A power-to-gas research project has been launched in Germany. A research network of institutes and companies will evaluate the capability of long-term storage technologies in a 100% renewable energy electricity scenario.
SunRun and U.S. Bancorp have formed a partnership to purchase $200 million worth of solar residential systems in the U.S.
Continuing on its globalization path, Conergy has announced it will this month be launching its solar modules in Canada after its Canadian subsidiary signed a two-year framework agreement.
Gerhard Rauter has resigned from his position of chief operating officer and member of the executive board, effective immediately. No reason has been given for his sudden departure.
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has received approval from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (FFSA) to publish the offer document regarding its voluntary public tender offer for all non-par-value bearer shares of...
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. has reported an impressive boost in its year-on-year sales, primarily due to its solar materials division and subsidiary, SunEdison. Its sequential results, however, did decrease, partly due to...
In what seems to be the overriding trend for photovoltaics companies in the first quarter of 2011, the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has reported decreased revenues due to weakened demand.
Germany-based Q-Cells SE has reportedly let the majority of its contract workers go, due to declining photovoltaic demand. The company’s permanent staff won’t be affected, according to sources.
Looking at its preliminary figures, Sunways AG experienced a significant sales decline of €22.1 million in the first quarter of 2011, in comparison to the first quarter of 2010. The reason cited was weaker than expected demand,...
Speaking to industry representatives at Italy’s Solar Expo in Verona, confidence seems to be battered. While analysts had reported that the fourth Conto Energia would be signed today, media reports state that it will only be...
First Solar executives didn’t have much good news to discuss on Tuesday when the company announced flat first-quarter sales and lowered earnings. Cuts in government subsidies in key European countries have squeezed solar panel...
Gehrlicher Solar AG has completed a 3.1 megawatt photovoltaic rooftop project in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Enecsys Limited has secured £25 million ($41 million) in equity financing. The company says it will use the money to further develop its photovoltaic micro inverter business and expand its global presence.
Constellation Energy has acquired a 30 megawatt (MW) DC (25 MW AC) solar project from Belectric, Inc. Currently under construction, it is scheduled to be commercially operational by the end of the year.
Silfab Ontario Inc. and Agris Solar Co-operative Inc. have signed an agreement, under which Silfab will supply Agris with 9.3 megawatts of solar modules over the next year.
Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and Matrix Development Group have completed two New Jersey rooftop solar installations worth 2.8 megawatts (MW).
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