pv magazine's Ilias Tsagas argues that should Scotland's population vote today in favor of independence, this will not hurt its renewable energy sector but might give it a further boost.
Conergy has completed a 2.2 megawatt (MW) solar park near Berlin, Germany.
The new Flextronics/SunPower solar panel manufacturing plant will be dedicated in California today. During the event, the state’s expanded Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) will be signed into law.
The CIPV Expo 2011 took place last week in Beijing, China. With big ambitions for the future, thin film and building-integrated photovoltaics were a key focus. Switzerland and the U.S. were also prominently featured.
The first quarter of this year has seen strong venture capital (VC) funding in the solar sector, having increased almost three fold from the fourth quarter of 2010. Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is also strong.
A new report has found that 2011 and 2012 will "remain challenging" for the photovoltaic industry. It also expects the market to flatten out during the period. Shifting demand and falling financial incentives are key issues.
IMS Research has accused the UK Government of turning its back on solar. The company says reducing tariffs and limiting support to small-scale installations will create nothing more than a niche industry. It adds that the country...
Meyer Burger Technology AG has acquired an 11.3 percent stake in Roth & Rau AG, and has announced a voluntary public takeover offer of €22 for each remaining share held by public shareholders.
Roth & Rau AG has suffered the first ever earnings loss in its 20-year history, despite increasing sales during the 2010 financial year by 44.2 percent. Looking ahead, the company predicts modest sales increases. Meanwhile, it...
As part of a $10 million investment in Ontario, Sungrow Canada Inc. has openend its North American headquarters in Vaughan. Fifty new jobs have reportedly been created.
3M has said it will build a manufacturing facility for photovoltaic materials and renewable energy products in China’s Hefei High-tech Park.
Although Satcon Technology Corporation expects a four-fold increase in its first quarter 2011 revenue over the same period last year, financial figures have fallen below initial expectations.
In what has been a busy day for the company, GE has said it will build a new 400 megawatt thin film photovoltaic panel factory in the U.S. It has also achieved 12.8 percent efficiency on a full-size, thin film solar panel, and...
PLG Power Limited has signed photovoltaic contracts worth 70 megawatts (MW) with the Gujarat Government in India. In total, it aims to install 200 MW by 2012.
The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) has published its 2011 Solar Company Scorecard. SolarWorld has come out on top, with Trina Solar following close behind. A number of other leading companies, however, failed to...
A new survey has shown the number of renewable electricity projects in the south west of England has rapidly increased: photovoltaic installations comprise the lion’s share. However, it says proposed policy changes are risking...
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