PV-Tech Newscast – December 7, 2012

Projects remain a hot topic this week with the standout project being Blue Energy's proposed 155MW PV plant in Ghana which will represent Africa's largest PV plant. Qatar is reportedly planning to launch a tender for 1.8GW of PV plants in 2014 and OCI Solar Power's 400MW PV power plant in Texas is progressing and will use inverters from KACO new energy. Meanwhile, India has issued a draft strategy for Phase II of the country's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to install 10GW by 2017, most of which will be utility-scale projects. Over in the US, eight solar research projects have received funding from the US Department of Energy while reports released this week show a tremendous variability across US PV pricing. And as the year quickly draws to a close, NPD Solarbuzz has predicted 2012 to be a "hangover" year where forecasts and guidance were rarely achieved. Companies: Blue Energy, KACO new energy, NPD Solarbuzz, OCI Solar Power

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