New research from Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE has shown that brighter skies are leading to PV system output exceeding forecasts by 5%. Fraunhofer has adjusted its forecast models accordingly.
Findings from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveal a 41% slump in investment across Europe, while Japan's solar-fuelled clean energy landscape saw a 55% surge in investment.
The company will build most of its 3 GW of new installations this year in China's northwestern regions, including Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Inner Mongolia.
The investor-owned installation will be located in St. Louis, courtesy of local solar energy company, Ameren Missouri.
As new figures suggest that half a million FIT-driven solar schemes are now installed in the U.K., encouraging news is emerging that suggests Britons' solar appetite is stronger than ever.
While considerably smaller than originally planned, the $1.13 billion project will spur California's transition to renewable energy and help advance its climate change goals, say regulators.
The country's cumulative installed solar capacity reached nearly 11.3 GW by October 31.
In Chile, Enel Green Power has begun construction on its first solar park in the country, the 36 MW Diego de Almagro facility.
The grid-connected energy storage market will increase from 340 MW in 2013 to more than 6 GW in 2017, according to IHS. The U.S. is set to lead the sector.
In what may lead to a confrontation between Germany and the EU, the European Commission president is seeking to end binding green energy targets -- something Germany demands.
Korean-Chinese PV manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has inked a strategic deal with Shanghai HuiTianRan Investment Holding Group to develop downstream opportunities in China, including 700 MW of PV power plant projects.
Investment firms, financiers and energy companies around the globe are introducing innovative new funding vehicles aimed at renewable energy investment.
China, the U.S. and Japan accounted for some 60% of all large-scale PV projects in 2013, up from less than 10% in 2010.
TÜV Rheinland has confirmed a world record of 306 W for a 60-cell format module produced as part of a second-generation Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology research project.
The upcoming World Future Energy Summit will examine the policies and technologies needed to reduce energy consumption, with smart metering among this year's main showcases.
U.S. solar capacity more than doubled in 2013 thanks to the addition of substantial new capacity around the country in mid-size projects between 4 and 92 MW.
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