Construction activities at SolarCity's gigawatt-sized panel manufacturing factory in Buffalo, New York, are temporarily on ice as the region shovels out from under this past week's big snow dump.
Touted as the world’s most expensive publicly funded solar energy program, India’s much hyped Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has hit its first roadblock. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) alleges that...
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a 250 megawatt (MW) 20 year power purchase agreement (PPA) between Southern California Edison Company (SCE) and First Solar subsidiary, Silver State Solar Power...
The Greek government has announced changes to its photovoltaic subsidies. It has also highlighted the important role the technology plays in Greece.
Commenting on Spain’s recent announcement that it has suspended all feed-in tariffs for new renewable energy projects, the EU Commission says it fears disturbing impacts on the investment climate in the renewable sector, as a...
Donauer Solartechnik opened an office in Oman yesterday, February 1. Speaking to pv magazine, the company expands on its activities in the Gulf region.
Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a US$16.8 million contract by the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center to carry out energy conserving upgrades. These will include the installation of a 4.4 megawatt (MW)...
According to media reports, the Chinese government in Beijing has scaled back its Golden Sun Program subsidies and its feed-in tariff rates following an increased demand for photovoltaics in the country.
Spain-based Isofotón and Chinese oil company CNOOC’s subsidiary, Tianjin Lishen Joint-Stock Battery Co., have formed a joint venture (JV) in China. They have also made public their photovoltaic pipeline plans.
During talks aimed at agreeing on a path forward for Germany’s solar incentives, ministers have reportedly discussed a one-time reduction of the tariffs in April.
Germany-based Gehrlicher Solar AG and Turkish energy company, Merk Solar Enerji Çözümleri San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. have established a joint venture (JV) under which they plan to develop photovoltaic projects in Turkey and its...
According to reports, Berlin-based Solon has received two concrete takeover offers. Negotiations are expected to begin in the coming week.
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company subsidiary, MidAmerican Renewables, LLC has completed its acquisition of First Solar’s 550 megawatt (MW) Topaz solar project.
Fluor Corporation has been awarded both an engineering, procurement and construction contract, and an operations and management contract by Arlington Valley Solar Energy II, LLC (AVSE II) for a solar plant worth 125 megawatts...
U.S.-based SunPower Corp. has completed its acquisition of French solar company, Tenesol SA. At the same time, Tenesol parent company, Total has bought new shares from SunPower, thus taking its ownership of the company to around...
Semprius has recorded an efficiency of 33.9 percent on one of its high concentrating photovoltaic (HCPV) modules. The results have been verified by the Instituto de Energia Solar (IES) at the University of Madrid, in Spain.
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