CSUN’s Turkish factory gains MCS certification and fulfils multi-MW solar module deal
CSUN’s Turkish factory has fulfilled a 7.8 MW solar module contract with module delivery to a project in Romania, which is developed and owned by a well-known solar conglomerate headquartered in China.
CSUN’s factory also attained certification under the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) issued by BRE Global for mono- and polycrystalline modules produced at the plant in Istanbul-Tuzla. With the MCS certificates for our production bases in China (Nanjing & Shanghai), CSUN now holds MCS certification for all its production bases.
Solar Show Africa, Johannesburg – South Africa, 11-12 March
Solarex, Istanbul – Turkey, 10-12 April
China: Massive PV growth in 2013
The national energy authority NEA reported an added PV capacity of 11.3 GW in 2013 – a growth of 340% compared to last year. With this number the government’s goal of 10 GW was exceeded significantly. (Source: Photon, 12.2.2014)
Spain: Disappointing market development in 2013
The Spanish grid operator REE reported that at the end of the year 2013 Spain had a total installed PV capacity of 4,682 MW. In 2013 only 49 MW of PV capacity were added (2012: 237 MW). (Source: Photon, 6.2.2014)
Germany: 3.3 GW added capacity in 2013
In 2013 3.304 GW of PV capacity were added – half of the added installations of 7.6 GW in 2012. As the added capacity nonetheless lies in the government’s annual target corridor of 2.5-3.5 GW, the FIT rates will decrease by 1% for the time between February and April 2014. (Source: Photon, 3.2.2014)
UK: Good market development in 2013
According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change DEEC the UK installed 1 GW of PV in 2013 – a strong growth compared to last year. The majority of the installations were supported by FITs, followed by support through the Renewables Obligation (RO). The RO, which supports large-scale renewable energy projects, showed a strong increase compared to 2012.
In total, the UK currently has an installed PV capacity of 2.71 GW. The majority, over 1.8 GW, comes from installations up to 50 kW in size. (Source: SolarServer, 31.1.2014; Photon, 24.2.2014)