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pv magazine is a leading photovoltaic trade magazine & website launched in the summer of 2008. With independent, technology-focused reporting, pv magazine focuses on the latest solar news, as well as technological trends and worldwide market developments.

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EC Announces European Solar Charter To Support PV Manufacturing

The European Commission (EC) has proposed the European Solar Charter (ESC) in response to the challenges facing the continent’s solar manufacturing industry. The document sets out a series of voluntary actions to be undertaken to support the EU photovoltaic sector and bears no mention of EU trade tariffs or restrictions on cheap solar panel imports.

Turkey’s PV Fleet Surpasses 12 GW

Turkey’s total installed PV capacity reached 12.4 GW at the end of February. Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alparslan Bayraktar says the country aims to add 3.5 GW of PV every year through to 2035.

Newly build houses with solar panels attached on the roof

Netherlands Identifies 725 KM2 of Solar-Suitable Rooftops

The Dutch government, through a new open-access PV database, has discovered that approximately 50% of all rooftops in the Netherlands could potentially host PV systems. However, only 8% of them could immediately accommodate solar arrays without the need for obstacle removal.

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EU Launches Anti-Subsidy Investigation Against Longi, Shanghai Electric

The European authorities are trying to determine whether two consortia – including subsidiaries of Longi and Shanghai Electric – violated the new EU rules on foreign subsidies when they participated in a procurement process in Romania for a 110 MW solar farm. The European Commission is expected to make a final decision within 110 working days.

Electrolyzer Prices – What To Expect

In addition to the cost of electricity, the price of hydrogen depends largely on the up-front investment cost of the electrolyzer. The lower the full-load hours, the greater the impact. Analyst BloombergNEF (BNEF) sees a number of different possible pathways for the market to develop.

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