The continent’s tracker market grew 135% last year, to reach 5.5 GW of shipments.
Bernhard Beck said the policies of the current government in Berlin mean it is impossible to consider developing another 128 MW solar park like the one he was inaugurating at Templin, in Brandenburg state.
The companies say they are collaborating in China "to improve the power output, quality and reliability of solar energy systems to meet the world's growing energy needs."
Clean energy supporters are assailing a plan by utility group Xcel Energy to better define the value of net metering in Colorado, which the company says would make the incentive "clear and transparent."
The U.S.' second biggest solar manufacturer returned to profitability in the second quarter. Operating at full capacity, the company is weighing a fab expansion to meet growing global demand, particularly from Japan.
SolarWorld has expanded its solar financing program to six additional U.S. states after being solely available in California. The plan is dedicated exclusively to U.S.-made solar products.
Australia's AGL has tapped Arizona-based thin film photovoltaic module manufacturer First Solar to oversee two major projects in New South Wales budgeted at $450 million.
Germany added some 300 MW of new photovoltaic capacity in June, according to the German Federal Network Agency. Hence, monthly FIT reductions of 1.8% will apply for the months of August, September and October.
Greece's Environmnet Ministry will make net metering possible for households and businesses, but the local PV industry has taken issue with its controversial provisions.
Storage and energy production developers S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, UK Power Networks and Younicos have joined forces on a storage project that will see the deployment of a 10 MWh battery to help stabilize the U.K. grid
Researchers in Germany have made a breakthrough with the development of a cost-effective and efficient solar fuel device that can store nearly 5% of solar energy in the form of hydrogen.
Solarpack has obtained funding for its large-scale PV projects in Chile from international finanical institutions IDB, the Canadian Climate Fund and Proparco.
The global inverter market will shrink 5% in 2013 as price pressures counter rising shipping volumes, but there will be a strong rebound next year, according to IMS Research.
Solar stocks have been riding high and the recent deal between the EU and China has further bolstered a recovering sector, but analysts warn that a bull market, spurred by speculation, can be a fragile thing.
The U.K. supermarket and retail giant has installed more than 200 rooftop PV systems on its stores across the country as part of an ambitious goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30% in the next seven years.
Power systems will fall to $10,000 by 2015 against backdrop of rising EV sales in the U.S., says the Department of Energy.
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