Centrosolar Group AG's preliminary first quarter results reflected both a sharp decrease in the sale of PV modules and the general downturn in the German PV market.
A report from Australia’s leading national science and the technology research organization has found that the challenges posed by the intermitted supply of electricity produced by solar installations can be overcome.
According to SEIA and GTM Research 506 MW of photovoltaics were installed in Q1 2012. This, they say, represents "more than any other first quarter on record." Overall, it is predicted that 3.2 GW will be installed throughout the...
According to the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), Chinese solar imports to the U.S. fell "sharply" in April, following the issuance of preliminary dumping tariffs from the Department of Commerce (DOC).
The second day of the Intersolar Conference closed yesterday with the CEO panel displaying remarkable optimism in the face of extremely challenging conditions for manufacturers. The CEOs of Canadian Solar and JA Solar were upbeat...
Markets in which photovoltaics can be a true competitor with traditional energy sources was one of the themes emerging from the first day of the Intersolar Europe Convention, which began in Munich yesterday. German market...
The U.S. may have been ranked as the second biggest cleantech country in 2011 by WWF. However, for it to stay competitive, it must develop a cohesive national policy.
Flexible CIGS manufacturer, Global Solar Energy has announced it is looking for new investors to come on board, in order for business to progress to the next phase.
Photovoltaics accounted for around ten percent of Germany’s energy supply in May, according to the country’s Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft (BDEW).
China has become the world’s most successful cleantech nation, both in terms of its growth (number one) and the size of its sector relative to its total economy (second only to Denmark), according to a new WWF report. Meanwhile,...
California-based Solar Mosaic has received US$2.5 million in funding to expand its solar-crowdfunding model. While details are scarce and the website still under development, the company’s model is widely tipped to allow...
With only days to go before Intersolar Europe opens its doors, talk of an EU trade case - similar to the U.S.-Sino one - is becoming more common on the photovoltaic rumor mill. Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar has made...
Italy’s government is expected to have a final draft of the Conto Energia V by the end of next week, thus preparing it for publication in the country’s Official Journal at the end of June. Following a meeting with the country’s...
Lux Research released a statement today setting out that it was Konarka’s technology and strategy that was to blame in the firm’s failure, not the photovoltaic market itself.
The Croatian government has drastically lowered the country’s renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FITs). The period for which they are paid, however, has been extended.
The European Commission (EC) has said that member states should increase the use of renewable energy (RE) trading. It has also called for a more coordinated approach to support schemes. For RE growth beyond 2020, it has further...
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