The U.K.’s Solar Trade Association has added its voice to the opposition to EU Commission trade duties on Chinese solar modules.
The decision by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support failed thin film manufacturer Solyndra with a half-billion dollar loan guarantee is being closely examined in congressional hearings.
Under a new €30 million government funded project designed to develop a French smart grid, Tenesol will install 500 photovoltaic systems and 250 converters.
The Italian network agency, GSE, reports that photovoltaic installations in Italy have reached over 10 gigawatts (GW). Already this year, says the agency, 6.5 GW have been installed.
New research has shown that investment in renewable energy is growing to pre-financial crisis levels. Demand for future lending, meanwhile, is expected to come from the utilities.
Cold winds off the harbor blew hard as the 26th EU PVSEC closes in Hamburg. Visitor numbers were stagnant and many reported slow business and observed massively slashed module prices.
A major shift away from Europe and the maintenance of worldwide photovoltaic programs are again the two major factors that will dominate photovoltaic market development in the coming years, according to a new report.
At the 26th EU PVSEC, among the leading photovoltaic technology developers, quieter Halls A and C, and some questionable marketing campaigns (more to come on those later), was one country garnering attention, without even being...
Accepting his award from SolarWorld’s Frank Asbeck at last night’s Einstein Award ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, Bertrand Piccard compared the fight for integrating clean tech into mainstream energy usage with that of persuading...
For the first time in three years, small communities in the Tsumkwe municipality of northern Namibia can enjoy around-the-clock power after the installation of one of Africda’s largest off-grid photovoltaic systems.
With plenty of sun and not much liquidity, Greece has been forced to be creative as to how to get its economy going and create jobs. One plan to do so has become clear at the European photovoltaic conference in Hamburg today, in...
The quarterly America-China renewable market review, produced by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), has found residential photovoltaic lease schemes...
An analysis of major European electricity markets by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association has revealed that electricity produced by photovoltaics will be competitive with conventional sources by 2020. The report,...
High-tech engineering firm Manz believes it has achieved world-record aperture efficiency in one its Copper-Indium-Gallium-(di)Selenide (CIGS) thin-film modules, produced using commercial-scale production techniques. The...
New solar technology like concentrated solar power (CSP) and the opening of new markets are tipped to become a strong growth engine for solar moving forward, according to a new report looking at how the industry will develop...
Vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer LDK Solar has announced its second quarter (Q2) financial results that included a USD $47.9 million operating loss, representing -9.6 percent operating margin. However, with...
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