The flood of money pouring into renewable energy around the world is trickling down and creating new revenue streams for established businesses eager for growth.
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.
The international solar company has established a new partnership with Ege Trade just two months after its first foray into the Turkish solar market.
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.
U.S. company Strata Solar is set to complete 300 MW in 2014 and has pipeline of more than one gigawatt across seven states.
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.
Energy storage could be a very attractive prospect for users of photovoltaic energy, particularly in markets where electricity retail costs are high.
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.
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.
As part of its global restructuring plans to reduce costs and maintain competitiveness, the U.S. company will also consolidate its semiconductor crystal operations.
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.
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.
Local energy experts have welcomed the tweak, which relieves the burden on high energy consumers and instead puts the onus to meet solar targets on the state utility.
Solea AG and Pinpoint Ventures are planning to develop solar projects in India with a total capacity of 200 MW in the next three years.
US Industry body the SEIA says Chinese manufacturers could pay into a fund for their American counterparts in return for all duties being lifted. The group also wants China to remove its polysilicon duties.
Parent company Wacker Chemie AG had to rely on its core chemicals businesses to make up for 'persistently low' polysilicon prices. But Wacker's polysilicon division saw a 7% sales rise, year-on-year, in the fourth quarter.
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