U.S.-based Mitsui subsidiary Sunwize will install Samoa's largest solar project to date. The 546 kW scheme is expected to generate 700,000 kWh per year across ground mounted sites in Salelolaga on Savai'i and Tanugamanono and...
According to reports, Iraq plans to channel US$1.6 billion over the next three years into solar and wind power, with the aim of adding 400 MW to the national grid.
As FITs and support mechanisms for photovoltaics change and hence uncertainty for consumers increases, so too does their willingness to invest in storage. This is one of the results of EuPD’s latest research into consumer...
Ed Heacox, principal and co-founder of Envect Inc. talks to pv magazine about the U.S. solar market – the challenges, bankability, funding and how solar can play a role in developing smarter, more efficient grid.
By 2015, seven out of nine of the world’s leading solar module manufacturers will be China-based; and two will be U.S. firms, following a round of flameouts and takeovers in the industry, according to a report just released by...
As part of its reorganization plan, SunPower Corporation has said it will idle six solar cell manufacturing lines in the Philippines and cut around 900 employees, most of which are based on the archipelago.
Italy has a cumulative photovoltaic capacity of 15.9 GW, according to Italian network agency, GSE. However, just €241 million is left in the country’s solar subsidy coffers.
According to reports, Wacker Chemie AG has introduced shorter working hours, due to a lack of demand for polysilicon from the photovoltaics industry. 650 workers are said to have been affected.
The U.S. Department of Interior has finally given the green light to the development of solar on 285,000 acres of public lands in the southwest.
Solyndra’s anti-trust lawsuit, filed last week, has been branded as a "misguided effort … to find scapegoats". The three named Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers have strongly denied the allegations.
The bankrupt Solyndra filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Suntech Power Holdings Company Ltd and other Chinese companies on October 11 in San Francisco, the U.S., accusing them of, among other issues, "running an illegal cartel".
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has called on the U.S. to drop the trade case launched against Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers and instead help foster closer cooperation between the two nations.
Although off-grid photovoltaic technology still represents a relatively small market segment in the solar industry, for many, the technology has become vitally important. At the second Off-grid Experts Workshop organized by...
A new online tool that permits solar energy developers to precisely explore the availability of solar resources for the entire territory of continental Chile has been launched by Chile’s Ministry of Energy, and the Faculty of...
The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has concluded that Chinese manufacturers have sold solar cells in the U.S. at dumping margins. Meanwhile, in the CVD investigation, duties will be retroactively applied to all Chinese...
Overall, clean energy investments are said to be slipping and it is predicted that 2012 will see an annual drop in funds. On a positive note, however, solar energy is reaping the lion’s share of investment, compared to wind,...
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