A new study by the Pecan Street Research Institute has found that west-facing solar systems in the U.S. state of Texas reduce peak demand from the grid by up to 65% while south-facing arrays result in a 54% drop.
Ten PV projects in South Africa will benefit from a US$2 billion funding support agreement between Standard Bank Group and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).
France announced it will tender 120 MW of medium sized rooftop PV installations by 2015. The installations concern non-residential buildings with a roof surface ranging from 700 to 2000 sqm. Each project can have an installed...
Austria added a total of 230 MW in 2012, taking the country's cumulative photovoltaic capacity to 415 MW, the Photovoltaic Austria Federal Association told pv magazine.
"No one is making money in the solar industry at the moment," admits Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) CEO and president Ole Enger in the foreword to the Norwegian solar company's annual report for 2012.
European installers are against the introduction of punitive and protective tariffs, a survey conducted by the EuPD Research showed today.
Solar power is cheaper than grid power for commercial consumers in Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala, even with no subsidies, according to a quarterly report published by consulting company Bridge to India.
Twelve requests for regulatory authorization to develop and operate photovoltaic plants worth a total of 300 MW have been received since mid-March, according to Brazil’s national electricity regulator.
JinkoSolar signed a 15 year loan agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) worth RMB 360 million (around US$58 million, €45.32 million) to finance the company’s domestic photovoltaic projects.
According to new research from Stanford University, 2012 represented a turning point for photovoltaics. Indeed, the industry is now both a likely net electricity producer, and poised to pay off its energy debt no later than 2020.
China dropped import duties and value-added tax (VAT) for a variety of equipment, including for solar cells and lithium-ion batteries on April 1, thus sending a "positive signal" to the China-Europe trade negotiations.
New research from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has drawn the conclusion that a “fully renewable” electricity system could not only be possible but cost effective. Key to the research, is that the study...
Germany-based Photovolt Development Partners has unveiled a photovoltaic pipeline worth 925 MW (DC) in Japan. Completion is scheduled for between 2014 and 2015. The company is also planning to install 110 MWp in Israel and 35 MWp...
According to the latest figures, Greece added 234 MW of PV capacity in February. Meanwhile, a joint declaration of intent has been signed between Greece, Germany and the EU aimed at reforming the country’s renewable energy...
Led by large-scale installations, photovoltaic demand in Emerging Asia Pacific and Central Asian (EAPCA) countries is forecast to grow 28% annually to reach at least 3 GW by 2017, according to NPD Solarbuzz.
Germany added 211 MW of new photovoltaic capacity in February across more than 8,300 systems. The largest solar park, with a capacity of 8.2 MW, is located in Brandenburg, near the capital, Berlin.
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