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Photon Energy doubles O&M assets in 2014 despite revenue drop

Photon Energy's 758 kW plant in Zahorany, Czech Republic.

The Amsterdam-based solar energy company, which connected its first off-grid project in Australia last year, reduced its annual loss but said its bottom line was hit by a hefty loss on the revaluation of derivatives.


Yingli revises Q3 guidance down

Yingli solar photovoltaic panels in a project aerial view

The photovoltaic giants are not immune to the current market conditions, as has been frequently witnessed throughout 2011. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited is the most recent company to jump on the guidance revision...


Inquiry into UK PV FIT cut proposals launched

Solar photovoltaic rooftop installation in the UK

The U.K. Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee and Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched an inquiry into the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECCs) proposed photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts.


House committee subpoena’s White House for internal Solyndra documents

Fred Upton

As President Barack Obama arrived at the G20 summit in France on November 3, the acrimonious Solyndra face-off reached a flashpoint in the U.S. Congress.


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MEMC also revises 2011 guidance down

SunEdison solar photovoltaic installation

MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has revised both its full year 2011 and fourth quarter (Q4) guidance downwards after suffering from significantly lower wafer prices and solar energy system sales. While SunEdison’s photovoltaic...


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LG-Suntech acquisition rumors denied

Suntech branding

Despite media reports to the contrary, both parties have denied that LG Electronics is looking to buy out Suntech.


Trina announces revised Q3 guidance

Trina Solar is also suffering from the shaky solar market conditions. As such, it has revised its full year photovoltaic module shipment downwards.


SunPower announces restructuring program, lowers Q4 guidance, sees CFO go

SunPower solar photovoltaic panels

Another victim of this year’s turbulent solar market, solar cell manufacturer, SunPower has said it will be implementing a restructuring program in the fourth quarter (Q4)of this year. Having missed its 3Q 2011 revenue and margin...


First Solar suspends Vietnam plant construction

The facade of the Solar Frontier factory.

Amongst a range of announcements, thin-film manufacturer First Solar has announced that it will "postpone commissioning" of its 250-megawatt (MW) Vietnam factory. The announcement was made only hours after the inauguration of its...


US: 5 MW PV project announced for 18 school sites

Palmdale, California and mountains

PsomasFMG has teamed up with the Palmdale School District (PSD) in California to install 5.87 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics at 18 schools. The systems will take the form of carports.


Singapore set to play with PV’s big boys

Singapore solar photovoltaic rooftop installation

The Asia Pacific PV Expo closed on a positive note today as the pre-monsoon rain drizzled outside the Marina Bay Sands convention center. The numbers were perhaps not as high as what many exhibitors had expected, but the...


Q-Cells announces 91 MW PV project

Q-Cells 46 MWp Zerbst solar park

Q-Cells has begun work on what it says is Europe’s largest photovoltaic park. Located near Berlin, Germany, the 91 megawatt (MW) project is expected to supply energy to around 22,500 households.


Ukraine: Activ Solar completes another 20 MW PV system

20 MW solar photovoltaic project Ukraine

Activ Solar has been living up to its name recently. Having already announced the completion of an 80 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic park in the Ukraine, the company had today said it has finished a further 20 MW of another project,...


BTU experiences weak Q3 due to "slim" solar orders; announces layoffs

BTU screenshot

BTU International Inc. which, among other products, produces thermal processing equipment for solar cells, has experienced a weak third quarter Q3 2011. The results were said to have been primarily affected by the weak solar...


PV production capacity expansions to "dramatically" slow

General solar photovoltaic panel image with clouds reflected

According to new research, photovoltaic wafer, cell and module capacity expansions are predicted to "slow dramatically" from now until the first half of 2012. It was also found that while supply of these products has grown by 54...


PV Asia Pacific Expo addresses alternative solar technologies

Solar thermal plant

Day two of the PV Asia Pacific Expo has focused on the issue of alternative solar technologies. Questions like why anyone would switch from crystalline technology to technologies like thin film were posed.


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