While the PV industry zeros in on Shanghai, China, for the world’s largest solar tradeshow, Germany’s 3D-Micromac establishes a new subsidiary in the country to handle sales and production of its microCELL laser systems.
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has announced the companies that will introduce large-scale storage batteries into electricity grid substations.
Photovoltaic module producer Trina Solar has announced that it will be supplying 250 MW of modules to the Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Boulder City, Nevada.
Austrian solar developer Activ Solar has completed the installation of the 69.7 MW Nikolayevka Solar Park in Ukraine's Crimean region.
Global IT company IBM has announced that it has developed a system to predict renewable energy output, across various sources including solar photovoltaics. The system is already being employed on a 670 MW project in China.
Downstream figures from IHS Solar, released on Monday, reveal that thin film giant First Solar is set to install around 1.1 GW of solar installations this year.
PacWest says the Brazilian government is offering it incentives to set up a CIGS production line in the country.
Quarterly losses from the Alternative Energy division of the U.S. power company widened to $29 million year on year but solar farms did their bit for NRG's Yield infrastructure division.
Computer modellers say $1/W solar could displace gas, nuclear and CCS and pay for the cost of introducing a carbon cap.
Threat of lawsuits fly back and forth as Maltese developer of the OneGiga project claims the land offered by the Serbian government was inappropriate and Belgrade officials say the Maltese company broke an investment agreement.
Goldpoly subsidiary China Solar Power Group has acquired a further 300 MW of solar projects as part of its 2 GW acquisition deal with developer Zhongli Talesun Solar.
Shares in the Chinese module manufacturer soared as a $280 million sale of five solar projects in Ontario was cited as proof of the successful focus on downstream operations.
IHS predicts solar manufacturers in Taiwan and Korea will soon be able to offer solar products in Europe below the minimum price negotiated for Chinese products last week.
The falling price of solar modules may lead to an increase in rooftop photovoltaic installations in Brazil, which is initially targeting 1.4 GW of solar by 2022.
The publication of the EU acceptance of Chinese undertakings on minimum prices for solar products was predictably light on detail. The list of participating manufacturers in the trade agreement is more or less comprehensive.
Munich solar manufacturer CentroSolar has little to cheer from its second quarter figures but the auditing of its 2012 accounts has cleared the way for September's critical debt to equity swap.
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