PV-Tech Newscast – February 1, 2013

In a special round-up of last year's global solar market, this edition of the PV-Tech Newscast reveals that PV installs reached 32GW in 2012. NPD Solarbuzz, meanwhile, identifies the top 10 PV markets in 2012 as well as the top 10 PV module suppliers during the year with Germany and Yingli Green taking the number one spots, respectively. But let's not wallow in the past and start looking at the year ahead. So far, things are looking up with a stronger than expected first quarter for PV demand. According to EnergyTrend, expected cuts to the feed-in tariff in Japan and import duties imposition in the EU are generating a higher than anticipated pull-in of factory module orders. IHS research estimates that PV demand will top 35GW in 2013. And finally, the solar pioneering country that is Germany is set to pave the way for greater solar energy storage rollout in Europe. Companies: EnergyTrend, Eurosolar, First Solar, IHS, Jinko Solar, NanoMarkets, NPD Solarbuzz, Sharp, SunPower, Yingli Green Energy


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