• China’s 14GW year fuels downstream dreams of PV big beasts

    China’s 14GW year fuels downstream dreams of PV big beasts

    By Mark Osborne, Senior news editor, Solar Media

    Huge PV demand in China is spurring the country’s tier-one manufacturers to follow the lead of their US counterparts and venture further downstream. As China gears up to fill a 14GW project quota this year, Mark Osborne analyses the leading players in this new breed of manufacturer-developer

  • Yield cos: Solar gets grown up about finance

    Yield cos: Solar gets grown up about finance

    By Andy Colthorpe, Reporter, Solar Media.

    While SunEdison prepares to launch a yield co in the second or third quarter of this year, three have already emerged in Europe. Is the yield co the right model for the Europe, and will we see it crop up more and more in other regions?

  • Project Focus: Aurora Solar I, La Paz, Mexico

    Project Focus: Aurora Solar I, La Paz, Mexico

    By Lucy Woods, Reporter, Solar Media

    When it was inaugurated in March, Mexico's 39MW Alamo Solar I became not only the country's largest PV project, but also the largest merchant PV plant in the world. With interest in Mexico's solar potential growing, there will be much interest in seeing how the project performs

  • Philippines’ 1GW PV pipedream

    Philippines’ 1GW PV pipedream

    By Lucy Woods, Reporter, Solar Media

    Disaster-prone Philippines has a huge amount to gain from solar energy and has recently notched up a 1GW PV pipeline. But such a large target will remain beyond reach without serious regulatory reform

  • Legal Briefing: Guaranteeing the future

    Legal Briefing: Guaranteeing the future

    By David Bashford, Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; Monica Wilson, Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

    The industry is working hard to develop flexible warranties backed by credible testing that provide the certainty investors crave. But fast-changing technology and a paucity of real-world data mean they remain very much a work in progress

  • East Africa on the cusp of solar breakout

    East Africa on the cusp of solar breakout

    By Ben Willis, Head of content, Solar Media

    Installed solar capacity in East Africa has yet to reach a level worth shouting about. But judging by the mood at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Africa conference in Kenya last month, the region is poised for significant growth

  • How new solar world order can restore faith in trackers

    How new solar world order can restore faith in trackers

    By John Parnell, Deputy head of content, Solar Media

    Early technology failures have undermined confidence in solar trackers. But consolidation, falling costs and maturing technology are now making a mark on the tracker market just in time for emerging high-irradiation markets to reap the benefit

  • South Korea’s PV reboot

    South Korea’s PV reboot

    By Harsh Nitin Thacker, Research analyst, energy & environment, Frost & Sullivan

    Better known as a PV manufacturing hub, South Korea is less well known as a solar end market. But with fresh momentum from government to increase renewable energy generation in the country, PV’s prospects look promising

  • Mid-scale PV, America’s ugly duckling

    Mid-scale PV, America’s ugly duckling

    By John Parnell, Deputy head of content, Solar Media

    The US mid-scale solar market has not made the same strides as residential and utility installs. New policies and substantial sources of demand mean that could be about to change