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AFASE gibt Zusammenschluss mit SETI Allianz bekannt

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

Brüssel, 9. Dezember 2013: Bedeutender Solarverband im Kampf gegen Protektionismus tritt der Allianz der Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative (SETI) bei AFASE gibt heute ihre unverzüglich in Kraft tretende Einbindung in die Allianz der Sustainable Energy Trade Initiative (SETI) bekannt. AFASE wird ihre Einzelexistenz als rechtlich eigenständige Einheit (Verein) beenden, ihr Vorstand und ihre Unterstützer werden
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Intersolar Europe: WÄRMESPEICHER UND SOLARE PROZESSWÄRME IM FOKUS DER INTERSOLAR EUROPE 2013

Mar 26th, 2013 | By

Einer der vielversprechendsten Zukunftsmärkte der Solarthermie ist die solare Prozesswärme, also Nutzung von Solarwärme für industrielle Fertigungsprozesse. Verbesserte Förderbedingungen des Bundesamtes für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle bieten seit vergangenem Jahr vor allem für Gewerbe- und Industriebetriebe finanzielle Anreize für den Einsatz thermischer Solaranlagen.



5 Middle East Solar Markets to Watch

Mar 26th, 2013 | By

Solar markets in the Middle East are poised for massive growth, but evaluating new solar market opportunities can be an extremely difficult challenge. Market potential often depends on a number of complicated factors and assumptions that are either hard to quantify or difficult to compare side by side for different regions. Even worse still is
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EU PVSEC and IPVEA will cooperate in the organization of a PV Production Forum China 2013 hosted by SNEC PV Power Expo 2013 in Shanghai, China

Mar 26th, 2013 | By

Munich/Hanau, 26 March 2013 – On 15 May 2013, the SNEC PV Power Expo 2013 will host the PV Production Forum China 2013 in Shanghai, China. This event will be organized by the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) and the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) on the occasion of the SNEC
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Steigende Effizienz der Solaranlagen contra Kürzungen bei Solarförderung

Feb 17th, 2013 | By

Mi einer spontanen Protestaktion wandten sich heute Vertreter und Mitglieder des Bundesverbandes für Solarwirtschaft e.V. (BSW) gegen die Pläne von Wirtschaftsminister Rösler die Förderung neuer Photovoltaikanlagen drastisch zu beschränken. In einer Pressemeldung weist der BSW darauf hin, dass beabsichtigt sei, jährlich nur noch 1 Gigawatt Solarstrom zu fördern. Das seien knapp 90 Prozent weniger als in den beiden Vorjahren 2010 und 2011. Der Verband und seine rund 800 Mitgliedsunternehmen befürchten, dass diese drastischen unweigerlich einen Markteinbruch und die Zerstörung eines Großteils der Solarbranche in Deutschland zur Folge hätten.



It just doesn’t matter – because everybody will lose in the US and China solar trade war?

Feb 9th, 2013 | By

Journalists and analysts are in agreement when reviewing the pro’s and con’s of the US and China solar trade war. It’s interesting how they try to figure out who would be the winner or the looser. Gordon Orr, Chairman Asia of McKinsey and Company made clear in his article that the complexities of global production networks aren’t that flexible and easy to substitute than many people think – and consumers in the US and in China will be hit hard if they would carry on that way.



Consequences Of U.S. Commerce Department’s Solar Anti-Subsidy Decision

Jan 3rd, 2013 | By

Earlier this week, the U.S. Commerce Department released a preliminary decision on countervailing on imports of solar cells from China, which will result in import duties ranging from 2.9% to 4.73% for Suntech Power (STP) and Trina Solar (TSL) respectively. All other Chinese exporters are subject to an import duty of 3.61%. While the initial tariff imposition is much lower than widely expected by industry observers, it sends a wrong message, which could lead to greater solar industry trade friction between China and the U.S. The overall effect could result in an incrementally negative impact for U.S. solar-related companies.



How to Save a Planet – On a Budget: New ebook featuring The Green Skeptic

Sep 13th, 2012 | By

Insights on cleantech investing are featured in a new ebook from The Energy Collective. How to Save a Planet – On a Budget. The book offers insights from over a dozen experts in the field and includes pertinent information for companies, investors, and clean energy advocates. The book asks the critical question, How can we drive progress to a clean energy economy when governments are broke and investment is scarce?



Solar Companies Call on European Commission to Resist Protectionism in the Sector

Sep 13th, 2012 | By

The Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE) is calling on the European Commission to uphold free trade in order to secure jobs in the European solar sector and support further industry growth and progress. With this call for open markets AFASE is reacting on the Notice of Initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning Chinese solar products the European Commission has published today. Several European solar manufacturers had filed an antidumping complaint at the EU end of July.



Leopoldina issues a critical statement on the use of bioenergy

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By
"Bioenergy - chances and limits"

German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina states: “in quantitative terms, bioenergy plays a minor role in the transition to renewable, sustainable energy sources in Germany at the present time and probably in the future. Bioenergy requires more surface area, is associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions and is more harmful to the environment than other renewable sources such as photovoltaic, solar thermal energy and wind energy.”