Solar activity is heating up in Russia, where scientists at Tomsk State University are developing a new type of flexible solar cell. At the same time, the first solar plant selected in the country's green capacity tender has...
Chinese solar manufacturer Hanwha wants to expand its project development business in China and upgrade its manufacturing processes. Hanwha Group intends to start manufacturing polysilicon in future.
As the Taiwanese polysilicon manufacturer attempts to raise funds and renegotiate a looming bonds deadline, it has announced another expected loss. The extent of the losses should be revealed at the end of November.
SolarCity is teaming up with German automaker BMW to offer U.S. owners of the new BMW i vehicles a discount on home solar installations.
The deal enables the former solar heavyweight to stay in business, with Shunfeng paying an agreed 30% of Suntech's $1.75 billion debt to Chinese creditors.
The WEC has published a report to coincide with the COP 19 summit in Warsaw. The World Energy Council report repeats the oft-repeated call for policy predictability and transparent energy pricing.
The solar business is contained in the only division of Applied Materials to report a full year loss. The fate of the company's solar business hangs in the balance as Applied's $29bn merger with Tokyo Electron approaches.
Austerity-driven FIT cutbacks have seen PV installations in Greece plummet from the 801 MW installed in the first quarter. Figures show only 6 MW were installed in each of August and September.
The one-day event was low-key but highly focused, attracting an audience committed to patiently furthering PV development in Saudi Arabia.
IHS analyst Ash Sharma says the Japanese government's reduction of its climate change commitments could affect the solar FIT in March. The generous regime will be reassessed in four months' time, says Sharma.
The reported $400 million cash and debt deal includes five California solar plants and one array in Arizona that will have a combined capacity of 106 MW.
The Kern County plant, set to begin construction next year and in operation by mid-2015, will have an annual production capacity of 240 million kilowatt hours.
The state's utility regulators are discussing a proposal from Arizona Public Service to amend net metering rates for solar customers, stating the current scheme puts non-solar providers at a disadvantage.
Private utility Ameren and the state watchdog struck a deal this week to continue a solar rebate program that currently has $50 million available for PV projects in the Midwestern state.
The 175-acre solar farm has been approved by Dorset County Council despite facing stiff opposition from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
Germany's Stiftung Solarenergie (Solar Energy Foundation) has launched a coordinated effort to equip relief workers in the Philippines with solar lights and charging systems as they struggle to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
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