Charge would strangle the growing self consumption market, say attendees at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis. Policy support is needed to drive solar and storage costs must come down say solar representatives.
The Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Energy Producers (SPEF) has filed a formal complaint at the European Commission with regards to the special levy the Greek Government has imposed on photovoltaic parks.
Energy market analysts with GlobalData have sent a warning to U.K. and Italian consumers, saying that they should "invest in solar or pay the price". The analysts cite gas price instability as the key driver in making solar a...
Thin film manufacturer and First Solar has announced that has signed a two-year collaboration and licensing agreement with Intermolecular Inc. The collaboration aims to increase efficiencies beyond First Solar’s announced...
Solar Mosaic, a crowdfunding solar startup from Oakland California, will launch its online marketplace today, offering microinvestors the chance to put their money towards a solar installation.
Yesterday’s announcement that the solar subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Solar has agreed to purchase SunPower’s Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) for a sum between US$2 billion and US$2.5 billion has made headlines...
Financing for the 143 MW Catalina photovoltaic power plant in, California’s Mojave Desert, has closed. EDF Renewable Energy has announced that a majority interest in the project has been acquired by a group of investors.
According to the latest NPD Solarbuzz report "Emerging PV markets report: Latin America & Caribbean", the demand for PV is set for high growth through 2017.
SunPower has announced a deal that will see it sell the co-located Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) to MidAmerican Renewables for an undisclosed amount. The AVSP will be worth some 579 MW when completed.
The University of Cyprus has secured United Nations (UN) permission to build a 10 MW PV park within the UN buffer zone.
During 2012, many PV manufacturers endured a long, uphill battle, staggering under steep price cuts, excess inventory, shrinking margins and political headwinds; and all the while, jostling for position with other technologies....
Only the lowest cost and most commercially viable PV technologies will end up surviving through the brutal PV shakeout phase of 2012, writes Finlay Colville, vice president of NPD Solarbuzz.
A second commercial scale community solar project has been launched in Australia. The 400 kW rooftop installation will be installed in Sydney and is being organized by Embark.
According to the latest figures from Wiki-Solar, utility-scale photovoltaic installations have reached 8.5 GW this year, thus more than doubling the 2.3 GW recorded in 2011.
New data has revealed that solar installers in the U.S. are being slowed down by red tape, which is pushing up the installed price. The survey data was collected by solar financers Clean Power Finance, which gathered responses...
Pike Research's Brittany E. Gibson is confident that emerging cleantech markets for batteries, especially for transportation and stationary applications, will be viable new markets in ten years.
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