Hit by unexpected liabilities related to its former management, including a $96 million lawsuit by U.S. polysilicon producer Hemlock, government demands to return subsidies and a refusal by banks to refinance its growing debt,...
In a sign that Greece’s plan for vast expansion of photovoltaic capacity is gaining support at the highest levels of government, the European Council has mentioned it in a communiqué regarding currency stability measures.
Utility-scale solar development is set for a boost under new plans unveiled by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior yesterday. Through the identification of new solar energy zones (SEZ), it is believed permitting times will be...
Manufacturing equipment supplier Manz has today revised down its earnings for 2011 on the back of weak demand for solar equipment. The company has a turnkey CIGS line and is a single machine supplier to select customers.
In the Middle East, the transition to solar energy has begun, but the pace and momentum of the transition will be influenced by policy – that was the key takeaway from the Solar Investment Summit - Middle East, held in Dubai from...
T-Solar has announced it will install 61 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics in India and Peru over the next year.
There are fears that the €6 billion set aside for Italy’s solar market until 2016 could run out next year. Data has also emerged, which indicates that over 200 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic installations have been removed from...
German module manufacturer and downstream developer Solar-Fabrik AG has announced today the closure of its Solar Energy Power (SEP) cell fab in Singapore. Solar-Fabrik had owned a 90 percent share in SEP since 2006.
Russian oil giant, Lukoil is planning a 100 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Uzbekistan, a former Soviet state located in Central Asia. Plans to establish a National Institute for Solar Energy in the country are also underway.
Massachusetts-based laser technology developer SiOnyx has announced that its Black Silicon technology can achieve silicon photovoltaic cell efficiency increases from 17 percent to 17.3 percent.
With mixed results, Solar Power International (SPI) came to a close yesterday in Dallas. Although with a total of 1,200 exhibitors a new record was reached, only 21,000 visitors attended, a decline on the previous year.
Austrian vertically integrated photovoltaic business Activ Solar announced today that it has completed the final phase of its 80 megawatt (MW) power plant in the Ukraine. Called the Ohotnikovo Solar Power Station, it is the...
In its most recent report, analysts IHS iSuppli predict that California will remain the growth market for photovoltaics in the U.S.
A little over a week after the lower house of the Australian Parliament passed its carbon tax legislation, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has visited organic-photovoltaic startup Dyesol’s offices in the state of New South Wales.
SolarWorld Industries America has submitted a petition to the U.S. Deparment of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission in protest to, what it claims, is Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers dumping product to capture...
Equipment manufacturer Singulus has delivered some preliminary financial results for 2011 that show sales, in the first nine months of the year exceeding whole-year 2010 figures. Sales of 121.8 million euros were reported,...
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