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Germany again topped the news this week after government officials proposed a new tax on renewable energy consumers. In the U.S., meanwhile, solar panels are starting to become standard features in new homes, at least in South...
CEO Kangping Chen says China remains the group's biggest market but stresses that its market share in the U.S. is expanding. In addition, the company sees "great opportunities in exciting emerging markets such as Chile, Thailand...
In an effort to boost renewabl energy self-generation and consumption, the EU initiative calls for the deployment of an advanced metering infrastructure that would make smart homes and networks a reality. In addition, SolarPower...
Day two of the SNEC tradeshow in Shanghai, China, and the exhibition lived up to its billing as the world's largest solar show, with many new innovative products on show, as well as the continued presence of the Solar Superheros...
The world's largest PV manufacturer Trina Solar saw drops in revenue and profits in Q1 compared with the final quarter of 2015, but the Chinese company put this down to "seasonality" and maintains that it was a good start to the...
Rooftop solar generation can provide up to $14 million in annual benefits for the residents of the U.S. state of Nevada, according to a new study by SolarCity and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
A dispute has emerged between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and international lenders and developers over the arbitration venue for PV projects that are being developed in the country, which could lead to delays...
Renewable energy developments in Germany and Argentina topped the news this week but also making waves was a report that global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015 while India unveiled what is said to be the largest rooftop...
Nigeria is considered an emerging economy that has the potential to drive a dynamic domestic solar PV market. But the global oil price plunge and a national currency crisis have stalled hopes.
Module shipments from the Korean solar PV manufacturer reached 912 MW in the first quarter, exceeding the guidance range, while gross profit topped $109m and gross margin reached 21.2%.
KfW IPEX-Bank loans about $117 million to Neoen to build a 30 MW PV plant and 46 MW of wind energy projects in France.
Result by engineers at that University of New South Wales edges the solar industry closer to the theoretical limits of PV efficiency, smashing previous record of 24% set by Alta Devices of the U.S.
Installation at Okayama Prefecture was formally commissioned in March and is jointly owned by Virginia Solar Group and GE Energy Financial Services.
Sunday once again a record-breaker for Germany's renewable energy sector, with wind and solar contributing to 45.5 GW of renewable capacity to meet demand of 45.8 GW.
The Tokyo-based renewable energy company currently has 190 MW of PV capacity installed, and intends to complete a series of megasolar projects in the country.
The story of storage gained a few new chapters this week as Saft, Sonnen and Tesla all grabbed the headlines, while further woes for SunEdison, steady-as-she-goes from SMA and a Latin love affair suggested it was...
pv magazine has learned that the Middle East and Northern Africa region is going to acquire its first net metering system with a transfer ownership. Not surprisingly, this development is taking place in Jordan.
Stock price index
Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for November 2015 have been published. With broadly stable prices, the markets in Germany and Europe saw, at best, a slight improvement from September to October, but on the whole it is still at a disappointing level.
Grid parity monitor
A grid parity update for September 2015 is now available. The results of the ninth issue of the study shows that PV generation parity is an economic reality in Chile and Morocco and is close in Honduras.
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.
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.