Latest PV market updates

Kyocera jumps aboard imec's solar cell R&D program

Imec scientist.

The Belgian nanoelectronics research center's industrial affiliation program to advance next-gen solar cells has attracted the Japanese electronics giant.


Egypt announces renewable energy feed-in tariffs

Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said the country needs to invest at least $12 billion over the next five years in order to meet the electricity demands of the population.


Centrotherm cites PV sector weakness as 50 jobs cut

Centrotherm turnkey production line.

The German solar equipment manufacturer announces continued restructuring and modernization program that will see 50 jobs go at its Blaubeuren HQ.


US adds 1.5 GW of PV capacity in first 8 months of 2014

New York skyline.

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows 68 MW of solar power added in August as world leaders meet in New York for UN Climate Summit.


24 MW solar project under construction in Honduras

With the Pavana Solar Park, Honduras has reached 74 MW of solar PV under construction, giving it a leading position in Central America. GTM Research says that this is only the beginning for the region.


With 12 GW pipeline, PV markets in Middle East, Africa show strong growth potential

Morocco solar PV plant

While South Africa and Israel have until now driven PV demand in the region, an increasing number of Middle Eastern and African countries are entering the solar market, according to NPD Solarbuzz.


EU PVSEC opens as the Netherlands reaches 1 GW solar landmark

EU PVSEC 2013

The 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference began today in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


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