Nanowin Technology Co. Ltd is reportedly planning to build a CIGS manufacturing plant in the Zhambyl region, located in southern Kazakhstan. A 5 MW photovoltaic plant is also expected to be built this year.
American module and system manufacturer SunPower has announced that it will open a new plant in Mexico. It will produce the SunPower E18, E19 and E20 modules and the SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile system.
First Solar has announced its quarter two (Q2) 2011 results, revealing sales of US$533 million, a decline of $34,5 million, or six percent, from quarter one (Q1) 2011. Sales were also down on six-month figures from 2010, by...
To qualify for 10 percent higher feed-in tariff (FIT) rates in Italy, Conergy will now badge its modules with “Made in EU” and TüV logos.
The suspension of the feed-in tariff in yet another state of Australia has been met with anger and dismay by much of the solar community in the country.
The United Kingdom’s (U.K.) largest water and sewerage company, Thames Water, has signed a deal to become the biggest on-site photovoltaic producer and industrial user, in a deal with Ennoviga Solar. The deal will see...
Photovoltaic manufacturing equipment and materials supplier GT Solar has reported strong revenue, gross margin and earnings per share growth, in its first quarter (Q1) report for the fiscal year 2012. The company has also...
The latest IMS Research photovoltaic 2011 forecast predicts installed capacity to increase by one gigawatt (GW) over previous estimates. Growing demand in Asia, the Americas and the German market driving demand.
Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Trina Solar has revised down its shipment and gross margin guidance for quarter two (Q2) 2011, ahead of posting Q2 results. Falling demand in Italy is blamed for the reductions.
Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer LDK Solar has announced today that it will supply Advanced Solar Products, New Jersey, with 58,803 modules for a privately owned, net metered solar project. The project worth 14.1 megawatts (MW)...
China has continued its march into the renewable energy and photovoltaic sector with a new feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, to compliment its already rapidly expanding module and equipment businesses. The Chinese National Development...
Regional governments in Australia continue to suspend photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) schemes, with Western Australia the latest to do so. Applications to the scheme have been immediately suspended as of August 1.
In a deal announced today, Canadian Solar Inc. has signed a sales agreement to supply Indian firm Cirus Solar Systems with photovoltaic modules in quarter three and four of 2011.
Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute has developed an off-grid photovoltaic solution to maximize utility of power supply while minimizing the need for storage solutions.
A new downstream report by Solarbuzz indicates that as the European markets represent a smaller proportion of the worldwide photovoltaic market, U.S. and Asian markets will continue to grow. This growth will be so vigorous, the...
Japanese thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier has announced today that its new 900 megawatt (MW) CIS thin-film factory has reached full commercial operation, with all production lines open. At full capacity and in combination...
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