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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