A report from the German Engineering Federation shows that incoming orders for PV manufacturing equipment have more than doubled in Germany since the same period last year, which has mainly been driven by an increase in demand...
In the latest example of the solar industry's increasing focus on quality certification and bankability, certification group VDE and First Solar have unveiled new assurance standards and a VDE Quality Tested mark.
Chinese solar manufacturer JinkoSolar will be supplying 274 MWp of photovoltaic modules to solar projects in South Africa and Australia.
Applications for the Cypriot net metering program are now open. Cyprus' installed solar PV capacity, currently at 25 MW, is expected to grow fivefold within the next two years.
Photovoltaic developer SunEdison has closed a $212.5 million deal for a 100 MW solar project in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The plant is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.
Jörg Althaus, business field manager for solar energy at TÜV Rheinland, discusses how unannounced factory inspections and market surveillance may make a difference as the focus on PV power plant and component quality increases.
Dominated by grid installations, the coupled solar and energy storage segment will prove a boon to energy storage producers but have only a modest impact on the solar market, according to a new report by Lux Research.
Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika has tapped Thomas Hasler as its new chief technology officer and member of the group's management, effective Jan. 1.
With a predicted 13 GW of capacity by 2017, the lure of South America for PV companies should ensure a positive turnout at the first Intersolar South America trade show. Brazilian and German exhibitors dominate at the Sao Paulo...
Only around EUR 3.3 million of the EUR 25 million made available by the German government to subsidize household PV storage systems has been claimed. With a further EUR 25 million expected for 2014, householders have been urged...
San Fran-based Ecotality is facing a class action lawsuit that alleges the EV charging technology company failed to disclose a string of problems, including the fact its chargers were overheating and melting during use.
The U.S. thin film giant will supply the modules and Belectric the Balance of Systems for the proposed joint venture. PV Projects will aim to develop schemes in Europe and North America as well as smaller projects in the U.S.
The breakthrough will allow solar cell manufacturers to create stacked solar cells that can handle high-intensity solar energies without losing voltage at the connecting junctions, potentially improving conversion efficiency.
The Foresight Solar Fund would finance eight U.K. ground mount plants with the profits from a planned London IPO. A partner for the fund says solar offers a more attractive investment in the UK than wind.
The Thompson Cole Consortium will reportedly develop eight farms in rural locations across Zimbabwe. The chairman of local developer Twalumba Holdings says he is eager to work with the relevant departments of Robert Mugabe's...
The first federal energy auction to feature solar in Brazil has prompted applications for 2.7 GW of projects. Some 1.75 GW of the applications are for projects in Bahia state.
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