Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto dedicated the 39 MW Aura Solar I farm on 26 March. The plant is slated to produce 82 GWh per year, which should fulfill the energy needs of 65% of the households in the city of La Paz.
The PV Japan 2013 trade show is smaller than its rival PV Expo event but offers opportunities in supporting technologies such as mounting systems. Uncertainty over the generous FIT regime, however, was a recurring theme.
After acquiring Germany's Solibro and Silicon Valley's MiaSolé, Hanergy has taken over Arizona-based Global Solar, solidifying its position as a global leader in the thin film sector.
Germany's MP-Tec is partnering with local investors on a joint venture in Ghana. Political stability, a strong middle class and high electricity prices make the West African nation an attractive market.
Public Service Company of New Mexico and First Solar are planning to build three new PV plants in New Mexico, part of the former's 2014 solar portfolio totaling 67 MW in the state.
The European Commission has paved the way for ABB's increasing global prominence as a leading inverter supplier after okaying its takeover of U.S. inverter manufacturer Power-One, noting that the $1 billion deal did not raise...
Industry trade group SEPA examines the politics and practicality of net energy metering and finds that utilities are increasingly interested distributed generation agreements and helping to maximize the value of solar.
Greece added 148 MW of solar photovoltaics in the second quarter but the situation for solar developers is getting tougher: new FIT cuts are on the way and consumers face 120% electricity fee hikes to back new RES projects.
Germany's beleaguered SolarWorld is laying off some 50 workers at its Oregon factory and the number could reach 100, according to press reports. The company blames Chinese PV imports for the move.
India continues to expand solar power generation as the state of Punjab approves 250 MW of new solar projects as part of achieving its 1 GW goal in four years.
Indian utility Tata Power is boosting its solar activities with a new 28.8 MW project in the state of Maharashtra. Its 25 MW plant in neighboring Gujarat has just surpassed 43 GWh.
Solar generation is on the rise in the U.S. and Arizona has become the leading state in terms of solar capacity per capita, but it now appears to be reversing course.
The European Commission and China continue to wrangle for a compromise in the ongoing trade dispute over dumping prices on imported Chinese PV products. Insiders expect an agreement this week.
Chinese panels are increasing in price due to the EU's anti-dumping tariffs. As a result, high-quality modules from South Korean and Western suppliers are becoming more competitive, says IHS.
The Taiwanese company has been forced to take HK$1.93bn hit in its 2013 figures, part of a HK$3.03 billion annual loss, after due diligence over the Sun Materials acquisition failed to spot a hydroflouric acid problem.
The Russian Far East, where adverse climate conditions have resulted in high prices for fossil fuels, is increasingly embracing renewable energy. The offers opportunity, but also challenges for local developers.
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