The U.S. subsidiary of the Austrian inverter supplier has begun production at a $1.5 million manufacturing and testing facility in the state of Indiana.
In a no-nonsense interview, Frank Asbeck accuses the energy companies of trying to destroy the solar industry in Germany. He further reiterates his criticisms of Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers.
Photovoltaic equipment revenues have hit a 10 quarter (Q) low, according to the latest figures from NPD Solarbuzz. Despite this, the company is optimistic the market will pick up again in 2013, after bottoming-out in Q2 2012....
SunPower has said it will consolidate its photovoltaic cell manufacturing at its Fab 1 in the Philippines, thus reducing capacity by 125 megawatts (MW). The company adds that it is on track to reduce manufacturing costs further.
Just how important is "home advantage" to players in the renewable energy sector? It could be a game changer, according to Japan and the European Union, both of which have brought complaints against Canada for violating the rules...
Korea-based Hanwha Solar has opened a new R&D center in Santa Clara, California. The goal is to develop next generation photovoltaic concepts, with a focus on efficiency and low cost.
Global clean energy financing grew to record levels of US$263 billion (€200 billion) in 2011, with investment in solar accounting for just under half of the overall spend. The U.S., meanwhile, attracted the highest amount of...
Sharp Corporation and Enel Green Power (EGP) have completed six thin film photovoltaic projects in Italy worth 14.4 megawatts (MW).
In an interview with pv magazine Shinsung Solar Energy talks about its gigawatt capacity ramp up plans and photovoltaic project pipeline in Korea.
Gehrlicher Ecoluz Solar do Brasil S.A. has grid connected what it says is the first photovoltaic system on a South American football stadium. The 408 kilowatt peak (kWp) project is located on the Pituaçu stadium in Salvador de...
Italy: Fifth Conto Energia to come into effect when €6 billion ceiling reached; draft measures laid out
The Italian government has announced that the country’s new renewable energy law, Conto Energia V, will come into effect when the €6 billion photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) ceiling is reached – expected to be between this July...
The electric energy power industry is fundamentally changing, according to Pike Research, and photovoltaics has the potential to play a big role in future business models. Overall, the company has identified seven emerging...
S.A.G Solarstrom recorded a better year than most in 2011, having achieved the lower end of its sales target. As with many though, the tough market conditions led to both a negative EBIT and consolidated annual result.
Solar cell and module manufacturer, Talesun has won a contract from China Merchants New Energy Group Ltd to supply up to one gigawatt worth of photovoltaic modules for solar farms in China and worldwide. The contract, worth...
Many photovoltaic module suppliers are putting a halt to their in-house wafer production in light of drastically decreasing prices. According to IMS Research, wafer prices fell by over 70 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012.
How many jobs did the U.S. government create through its $9.7 billion investment in 24,711 renewable energy projects? At least 75,000 overall, based on a report just released by the Golden, Colorado-based National Renewable...
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