PV-Tech Newscast – June 22, 2012

This week's Newscast tells the stories of the financial woes of the second largest equipment supplier to the PV industry, Photovoltech and German module manufacturer, Solarwatt. LDK Solar has also received a lot of media attention lately about its financial solution. CEO Mr Peng gives us the low-down in an exclusive interview with PV-Tech's senior news editor Mark Osborne. And finally, we bring to you excerpts from three executive-level interviews at Intersolar in Munich last week, including NPD Solarbuzz's Finlay Colville's take on emerging markets.

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  • Photovoltaics International 26th Edition

    Looking back, 2014 was a year of convalescence for a PV industry still battered and bruised from a period of ferocious competition. End-market demand continued apace, with analysts towards the end of 2014 predicting the year would see between around 45 and 50GW of deployment. That has begun to feed through to the supplier end of the market, with all the main manufacturers announcing capacity expansions in 2015 and further ahead.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.



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