PV-Tech Newscast – January 13, 2012

Kicking the 2012 Newscasts off in style, our first of the year is a mixed bag of the good and the bad. We've got news of SolarWorld's taking of its anti-dumping woes to Europe, and reports from China indicate that tier 2 module suppliers are struggling to make it to the next Chinese New Year. That's the 'bad' -- the 'good' is the reports of Germany's surprise installation figures for 2011, and we also investigate what's going to happen to the country's tariff arrangement as a result. In other news, Dubai's plans for a 1GW solar park have shaken the industry up, while Pike Research's reports on the microgrid market reveal why it's one to watch this year. Companies: Bill Gates Foundation, Clinton Climate Initiative, Handelsblatt, IHS iSuppli, IMS Research, Pike Research, SolarWorld, US Agency for International Development, US Commerce Department, US International Trade Commission

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