Power generation solutions provider Siemens has released a study analyzing electrical power producing systems, especially renewable power plants, in Europe, and has identified the potential for optimization. Project siting has...
Figures from a SEIA/GTM Research study released last week have confirmed that the state of New Jersey has hit the 1 GW installed photovoltaic capacity milestone. The state added 415 MW of capacity in 2012, an increase of...
According to the latest data from Wiki-Solar, U.S.-based thin film manufacturer, First Solar Inc. is the top photovoltaic project installer globally, having added 759 MW across 11 sites.
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Solar Ventures have acquired a photovoltaic project portfolio in Italy worth 42 MWp. They are looking to add projects totaling 150 MWp to this.
Germany’s Deutsche Bank has again agreed to finance S.A.G. Solarstrom’s photovoltaic plans for the coming year. Work is expected to begin in Q2 2013.
Japan's decision to turn its back on nuclear and offer the world's most generous PV FIT scheme is set to see the country overtake Italy, Germany and the U.S. this year to become the world's second biggest solar market in 2013.
The French Ministry of Energy, Ecology and Sustainable Development has announced a tender for 400 MW of PV plants 250 kW and larger.
Spanish firm Abengoa and Californian concentrating solar power (CSP) experts BrightSource Energy have announced plans for the world's largest twin solar towers.
Documentation relating to the new EU energy infrastructure guidelines has laid bare just how savagely austerity-driven leaders cut the funds available to upgrade grids to harness renewables.
The U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar has given the go ahead for two photovoltaic projects worth 900 MW in California.
Germany’s Conergy AG is supplying 15.3 MW of its P-Series modules to four photovoltaic projects in the U.K. Spain-based Solaer is undertaking construction work.
On the back of another record year for the U.S. PV market, which saw 3.31 GW installed, 2013 forecasts are for 4.3 GW of new capacity. However, while utility-scale projects dominated the PV landscape in 2012, the sector is not...
According to India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), domestic manufacturing capacity of photovoltaic cells and modules has grown to 2 GW. It also estimates India’s potential solar power per square kilometer to be 30...
Welspun Energy Limited has completed and commissioned a 50 MW photovoltaic plant in India’s Rajasthan in a space of five months.
Less than three years after the announcement of its opening, and on the back of insolvency rumors, Suntech is closing its Goodyear photovoltaic module manufacturing facility in Arizona, the U.S.
The Japanese photovoltaic market has significantly changed since the introduction of FITs last July. With domestic demand growing faster than expected, Japan's Government has proposed a FIT reduction of around 10%.
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