V Conto Energia