The Chinese polysilicon and wafer maker has stayed profitable despite record low prices, and expects further improvements as polysilicon supply tightens.
The Chinese manufacturer started work on a new solar cell factory in Jiangsu Province, China, on Saturday. The project is an 80-20 joint venture with wafer maker GCL-Poly as a minority partner.
China has set ambitious goals for the further deployment of PV, but lags behind in installed distributed power. Only 188 MW of distributed PV were installed in first quarter 2014.
Representative Fred Upton says the U.S. must export more liquified natural gas to help countries avoid an over-dependence on Russian gas. Upton described the U.S. as 'the world's emerging energy superpower.'
The telco group's PV-powered Street Charge offers free device charging at more than 20 parks and outdoor locations through September.
Proceedings have started to de-list the company's stock from its main Frankfurt exchange. The company also announced its chairman of the management board has resigned.
German drivers appear to prefer the roar of combustible engines than the quiet humming of electric cars despite the country's leading position as a major producer of e-vehicles.
The group will partner with American Helios Constructors to complete the project, which is part of the largest army base in the country.
Disputed U.K. university report claims to illustrate just how dependent on Russia EU member states are. Anglia Ruskin research says France has less than a year's domestic reserves of oil, coal and gas left.
The country has announced plans to triple solar capacity within three years. Renewables ambitions also include a 150 GW target for wind power by 2017.
The project will be the largest single-site solar project in Texas, says Recurrent. Utility Austin Energy said solar is now cost effective across 85% of the state's electricity supply.
CEO Shawn Qu says the company has hoarded cash and inventory during a seasonally slow period to reap the benefits when demand rises again. The high-profile CEO will continue to focus on downstream projects.
The former Bosch subsidiary says 180 jobs have been saved and more may follow from its Prenzlau operation. Aleo has handed over the first $9.6 million of a $13.7 million sweetener to new owners SCP Solar.
E.ON and Iberdrola joined a $12 million funding round for Californian tracker company QBotix this week. The German multinational revealed it has invested after testing out the robotic trackers for 'over a year.'
Fueled by increasing market demand and efforts by manufacturers to reduce costs, the trend to outsource module production is on the rise among leading global players, says GlobalData.
Falling prices and increased competition from China is making business tough for local PV producers, yet they've also spurred PV development while offsetting incentive cutbacks.
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