Germany managed to export more power in 2012 than it has in the last five years. With a net surplus of 22.8 terawatt-hours (TWh), the exported amount of energy was four times as much as that in 2011. This data was released by the...
IBC Solar has officially begun construction on an over 11 megawatt peak (MWp) photovoltaics park in the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Scheduled for completion in August, it is expected to be one of the largest...
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and subsidiaries of Soitec Solar Development, LLC have signed two 25-year solar contracts worth a total of 125 megawatts (MW) to be generated in the utility’s service territory.
The Portuguese photovoltaics industry could be at risk, following the final report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Union (EU) on Portugal’s bailout, which recommended a...
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has introduced a third production shift at its photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona. The expansion has created an additional 30 jobs.
Trina Solar Limited has seen its solar business decline in the first quarter of 2011. Year on year figures are, however, up. Looking ahead, the company will expand its in-house production capacity. It has also announced a 130...
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited has begun construction on a five megawatt photovoltaics project, located in the U.S.’s San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
Tianwei New Energy (Yangzhou) is to supply Germany-based Pairan with 280 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic modules over the next two years. The company also announced its factory expansion plans.
Canadian Solar Inc. is to supply 81 megawatts worth of its photovoltaic modules to Germany-based Saferay GmbH.
In publishing their joint statement pursuant to Meyer Burger Technology AG’s voluntary public takeover offer, the Management and Supervisory Boards of Roth & Rau AG have recommended that its shareholders accept.
Smaller photovoltaic module manufacturers need to foster greater cooperation and exchange more information if they are to survive in the global marketplace. That was the outcome of a workshop held in Berlin, Germany yesterday.
Enfinity has completed two photovoltaic projects in France totalling 18.2 megawatts (MW). The systems represent the renewable energy company’s largest ground-based arrays in the country.
REC Solar has completed a 1.8 megawatt photovoltaic system for Ikea in California. It is said to be the second-largest commercial system of its kind in the state, and the sixth largest in the U.S.
International expansion and risk diversification have helped S.A.G. Solarstrom AG post strong first quarter figures including a 152 percent rise in sales, despite the overall uncertainty of the photovoltaics market.
Under an expanded agreement, Flextronics will produce photovoltaic panels for MEMC's SunEdison subsidiary at its Malaysian manufacturing site.
Going against the grain, SolarWorld has experienced a lucrative first quarter, having seen increases in its shipments, revenue and EBIT. The company attributes its success to its U.S. business activities.
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