Emma Hughes is Photovoltaics International's News & Features Editor; she has been with us since June 2009. In that time Emma has launched Tariff Watch as well as editing UK sister website solarpowerportal.co.uk and the BIPV focused design-buildsolar.com. Emma came to Photovoltaics International from online technology publication, The Inquirer where she worked as a freelance writer since graduating with honours in English Literature & Philosophy.

Germany installs record amount of PV in 1H’12

Intersolar 2012 kicks off in Munich

This morning at 9am the doors opened for the first day of the Intersolar EU 2012 exhibition and, despite the rain, the visitors flocked in their thousands.

UK association fights to stop feed-in tariff cuts

European Union awards €10m to solar cell research consortium

Gestamp Renewable Industries confirms its South African presence

UK solar court case: is this really a victory?

For the past few weeks all anyone in the UK solar industry has been talking about is feed-in tariff cuts and unexpected deadlines. In fact, since Government announced it would be reducing the incentive rates by more than 50% for household solar installations, almighty chaos has broken out. Friends of the Earth and two solar companies recently won their case against the unforeseen December 12 cut-off point – but is this really a “victory” for the UK solar industry, or have we been plonked between a rock and a hard place?

Incredible UK solar installation figures revealed

UK looks set for 50% feed-in tariff cuts

Solyndra modules equip UK’s largest city centre solar installation

Tenesol’s CFQ002 certification guarantees 10% bonus from Italy’s FiT

Schüco TF signs long-term onsite flourine supply contract with Linde Gases