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OPIC funds 100 MW CSP plant in South Africa, grid improvements in Pakistan

Northern Cape, South Africa

The U.S.-led international development projects support private sector development in energy and inclusive access to finance. The projects "show the transformative impact that the U.S. private sector can have in the developing...

US: Salazar signs final PEIS for solar development on public lands

Map of six states chosen for utility-scale solar development.

The U.S. Department of Interior has finally given the green light to the development of solar on 285,000 acres of public lands in the southwest.

Germany sets significantly higher 2013 EEG levy

Germany solar photovoltaic park

Germany’s transmission system operators have today, October 15, announced the EEG (renewable energy law) levy for 2013.

Chile: IADB considers $21 million of financing for 26 MWp of PV

Chile 1 MW solar photovoltaic plant Solarpack

Solarpack Corporación Tecnológica is currently seeking financing for 26 MWp of photovoltaics in Chile. The Spain-based company is hoping to secure US$21 million of the $80 million investment required from the Inter-American...

Solar storage needs stable and sustainable market development

Battery solar storage

Solar storage solutions are integral to the further development of the photovoltaics industry. However, cowboys "looking to make a quick buck" need not apply, as stable and sustainable market development is required, according to...

China: Sky Solar starts construction on 800 MW PV project

Gobi Desert

Sky Solar Holdings Co., Ltd has begun construction on the first 60 MW phase of its 800 MW photovoltaic project in China’s Xinjiang province.

New off-grid PV concepts unveiled

Phaesun world cafe Off-grid solar photovoltaic

Although off-grid photovoltaic technology still represents a relatively small market segment in the solar industry, for many, the technology has become vitally important. At the second Off-grid Experts Workshop organized by...

S.A.G Solarstrom JV to see 440 MWp of PV installed in Spain

Czech Republic solar photovoltaic project

Germany-based S.A.G. Solarstrom AG has unveiled a joint venture (JV) with Spanish companies Valsolar 2006, S.L. and Cavalum SGPS, S.A. under which they will develop a 440 MWp photovoltaic project.

T-Solar unveils 55 MW PV plans in the Americas

T-Solar solar photovoltaic plant

Spain-based T-Solar has announced 55 MW of new photovoltaic projects in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, it is scheduled to bring 44 MW online in Peru.

Indian solar manufacturers ask for anti-dumping duties of up to 200%

India Gujarat solar photovoltaic plant

Media has reported that India is expected to launch an anti-dumping investigation into imports of photovoltaic modules into the country. According to the Indian Ministry of Commerce, the India’s solar manufactures have called for...

Russia plans solar auction

Russian flag

Russia is gearing up to introduce its first solar support program. While the details have still to be worked out, it is expected that an auction system will be employed in Q2 2013.

Bisol plans 2 MW PV plant in Kazakhstan

Bisol solar photovoltaic plant installer

Germany-based Bisol Group will install a 2 MW photovoltaic plant in Kazakhstan. When complete, it will be the first project of its kind in the country.

Switch flicked on Australia’s first utility-scale PV plant

A 10 MW photovoltaic power plant has begun feeding electricity into the grid, near the city of Geraldton in Western Australia (WA). While not on the scale of solar parks under construction in the U.S. or already in place in...

China 2012: 5 GW of PV installations predicted

Suntech Chinese solar photovoltaic module product manufacturing facility

The latest figures from IMS Research indicate that China will see newly installed photovoltaic capacity reach 5 GW by the end of 2012. While the market has seen a slow start, it predicts an enormous end of year surge.

France boosts FITs for rooftop PV 'Made in Europe'

France solar photovoltaic rooftop installation

In a positive announcement, the French government has said a feed-in tariff (FIT) bonus of 10% will apply to photovoltaic rooftop systems, which have been manufactured in Europe. Furthermore, tariffs for eligible systems will be...

Poland lowers PV support before law comes into force

Poland solar photovoltaic installation

Poland’s Ministry of Economy has published a third draft of its Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Act, which is scheduled to come into play on January 1, 2013. Under the changes introduced, photovoltaics will see reduced...

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