Crippling debts and absentee chairmen hogged the headlines coming out of China this week but amid the madness, there was good news out of the US and the Middle East.
Independent power producer, Sonnedix has acquired a 24 MW stake in the 115 MW Toul-Rosieres solar park, located in north eastern France. The financial details were not disclosed.
On Friday, July 6, Italy’s ministers signed the new Conto Energia (renewable energy act). It is believed that only an extra €700 million will be made available for photovoltaics. Final security will not be available until the law...
MEMC Electronic Materials’ subsidiary, SunEdison has sold around 98 MWp worth of photovoltaic plants in Europe in the second quarter of 2012.
Solar Millennium AG’s insolvency administrator has sold the company’s 74.9 percent stake in Flagsol GmbH to Ferrostaal GmbH.
Cumulative, grid-connected photovoltaic capacity is forecast to reach 230 GW in 2017, in comparison to just 11 GW of CSP capacity. Deployment is expected to be led by China. However, while the competitiveness of photovoltaics is...
First Solar Inc. will have to pay over €5 million back to Germany’s Brandenburg, following the announcement that it will stop manufacturing operations in Frankfurt (Oder) at the end of the year.
Germany’s Sovello AG is urgently searching for a new investor, in order to save at least part of its workforce. Company management is said to be optimistic.
Spain-based Solaer has completed the installation of a 5.3 MW photovoltaic park in Cornwall, the U.K.
As the global solar industry develops, increased corporate transparency becomes a necessity on the back of growing consumer understanding and local market regulations. Subsequently, the services required by test laboratories and...
Scheuten Solar has announced its photovoltaic module production in Germany’s Gelsenkirchen will continue, following the takeover of the company by Aiko Solar Group. However, 160 jobs have been lost.
The final report submitted by the parliamentary panel on the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year has declared the catastrophe a "man-made disaster". It states that the meltdown "could and should have been forseen and prevented".
Solarcentury has reached the halfway point in its installation work on the Blackfriars rail bridge in London, the U.K. When complete, the installation is expected to be the largest of its kind in the capital and the world’s...
Sharp has confirmed it will move its European solar business from Germany’s Hamburg to the U.K.’s Wrexham. By the end of the fiscal year, the next phase of the company’s restructuring should be complete. Furthermore, it is...
GE Energy has made the decision to put construction on hold at its Colorado thin-film fab for "at least" 18 months. The fab was to have an annual production of capacity of 400 MW when fully ramped, employing CdTe semiconductor...
According to Bridge to India, the second phase of India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) will include a Domestic Content Requirement (DCR). Meanwhile, it says that the depreciating rupee is creating difficulty for India solar...
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