Year: 2014

In Flanders as of 22nd Sept ’14; Brussels & Wallonia as per Q1 ’15. Installers, distributor, re-sellers & manufacturers need to comply. How to become compliant see: see http://www.pvcycle.org/weee-ompliance/become-compliant/

Major pitfalls: people say: ‘we have PV panels, so we do not have to worry‘: this is not correct as blackouts or power downs will happen during the winter period and in the evening time….. when the electricity production from …

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first step towards removal of import duties on PV panels into europe that would allow lower pricing and removing protectionism cfr. the SETI Alliance: “An early breakthrough in international trade negotiations on environmental goods would serve as an important signal to …

Officials from 14 governments meeting in Geneva today announced the launch of international negotiations that will aim to eliminate tariffs on “environmental goods” – products like wind turbines, solar water heaters, filters for wastewater treatment, and photovoltaic panels. Read More »

Jonas wrote in the investor note entitled “Nikola’s Revenge: TSLA’s New Path of Disruption:” Tesla’s quest to disrupt a trillion $ car industry offers an adjacent opportunity to disrupt a trillion $ electric utility industry. If it can be a …

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Solar PV panel sales showing a steep growth! Also the market in the BeNelux will benefit from this. More shipments, means more local stocks and shorter lead times! http://www.solarbuzz.com/news/recent-findings/global-demand-polysilicon-surge-25-2014-according-npd-solarbuzz

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A reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% below the 1990 level, an EU-wide binding target for renewable energy of at least 27%, renewed ambitions for energy efficiency policies, a new governance system and a set of new indicators …

40% reduction in Greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in comparison with 1990! Read More »

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The Top 10 supplied over 18GW of PV modules in 2013, representing a 40% increase compared to 2012. With global PV demand in 2013 only growing by 20%, it is clear that the industry’s leading players expanded market shares considerably …

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