Reports are coming in that German CIGS producer Solibro, a Hanergy acquisition, has massively decreased production. The 270 employees at Solibro’s manufacturing plant in eastern Germany are now working shortened hours and reports...
Calling it the “world's most efficient rooftop solar panel”, the company says it will produce PV modules with greater than 22% efficiency at a pilot facility.
The Taiwanese PV cell maker has expanded its downstream activities by buying a stake in Emirati/Swiss project developer Phanes Group.
The PV heavyweights are back in the headlines this week with the news that China and the U.S. have agreed a climate deal, SolarCity has tightened its grip on residential solar, and Hanergy's woes continue.
German researchers have applied the approach used by invisibility cloak research to direct sunlight around busbars and metallization fingers to potentially increase PV cell and module efficiency. The research was carried out by a...
Tobias Zwirner, MD of Phaesun GmbH, talks to pv magazine about last month's Off-Grid Experts Workshop, held in Memmingen, Germany, between September 25-26.
Canadian developer continues its international expansion with agreement to develop large solar project in the east African nation; plants will be built in four phases over next four years.
Western Power, the state-owned company that operates the grid in the south-west corner of Western Australia, is looking to take small communities completely off grid so that it can save money on costly network upgrades and...
Taiwan Solar Energy Corp. will boost its cell and module capacity from 800 MW to between 1.5-1.6 GW by 2017 as the company looks to meet rising demand.
Analysis by the Solar Trade Association of employment data released by TBR Economic Research reveals that the vast majority of the 35,000 jobs the solar sector support could be at risk if FITs are cut.
The law includes an 8% target by 2017, a price cap for contracts, and an obligation for large energy users.
U.S. thin film producer and developer First Solar has secured a loan facility from Mizuho Bank to develop utility scale PV projects in Japan. The loan is for US$33 million and First Solar has indicated that it will work with...
Today the Austin City Council meets to consider two sets of contracts, but the decision appears to be a done deal. More than 600 MW of bids came in at under five US cents per kWh.
Canadian solar developer enters long-term power purchase agreement with the Government of Madhya Pradesh for the development of 150 MW of solar PV.
The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan facility to support Jordan's transition to renewable energy and the more efficient use of water resources. The loan is specifically expected boost residential solar PV installations...
The UK's Oxford PV has raised a further GBP4.4 million (US$6.6 million) in a "top-up" Round B, to continue with its work in commercialization perovskite technology. Drawing on both new and existing investors, Oxford has now...
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