Energy demand in the West African nation has increased 10% annually in the past five years, resulting in a widening supply gap across the country.
Sharp Solar has opened a renewable energy academy in Wrexham, the UK. Having integrated training with its production facilities, the company says it will train between 25 to 50 people a month, including electricians and roofers.
Enel Green Power and the Marcegaglia group have inaugurated an over three megawatt (MW) rooftop PV system in Taranto, Italy.
Solar Junction has achieved 41.4 percent cell efficiency on a concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) multi-junction production cell. The results have been confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Germany-based Solarwatt has announced its entry into the UK. Seemingly undeterred by the country’s recent feed-in tariff fallout, the company believes the market is set to grow "enormously".
First Solar has completed the roof of its new manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Expected to be operational by June, the €173 million site will have a collective annual module capacity of over 238 megawatts (MW).
According to research, a decrease in demand for new PV installations in the first quarter of the year is expected to cause a "surge" in company inventories.
According to SolarWorld head, Frank Asbeck, the German company intends to place a greater focus on foreign markets. He adds that it will continue to be able to compete with Asian PV companies.
Samsung Fine Chemicals (SFC) and MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. are to establish a polysilicon facility in Korea under a new joint venture (JV).
Germany-based SiC Processing GmbH, a leading slurry recycler from wafer production, aims to expand in Asia. This will be financed through the proceeds of a €100 million corporate bond, issued today. R&D and capacity expansion are...
Scatec Solar is to build a six megawatt (MW) PV plant in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region.
Soltec Renewable Energies and Shikun & Binui Solaria have said they will install a 7.5 megawatt peak (MWp) PV system in Israel. When completed, it will reportedly be one of the country’s largest.
Despite the country's recent troubles, Austrian company Green Source GmbH and Berlin-based Parabel GmbH have sold a 7.4 megawatt (MW) PV park portfolio in the Czech Republic. It is said to be the sixth largest.
Solar Frontier has started commercial production at its new USD$1 billion Japanese CIS thin film solar module production plant. Full capacity is expected to be approached this summer.
Under a new amendment, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) will no longer issue microFIT or FIT capacity allocation exempt (CAE) contracts for smaller PV projects, until it has been confirmed that there is available grid space.
Siliken is on track to open a 50 megawatt (MW) PV module production plant in Ontario, Canada. The company is expecting delivery of the first production line at the end of this month.
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