Solar energy generated enough power in the month of April to meet the electricity and hot water needs of homes fitted with solar panels, prompting reports that it could soon be possible to completely power the country with PV.
The Russian Far East, where adverse climate conditions have resulted in high prices for fossil fuels, is increasingly embracing renewable energy. The offers opportunity, but also challenges for local developers.
The Chinese-European trade dispute and growing demand in Asia and North America has created a booming global market for Taiwanese PV cells, which saw international shipments jump 6.7% in the first half of the year.
The government in Kigali has signed a PPA for an 8.5 MW project in Rwamagana district. The park will be developed by the founders of Israeli solar company Arava Power.
The Chinese manufacturer continues its contract wins in south east Asia with a Thai module supply deal. Its panels will be used in a project in Nakornsawan.
Hermes Solar on Friday officially launched the trial run of its new highly automated crystalline module production with an annual capacity of 60 MW in Bulgaria. The first modules, scheduled to ship in September, are mainly for...
Lower feed-in tariffs, high electricity rates and the growing availability of storage systems are making self-consumption a much more attractive option for German solar producers.
Three manufacturers have complained about dumping of cells and modules from the EU and Japan. Same three companies have an ongoing complaint about cells from the U.S., China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
The U.S. city of Portland is using photovoltaic sculptures as part of an urban design project to increase pedestrian traffic in the city.
Working with local and international partners like Coca-Cola, China Mobile's Zong, the Imran Khan Foundation and Engro Corporation, Pakistan's Buksh Foundation has set a goal of illuminating 4,000 off-grid villages by 2017.
Module and inverter trader says trade war and consequent lack of Chinese imports is closing the price gap between German and Chinese products. But spot market availability of fire-sale modules can skew figures, warns analyst.
Annual revenue from PV installations will top $134 billion in seven years' time and solar will stand alone without subsidies from 2017, claims Navigant Research report.
US$55 million scheme in Ilocos Norte is the third PV project to win a certificate of commerciality in the country. South Korean developers expect to be fully operational in late 2014.
Company pins hopes on acceptance of restructuring proposal by shareholders as client uncertainty weighs on figures for first six months of 2013. Company did, however, rein in losses.
Department of the Interior halts new mining claims for 20 years in its Solar Energy Zones. Almost 304,000 acres across 17 sites in six western U.S. states will come under the 20-year mining ban.
Conergy's global sales units acquired by U.S. private equity group. Kawa Capital deal excludes mounting system and module production units but administrator is hopeful of sales as module production resumes in Frankfurt (Oder).
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