The German solar developer S.A.G. Solarstrom says escalating project development costs may render its business model unviable. The news comes after the company announced a major deal for British projects has fallen through.
San Francisco is set to re-start the Property Assessed Clean Energy program to assist homeowners finance solar installations. Despite opposition by the federal government, the scheme is gaining steam.
PV and other renewables lobbyists have called on UK chancellor George Osborne to dismiss the political uncertainty surrounding the industry. But Osborne has a track record in promoting his favored "dash for gas."
Chinese module manufacturer Astroenergy will acquire Conergy's Frankfurt module business. The identity of the buyer for the Rangsdorf-based Mounting Systems business has not been revealed.
The Chinese PV giants have invested $45 million in Yabang Group's subsidiary, Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., and hope to reach 500 MW production capacity within 12 months.
Regional appetite for solar power and growing awareness of environmental issues has prompted Asian governments to support the materials industry, which is now worth $1.94 billion, the analysts report.
The installation will become the biggest single solar project in the company's history, and will be located in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
The Chinese capital introduced an emissions trading scheme on Thursday and plans are afoot for the world's second biggest scheme, in Guangdong province. GCL-Poly has yet to assess the impact on its operations.
VW-owned SEAT has completed the installation of 53,000 solar panels on a rooftop array at its Martorell factory in Spain.
Germany's new coalition government plans to cap the country's renewable energy target. Renewable energy and environmental groups are condemning the decision, arguing it would turn the country's energy transition on its head.
The manufacturer of silicon-based products will buy the stake, which comprises two solar polysilicon ventures, for $240 million.
The coalition of more than 11,000 citizens and 280 businesses is calling on Colorado state officials to ramp up rooftop solar installations, with a target of 1 million solar roofs by 2030.
The recently released Renewable Energy Data Book details how the industry grew in 2012, revealing a particularly strong showing for solar.
The Hong Kong-based solar power investment company plans to develop 400 MW PV power generation projects in China over the next three years.
The Chinese thin film powerhouse, owner of U.S. firms MiaSole and Global Solar Energy, Engensa in the U.K. and Germany's Solibro, plans to invest $2 billion to develop 1 GW of RE projects in Greece.
The PV Parity Project, which aims to increase PV penetration in the EU, is ending its campaign with an argument for stronger support for self-consumers to ensure greater competitiveness.
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