After weeks of contract uncertainty and cash flow shortfalls, the struggling solar supplier has today filed for insolvency, and will be unable to make its impending corporate bond interest payment.
The world's largest power utility joins the Desertec Industrial Initiative via its subsidiary, China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).
The Chinese company, which will continue to supply Conergy with modules, says the "made in Germany" label offers quality and security for its long-term investment.
Greggs, the U.K.'s most recognizable high street baker, has installed solar panels at 10 of its bakeries in an effort to reduce its carbon emissions by 25% by 2015.
Communist leaders in China are embracing economic reform, encouraging competition in key industries, calling for limits on state involvement in the market and greater environmental protection. All good signs, says IHS.
The funds will be invested in five PV and CSP solar projects in order to strengthen the country's domestic solar manufacturing and speed-up commercialization of new technology.
Due to higher demand, German PV equipment manufacturers have an optimistic outlook for 2014. Florian Wessendorf, managing director of the VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment trade association, discusses the state of the market.
Northern Chile's Coquimbo region, an area regarded as the world's largest for copper production, will be home to the plant, which has been developed by France's SolaireDirect.
SunPower is set to begin construction on the project in January. It is expected to be one of the world's largest merchant solar power plants.
Constant pan-European meddling at government level has undermined many European PV markets, says the report, harming confidence and putting government credibility at risk.
Partnering with IBM and TOK, the Japanese CIS thin-film module maker has achieved a world-record of 12.6% cell efficiency in laboratory tests.
Two Chinese PV projects, totaling 30 MW and 20 MW respectively, have received Hanwha SolarOne modules.
The Swiss manufacturer installs 127 of its central inverters in five large-scale solar projects in the London area.
Police are reportedly investigating the energy giant's activities in the country's PV solar sector. CEZ's 2010 acquisition of a large-scale PV plant also attracted attention from authorities, according to media reports.
After years of slow progress, concentrated PV solar is gaining momentum and installations will grow at double-digit percentages annually through 2020, according to a new IHS report.
The organization that spearheaded opposition to the EU's anti-dumping case against Chinese PV manufacturers is joining the SETI Alliance following resolution of the trade dispute.
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