06 Aug '12, 4am

Global solar installations increase due to government policies, says PIDA

Global solar installations increase due to government policies, says PIDA Julian Ho, Taipei; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES [Monday 6 August 2012] Solar installations in 2012 will continue to be affected by government policies, according to Taiwan's Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA). According to PIDA, first-quarter 2012 installations in Germany reached 1,969.4MW because customers rushed to complete projects before the April 1 incentive cuts. The first quarter installations showed an on-year growth of 283% compared to 513.2MW installed in first-quarter 2011. Installations in Germany are likely to reach 3.5-4GW in first-half 2012. First-quarter 2012 installations in the US reached 506MW, an on-year growth of 85%, according to PIDA. Japan announced a solar subsidy program in July 2012. Solar PV systems for residential homes can receive feed-in-tariffs (...

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