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Guest Article: Spain expropriates photovoltaic investors through reform of feed-in tariffs for renewable energies

The new Spanish feed-in tariff system for renewable energies was launched in summer 2013. It includes a retroactive fixation for “reasonable profitability” of existing solar investments. For some investors this comes close to an expropriation.

A Guest Post by Sönke Schlaich and Christoph Himmelskamp, Rödl & Partner.

pvXchange PV Price Index for November 2013

Modules prices: The year in review.

Although the downturn in prices for Japanese and German crystalline modules on the European spot market slowed down in November, it could not be stopped. Even prices for modules from China gave way again. Only the prices for imports from Southeast Asia stabilized with a slight upward trend towards December. This development is explained by largely exhausted import quotas and simultaneous sales of the abundant goods stocked from China at reduced rates.

Interview with Peter Krenz of the Brazilian IDEAL Institute

This week the Milk the Sun blog is very pleased to have Peter Krenz, responsible for the Solar Fund of the Brazilian nonprofit organization IDEAl Institute.

Interview with Erik Olsson of Sol Voltaics, discussing Solink® and the next generation of Solar PV materials.

This week the Milk the Sun blog is very pleased to have Erik Olsson, a Director from the Sweden based technology company Sol Voltaics, discussing the challenges and opportunities of the PV materials market.

Interview with Judith Lipp of the Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative

Judith Lipp is the Executive Director of TREC (Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative) and has significant experience in sustainable energy project management and policy development spanning four continents. In this interview she discusses the work of the TREC and the broader picture for renewable energy in Canada.

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