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Wednesday saw German solar panels generate a record 27.7 GW of electricity. With more sunny weather predicted, that benchmark is expected to be short-lived.
In its second major global project agreement this week, SPI has picked up a raft of solar PV projects across four Japanese prefectures.
Silent Falcon UAV will be powered by Ascent Solar cells. Drone has a range of 'commercial, public safety and defense applications.'
To achieve decarbonization through PV alone would require an extra 100 million panels in the next 15 years. Labour would make decarbonization by 2030 a legal requirement, if elected on May 7.
Plans to restart two reactors in western Japan have been stopped despite green light from nuclear regulator. News comes in the wake of India's pro-nuclear trade agreements.
Mercom solar financing report says expiry of US federal tax credit has driven segment to new high. UK and African off-grid projects also feature prominently in Q1 figures.
Cheng Kin Ming's ambitious eco-city plans will be aided by state-owned group of more than 200 member companies across a range of sectors.
SoCalGas wants to use its existing natural gas infrastructure to store excess renewables power. Under P2G, renewable electricity is used to make synthetic equivalent of natural gas.
German manufacturer has published the serial numbers of modules with junction boxes which may catch fire. Any related product recall will be a fresh blow for the troubled German module maker.
Norwegian developer has announced three contract wins under much-delayed round of national power auction. No details emerged as to how state utility Eskom has overcome publicized grid constraints.
Leclanche's lith-ion batteries will form part of MW-scale renewables-plus-storage project. Swiss company's Danish shareholder will also finance the project to the tune of $3.7m.
Update: Saddled with massive debts estimated at $870 million following Russia's annexation of Crimea and a dramatic cut in feed-in tariffs, solar plants in the region have been unable to pay back outstanding loans and now face...
Carbon emissions hope for the world, generation hope for Gaza, hope for Europe's ailing manufacturers and higher cell efficiencies are, erm, hoped for.
Developers gathered in Hyderabad this morning to learn about Telangana state auction. Projects will range from 2 MW to 450 MW in size and, if taken up, will put state at the forefront of Indian solar.
Infrastructure group behind world record sub-6 cent LCOE is rumored to be seeking a financial advisor for an 800 MW project. An advisor is typically the first move in drawing up a tender.
The Chinese solar company plans to invest in 279 MW of PV projects in China and Mexico as well as 100 MW of domestic distributed generation installations.
A new study estimates $1.9 billion in annual savings by 2030 for the United Arab Emirates if the country can achieve a 10% renewable energy mix.
Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for April have been published. Price increase for PV modules in Europe is not quite as strong as expected. In particular, thin film module prices remained relatively stable, with March showing barely any movement. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.
Grid parity monitor
A Grid Parity update for March is now available. Eclareon's David Perez reveals all. Find the latest information on pv magazine's grid parity monitor page.
Chile investment guide
Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.
Poland investment guide
Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined. The guide will be updated quarterly.
Ukranian investment opportunities
On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.
Betting on the bear
pv magazine, 02/2012
Solar shares: The crash of renewable energy shares on the stock exchange is not only attributable to the financial crisis and the economic difficulties besetting the industry. For months professional stock brokers have also perpetuated the fall in prices for solar shares through short selling.