Latest headlines

Solar, wind grabbing more of nuclear energy share, study finds

Nuclear installation.

Worldwatch Institute finds that energy generation capacity from solar and wind power is eating into nuclear power's global energy share.

Solar securities may offer major investment potential

U.S. rooftop installation

A new study has found that securities from solar PPAs can make a healthy profit while making billions of dollars availalbe to finance solar project.

SunEdison strikes solar partnership to bring PV power to Georgia, US

SunEdison U.S. installation.

The global solar company has teamed with United Renewable Energy to help businesses in the southern state tap into PV potential.

China caps 2014 solar subsidies at 14 GW

Large-scale PV plant in China.

The National Energy Administration will hand out regional quotas for individual provinces based on local demand and resource, with projects that exceed the quota ineligible for the subsidy.

REC Silicon narrows loss

REC Silicon, Moses Lake, Washington

The Norwegian company, largely based in the U.S., says it has so far evaded Chinese duties by using available legal options offered by Chinese law.

Centrotherm posts solid start to 2014

Centrotherm's production facilities.

The German solar machinery manufacturer has received orders worth more than $41 million in the past two months, driven by demand from the U.S. and Japan.

Talesun extends reach into Turkey's solar sector

The Turkish flag.

The international solar company has established a new partnership with Ege Trade just two months after its first foray into the Turkish solar market.

Pure Energy to build 40 MW module plant in Brazil

Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil

The Brazilian start-up, which cooperates with Italy's BMS and Italian renewable energy company Regran, may expand the facility to up to 70 MW of annual module production.

Strata, ET Solar partner on multi-megawatt project in North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

U.S. company Strata Solar is set to complete 300 MW in 2014 and has pipeline of more than one gigawatt across seven states.

Hanwha Q CELLS, AGR break ground on large-scale PV plant in UK


UK renewable energy developer AGRenewables (AGR) has teamed up with Hanwha Q CELLS in Germany on a 24.3 MW solar installation in Stowbridge, England.

Italian energy storage market set to explode

Storage battery

Energy storage could be a very attractive prospect for users of photovoltaic energy, particularly in markets where electricity retail costs are high.

JA Solar modules pass 'extreme environmnent' tests

JA Solar module inspection

The China Quality Certification Center has designed new testing methods to fairly evaluate the performance of the solar modules in extreme environments, according to the company.

US challenges India's domestic content requirement

PV manufacturing in India

The White House argues that India's domestic content requirements not only hinder international cooperation on clean energy but also make solar energy more expensive for the country.

SunEdison to close polysilicon fab in Italy

Merano, Italy

As part of its global restructuring plans to reduce costs and maintain competitiveness, the U.S. company will also consolidate its semiconductor crystal operations.

Polysilicon demand to rise 25% in 2014

Solar polysilicon.

Module shipping expectations of 49 GW this year is driving demand, according to NPD Solarbuzz, which predicts the reduction in the amount of polysilicon needed per watt will continue but at a reduced rate.

Tokyo elects pro-nuclear governor

The Tokyo skyline.

It is unclear what the election signifies for the Japanese solar industry. A pro-nuclear stance could mean a regression of generous solar FITs but it could also be an endorsement of the regime that introduced them.

Page 76 of 228

Subscribe today!

Choose between a digital and print subscription from pv magazine publisher Solarpraxis AG’s online shop!

Photovoltaic jobs

Explore thousands of photovoltaic jobs to find your next job in the industry.

Most read


Keep your finger firmly on the photovoltaic pulse: sign up for our daily newsletter!

Press releases

Want to publish your press releases for free? Simply log in or register, enter the information you want to appear and we'll publish it for you!