Los Angeles is moving forward with two major new projects that will offer California’s sprawling metropolis a combined 350 MW of solar power utilizing a combination of feed-in-tariff (FiT) and request for proposal (RFP) pricing...
2013 is expected to be a pivotal year for the Turkish solar industry, as the country’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority gears up to distribute PV production licenses for projects larger than 1 MW. Meanwhile, cumulative capacity...
While photovoltaic energy generation in Italy decreased 14.6% last month, wind and hydro-electric power both recorded a significant boost, reports Terna. Meanwhile, at €6.6 billion, solar funding is nearing its limit.
According to a new report issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA), already installed photovoltaic systems will produce "at least" 110 TWh, or 110 billion kWh in 2013, thus representing 0.5% of global electricity demand....
Global photovoltaic installations are forecast to exceed 35 GW in 2013, equivalent to a growth of 12%, according to an analysis published by research company IHS Solar. Last year, it says, global photovoltaic installations...
Portugal-based Martifer Solar has commissioned a 28.1 MWp photovoltaic project in the U.K. Spread across a number of systems, construction was completed in 15 weeks.
U.S. thin film manufacturer and project developer First Solar has taken what appears to be a major leap forward, as its share price soared on the back of 2013 financial guidance, an acquisition announcement and a major efficiency...
Prices for turnkey PV module systems have dropped around 41 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, according to a report released today by German consultants Photovoltaikzentrum.
California solar installer and leasing company SolarCity will make its first foray into the utility market by building a 12 MW photovoltaic project for the Kaua’I Island Utility Co-operative (KIUC) in Hawaii.
The US utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has received authorization from regulators to buy electricity from a 100 MW photovoltaic plant of SunPower Corp.
Laos-based Sunlabob has secured its biggest Pacific contract to date with a deal to supply off grid solar systems to the outer islands of Kiribati.
New figures from local electricity retailer Synergy have shown that a second residential solar boom is taking place in the state of Western Australia (WA). With 2,500 customers each month installing photovoltaic arrays, the...
With solar manufacturer Renewable Energy Corporation's (REC) recently released annual figures highlighting the Norwegian company's heavy reliance on a shrinking European market, the panel maker has taken a step in the right...
The government of the Balochistan province in Pakistan and CK Solar Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a 300 MW PV solar park near Quetta, Balochistan's largest city.
Construction began last month on a 3.8 MW solar array for the town of Bellingham, Massachusetts, in the U.S.
S.A.G. Solarstrom managed to complete three ground-mounted projects in the U.K. on time by the end of March before the changes to the Renewables Obligation Certificate assessment were implemented. The projects have a total of 44...
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