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Fronius launches Connecting Energy scheme

Connected solar system.

Austrian solar inverter specialist rolls out new platform designed to increase levels of self-consumption among its customers via efficient energy management and intelligent power distribution.

Andhra Pradesh invites bids for 1 GW of solar installations

Tamil Nadu.

The lowest common denominator nature of the Indian method of calculating solar tariffs will see domestic developers win the contracts to develop photovoltaic plants in the latest state to announce details of its auctions – Andhra...

Lawyers to challenge backdated tax on solar in Greece

A Greek solar park.

A group of international renewable energy investors are questioning the legality of the imposition of retroactive taxes on renewable electricity generation plants in Greece with a view to lodging a formal complaint with the EU.

Italian investment gives Suntech a $60 million headache

Suntech manufacturing in China.

Chinese photovoltaic module giant Suntech has dropped something of a bombshell in its preliminary Q3 figures, out last Friday, with the revelation that its Italian troubles will force it to reissue its consolidated financial...

Hanwha to supply 155 MW of PV modules to South Africa

Hanwha SolarOne modules being shipped.

Hanwha SolarOne has signed its biggest deal to date with an agreement to supply 155 MW of photovoltaic modules to two solar farms being developed in South Africa.

Germany: Schüco sells off thin film production plants

Schüco thin film panels.

Germany-based Schüco has appointed three international auction houses to handle the sell-off of its photovoltaic thin film module production facilities.

JinkoSolar signs US$1 billion agreement with China Development Bank

JinkoSolar's Swiss subsidiary JinkoSolar AG has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the Guangdong Branch of China Development Bank (CDB).

Prices will continue to fall for the next three months – IHS iSuppli


Global photovoltaic market analysts IHS iSuppli have been predicting for some time that the emerging markets categorized as 'rest of the world' in its figures will lead the anticipated upsurge in demand to drive the solar...

India: Tamil Nadu opens tenders

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) released tender documents this week. While a 1 MW minimum capacity has been set for projects, no upper limit has been identified.

First Solar installs 4.1 MW rooftop system

First Solar's global power plant operations center in Mesa.

First Solar is practicing what it preaches as it prepares to go live with what it claims is Arizona's largest rooftop photovoltaic installation – at its own Mesa facility.

1.11 MW Nevada PV system unveiled

Nevada's largest private school Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is now home to a 1.11 MW PV array. More than 4,000 PV panels were delivered by SolarWorld.

Solea Renewables completes 1MW diesel/PV hybrid plant

Solea Renewables has completed and commissioned a 1 MW ground-mounted diesel/photovoltaic hybrid electric power plant for industrial mining applications in South Africa.

Japan: Wirsol and Greenpower Capital form joint venture

A 24.1 MW Wirsol solar park near Berlin.

Wirsol and Greenpower Capital have formed a joint venture to provide project finance, EPC and O&M to the Japanese solar market. The services are tailor-made to fit photovoltaic projects 10 MW and above.

Deger equips 2 MW plant in Kazakhstan

The solar plant in Kazakhstan will start operation this year. German company Deger has been selected to deliver the tracking solutions. Bisol Group is responsible for the planning, construction and installation of the national...

250 kW power to gas plant enters operation

The Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) has inaugurated a 250 kW power to gas research plant with a possible methane production of up to 300 cubic meters per day. This makes it the largest plant of its kind in the...

SolarWorld moves into Japan

SolarWorld has a new sales office in Japan, marking the expansion of the company into the growing solar market.

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