pvXchange PV Price Index for October 2013

Modules prices: End of year spurt has begun.

Milk the Sun awarded Stage 3 support from Climate-KIC

Milk the Sun has been awarded a ‘Stage 3’ grant by Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) as part of their Incubation program for green start up enterprises. This follows previous support received by Milk the Sun in early 2012 as part of the first stage of the same scheme.

EU PVSEC 2013: Milk the Sun set to present at the world’s biggest PV industry convention

From 01st to the 03rd of October EUPVSEC 2013, the biggest global photovoltaic industry convention, will run in Paris. Milk the Sun will be there, and as part of the Industry Presentation COO Philipp Seherr-Thoss will give a speech regarding the secondary PV market and the developments of trading running solar plants.


From the 01st to the 03rd of October Milk the Sun will be presenting at PVSEC in Paris

The 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Convention (PVSEC) is taking place in Paris, France, from the 01st to the 03rd of October, Milk the Sun will be presenting with its own booth. Interested parties will find the online marketplace as a part of the Berlin-Brandenburg contingent in Hall 01 at booth D12.

  Milk the Sun’s COO Philipp Seherr-Thoss has been chosen to present a speech about the photovoltaic secondary market and the most recent developments in the trading of running solar plants. In Milk the Sun’s most recent press release Mr. Seherr-Thoss outlines the important details of dealing pv secondary market for investors and justifies it with the dropping feed-in-tariff and the low rate of returns that are linked to it. “In 2016 the trading volume of the secondary pv market is expected to move round 2.500 MWp per year.”

  Mr. Seherr-Thoss will give his speech on Thursday, 03rd of October at 11:15 as part of the Industry Presentation.


pvXchange PV Price Index for August 2013

Modules from China are no longer the cheapest on the market.

The tough negotiations concerning the import prices for modules from China are already leaving their mark. Supplies from China do, indeed, still dominate the worldwide module market; they are, however, no longer the lowest-priced PV panels in the European Union. It is also important to differentiate between those goods imported and declared before the 6th August and those imported more recently. This results in two possible prices – the former generally below and the latter considerably above the magic number €0.56/Wp. The lower-priced goods are becoming increasingly scarce and may well disappear completely in the near future.

All well-known Chinese brands are now available in almost any quantity but at a price of around €0.60/Wp is to be accepted.  There is hardly a project of any size in the EU that can cope with this current price level, resulting in projects being shelved until more cost-effective alternatives can be found.  And these alternatives are emerging from a widening range of suppliers from Southeast Asia, completely unknown and unnoticed in Europe in the past, now enjoying growing popularity due to their extremely attractive price level. The countries of origin are Vietnam, Malaysia and, of course, Taiwan. Many importers can already offer quotes on some of these new brands, the quality of which, however, is largely unverified and unknown indeed. The prices of these modules are in the region of €0.50/Wp, assuming container delivery.

Martin Schachinger

pvXchange GmbH

pvXchange PV Price Index for August 2013


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Milk the Sun is pleased to confirm it’s attendance at the 15th REFF Europe event in London

Milk the Sun is pleased to announce its attendance at the 15th Renewable Energy Finance Forum in London next week at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel – London: 18th – 19th September.


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