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Forum Solarpraxis: From energy decentralization to digitization

The 16th Forum Solarpraxis discussed the transition from energy decentralization to digitilization

The energy sector has undergone huge changes over the last years, mainly due to the decentralization of energy systems and the increasing role of renewables. While the sector’s defining characteristics continue to shift, a new...

LDK president & CEO resigns

LDK has been in financial trouble for years, but has provided little information as to why President & CEO Xingxue Tong is departing.

Brazil government approves 1.5 GW of new solar and wind power

Solar development in Brazil.

Contracts granted by the government for the development of 930 MW of solar PV capacity and almost 550 MW of wind farms as part of a $1.7 billion push to upgrade the nation’s energy system.

Project delays force Meyer Burger 2015 earnings revision

Although it has revised its FY earnings down, Meyer Burger has seen new orders soar

Despite recording new order increases, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has been forced to revise its revenues downwards following further delays in customer projects. An overall EBITDA loss is also expected.

Lightsource signs deal for 3 GW of solar in India

Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister.

Investment of GBP 2 billion agreed during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the U.K. and is part of a wider GBP 10 billion trade deal between the two nations.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

Glass most definitely half full.

Amid new efficiency world records, surging growth for emerging solar markets and a bullish report from IHS predicting 272.4 GW of new capacity by 2019, naysayers and doom mongers are still making their voices heard.

SunLink, Blattner to partner on 112.7 MW solar farm in U.S.

Solar panel project.

Collaboration between solar developer SunLink Corporation and EPC Blattner Energy follows earlier partnership delivering a 148.5 MW solar farm in southeastern U.S.

SolarWorld shipments grow 25% Y/Y over first 9 months

Solar installation.

The German-U.S. solar company confirms preliminary sales and shipments reports, reaching 784 MW of shipments in the first nine months of the year and sales of more than $580 million.

Ascent Solar secures $35 million investment

Ascent has received an investment boost

Ascent Solar Inc. has signed two definitive agreements to raise US$35 million. In addition to contributing to ongoing working capital, the funds will be used to repay debt.

Etrion sees net loss plummet, accelerated RE growth in Chile plays a role

To date, Etrion has an installed gross capacity of 139 MW

Etrion Corporation has seen net loss plummet in both Q3 and the first nine months of the year, on the back of low electricity prices in Italy and impairment charges associated with the freezing of its solar PV pipeline in Chile....

GCL reports polysilicon, wafer sales increases; ASPs stable

Polysilicon production between Q1 and Q3 increased by roughly 12.5%, from 49,582 MT to around 55,771 MT

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited has seen increases in both production and sales of its polysilicon and wafer businesses. Its preliminary result also show stable average selling prices (ASPs). No earnings results were...

New approach greatly enhances pervoskite stability

Pervoskite cell from UCLA.

UCLA researchers have developed a metal oxide sandwich perovskite cell that enhances the stability of the promising semiconductor by more than 10 times. The approach uses two metal oxide layers on either side of the perovskite...

SMA raises sales forecasts again, Americas inverter sales to increase >35% in 2016

SMA's restructuring plans are paying off

SMA Solar Technology AG has again raised its full year earnings forecasts, despite recording an overall net loss. Restructuring efforts are also paying off, with the company recording cost savings of €100 million. In 2016, it...

Nigeria signs $100m development deal for 50 MW solar farm

Nigeria flag.

Access Infra Africa pens deal with Nigerian Quaint Global Energy Solutions for the creation of a 50 MW solar PV plant in northern Kaduna state; part of funding coming via U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Thailand aiming for 6 GW of solar by 2036

Bangkok, Thailand

As part of its efforts to increase its share of renewables, the Thai government is attracting major developers for the first phase of a 600 MW solar rollout.

California opens up public land for renewable energy generation

Imperial County, California

State and federal authorities have unveiled an ambitious plan that advances conservation goals in California's desert regions. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan would introduce a streamlined permitting process,...

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