Latin America becomes more attractive for renewable energy investment, as Europe suffers the reverse trend
Emerging markets, especially in Latin America, are becoming hot beds for renewable energy investment, while European countries tumble down the league table of the Ernst & Young renewable energy country attractiveness index.
The German inverter manufacturer maintained its share of international sales at 68% while first-quarter figures were in line with forecasts.
A new energy plan approved by the Japanese cabinet last month makes the case for the accelerated rollout of photovoltaic power generation in communities and municipalities throughout the nation.
Financed by ThomasLloyd and built by Conergy, the $45 million San Carlos I and II PV project is seen as a major achievement and a key part of the country's efforts to expand solar power generation.
While First Solar is focusing primarily on North America, the Chinese group is thriving in its domestic market, which is expected to grow 31% this year.
The companies signed a purchase agreement in March. The French photovoltaic manufacturer has agreed to take over 128 of the approximately 230 employees and continue the production of solar modules.
The Bavarian company has teamed up with a local partner to set up a PV module fab in the North African country.
The Chinese manufacturer says synergies with Germany-based affiliate Hanwha Q CELLS remains strong as the companies exchange technology, share manufacturing expertise and integrate supply chains.
In their Nature paper, researchers from Imec and a number of U.S. universities discuss the importance of having crystals larger than 4 nm in the fullerene material of organic solar cells as a way to obtain cells with a maximal...
Combining the strengths of existing technologies, the storage system offers the advantages of stand-alone and grid-tie use.
Despite frigid winter temperatures of around 60 degrees below zero, Sakha boasts impressive solar irradiation during the warm seasons -- approximately 810 kW per square meter a year.
The Swedish solar equipment manufacturer says the shift towards more rooftop installations make lightweight and flexible thin film solar cells ideal.
According to the company, the 233 MW PV power station will be the largest of its kind in Africa, with an output of 372.8 million kilowatt hours a year.
The Ankara government has capped its incentive program at 600 MW of new PV plants. It has now awarded the first two licenses. The remaining projects are expected to follow this year.
Growing demand from Japan's booming residential market as well as the mega-solar sector proved lucrative for the electronics giant, which achieved profitability after a hefty loss a year earlier.
Local analysts say the government's plans may negatively affect future foreign investment in the country's solar sector.
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