Contents



 

africa and middle east news

8

Solar policy, regulatory and market news across Africa and the Middle East

americas news

14

Solar policy, regulatory and market news across the Americas

18

SEIA column: SEIA celebrates 40 years of service to solar industry

20

SEPA column: Encouraging signs of solar collaboration

europe news

26

Solar policy, regulatory and market news in Europe

30

EPIA column: Renewables help reduce wholesale electricity prices, says the European Commission

India

34

Flat installed PV capacity could get a lift from upcoming national elections



38

Mitsubishiís polysilicon production shut down after deadly explosion




inverter price index

40 German company offers cheaper inverters than its Chinese competitors

module price index

44 Module manufacturers are beginning to increase prices again on German market

photovoltaic stock index

48

Like in the previous month, this February saw the PHOTON Photovoltaic Stock Index (PPVX) mirror the optimistic mood in the solar industry




modules test

50 The PHOTON yield measurement 2013 points to the continued improvement of solar modules
54 PHOTON Labís outdoor module tests: Results of February 2014 yield measurements

mounting systems

58 A wealth of new products changes nothing about the unshakeable truth Ė there is no such thing as a perfect mounting system
62 Monthly news on highlights in solar R&D

inverters survey

64 Costs down, efficiencies up - our market survey shows that inverters are subject to even keener competitive pressure

silicon deposition equipment survey

70 Siemens-type CVD reactors
74  

Detailed product descriptions for Siemens-type CVD reactors in market survey

76  

Tables with technical specs for Siemens-type CVD reactors in market survey

80  

The FBR process is getting hot, if recent announcements are to be taken seriously



3

editorial

6

in this issue

79

subscriptions

82

conferences & events

86

industry registry

95

contacts page

96

10 years ago

97

publishing, advertisers list

98

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