A year-end surge from China is expected to strengthen the leading position of the Asia-Pacific region in the second half of the year, according to NPD Solarbuzz.
The European Commission says a clarification of rules of origin tightens import regulations for Chinese modules, preventing manufacturers from selling goods from third countries.
Implementing the new solar energy goals will cost an estimated $33 billion, much of which will go to Taiwanese manufacturers. About 90% of PV systems installed in Taiwan use local products.
The solar manufacturers will collaborate with the bank on a $220 million support package designed to spur the U.S. solar leasing market.
First Solar has broken ground on the 102 MW Nyngan solar project in the Australian state of New South Wales. When completed in 2015, it will be the biggest solar park in the country.
The joint initiative of EU solar businesses welcomes the proposals, stating that Europe "must bet on a strong solar industry."
A report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reveals that 2.9 GW of utility-scale solar capacity was added in the U.S. last year.
The independent solar utility company is developing a pipeline of more than 300 MW of solar projects. Four installations totaling 47.5 MW are set to begin construction.
Falling production costs are driving Chinese module giants to bigger solar market shares. Yingli and Trina now have 15% of the world module market, says NPD Solarbuzz.
Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress: Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines are driving investment in green energy by reducing imported fossil fuel dependency and increasingly adopting renewable sources.
Today's announcement by the DECC to back community-focused energy has been welcomed by the Solar Trade Association (STA).
The 40 MW project planned by Utico could triple in size if it can be connected to the UAE grid, says developer. The project will also power a desalination plant in the emirate of Ras al Khaimah.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has reportedly issued a strongly worded riposte to the U.S. over its latest anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes. China has also issued a veiled warning to EU manufacturers.
Industry source says defining module origins according to their cell manufacture renders the summer's import cap meaningless. According to source, the remaining purely 'Chinese' modules will be far short of 7 GW.
The U.S. thin-film giant is looking to expand operations in the international mining industry, offering cost-effective tailor-made PV solutions while retaining the risk.
Reports from the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi suggest that MENA's PV potential is vast, provided legal, political and technical maturity continues apace.
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