Mounting concerns

A growing regulatory burden on PV mounting manufacturers in the US has prompted some of the leading players to set up a new trade body to represent their interests. Ben Willis reports on how the new body’s members hope to turn back the rising tide of red tape.

Moving mountains

Land constraints, hilly terrain and adverse weather conditions are among the many practical complications facing solar developers in Japan. David Pratt looks at some of the technical solutions being devised in response to Japan’s challenges.