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Posted by Michael Barker on 03.17.2014 | Read comments
The amount of intermittent power generation sources, as a percentage of total global power production, continues to increase. Wind and solar PV have been the major drivers of this increased generation, with solar PV alone having seen global compound annual growth of...
Posted by Michael Barker on 03.11.2014 | Read comments
The top 10 global PV markets accounted for over 80% of end-market demand in 2013. However, each of these markets has unique characteristics that drive demand, ranging from individual policy and regulatory structures to differing customer preferences and business models. These...
Posted by Ray Lian on 02.21.2014 | Read comments
On Valentine’s Day, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined an affirmative indication regarding injury to the US industry as part of the new anti-dumping (AD) and counterveiling duty (CVD) petitions against PV products from China and Taiwan. The US...
Posted by Michael Barker on 01.31.2014 | Read comments
Solar PV applications dominated the most recent application window held under the Ontario Power Authority’s FIT 3.0 program. Solar PV roof/building-mount (RM) applications accounted for three-quarters of total applications, and two-thirds of capacity submissions. However,...
Posted by Michael Barker on 01.27.2014 | Read comments
Tier 1 c-Si PV module manufacturers are seeing an increase in production margins and shipment share. This rebound is recent, occurring only during the second quarter of 2013 (Q2’13) and follows more than a year of sub-5% production margins. With the recovery in manufacturing...