Turkey has issued a new directive, which will see solar modules charged an import tax of around US$125, determined by weight. The new regulation will apply to all PV manufacturers outside of Turkey from December 19.
Photovoltaic module and balance of system component suppliers are expected to see increased revenues in Q1 2013, ahead of changes to the U.K.’s renewable obligation certificate (ROC) scheme.
Indications are that renewable energy investments will fall in 2012 for the first time in 8 years. However, the news is not all bad, says Ernst & Young, with continuing capacity additions and "booming" emerging market activity....
Along with all producers of electricity in Spain, owners of solar power plants will have to pay an energy tax of 7% on top of their feed-in tariffs. The Spanish industry expects an increase of bankruptcies on the back of the news.
Brazil’s national electricity regulator ANEEL recently announced the receipt of 21 new requests for regulatory authorization to develop and operate new photovoltaic plants totaling almost 1 GW of planned generation capacity.
Germany-based renewables company Gildemeister has secured contracts worth €29.2 million (US$38.4 million) for solar energy storage projects in Romania, Italy and Germany.
U.K. lobby group the Solar Trade Association (STA) has partly welcomed a decision by the government's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to row back on a proposal to tie the support given to utility-scale photovoltaic...
The EU has announced more than €1.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) of funding for renewable generation projects, including more than €200 million for concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Greece and Cyprus, and €8.2 million for a...
Falling prices and consolidation will remain in 2013, predicts IHS. Despite this, photovoltaic installations are expected to grow, the demand-supply balance is likely to be restored and China is set to become the biggest global...
Research from Wiki-Solar has found that the most successful module providers to utility-scale photovoltaic plants are developing their own projects to accommodate their products.
The U.S. Department of Energy has committed a further US$11.7 million of funding to develop plug-and-play solar systems through its SunShot initiative.
The Cypriot Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) announced on Friday 14 December the results of its recent application call for photovoltaic projects ranging from 20 KW to 150 KW. Overall, 18 applications were approved...
It has been announced that 54 cities in India will be designated "Solar Cities". In related news, grid connected photovoltaic projects worth 1.04 GW are said to have been commissioned under the first phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru...
SunPower Corp. has agreed to settle a private securities class action suit, which was launched against itself and members of its management, for US$19.7 million.
In addition to cutting around half of its workforce, Sunways has announced it will focus its future activities on specialist applications. It will also reduce solar cell production.
PV Crystalox Solar plc has announced it will discontinue polysilicon production in Germany and "substantially" reduce ingot and wafer production in the U.K. and Germany, respectively.
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