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Tenaska taps First Solar to build 150 MW solar facility in Southern California

El Centro, Imperial Valley, California

The thin-film PV manufacturer is constructing its second plant in California for the Omaha, Nebraska-based energy company. San Diego Gas & Electric Company has signed a 25-year PPA for the project.

California: New roofs must be solar ready from 2014

solar photovoltaic installation on US rooftop

The California Energy Commission has introduced new energy efficient standards for all new residential and commercial buildings. The new measures mean that from January 1, 2014, all new buildings must have solar-ready roofs.

Solar stocks suffer tough month

Bull and bear

A tough month on global financial markets, with the main U.S. indices posting losses of around six percent and Europe, fairing a little worse, was exacerbated for solar stocks, as key governmental decisions impacted upon prices.

UrbanTec China: Solar to be integral part of cities’ clean future


This week brought encouraging news from China regarding the development of smart grids to help enable the smart and sustainable cities of tomorrow. In addition to the key role solar can play, the need to focus on technology...

PV modules: Branding and bankability do not always correlate to quality

Solar photovoltaic module

Caveat emptor! While photovoltaic modules may have reached the commercial stage of "commoditization", they are not all the same. According to SolarBuyer, manufacturers are sacrificing quality and reliability in their quest to...

Inventux lets 67 employees go

Inventux HQ

Inventux’s insolvency administrator has, after fruitless negotiations with Germany’s labor agency, let 67 employees go, mainly from the already significantly-reduced production side.

SolarBridge obtains $25 million for expansion

SolarBridge solar photovoltaic microinverter

U.S.-based photovoltaic microinverter company, SolarBridge Technologies has secured US$25 million in Series D funding.

Future of Germany’s PV industry discussed

German solar photovoltaic park

Industry experts are currently discussing the future of the German solar market in Berlin, following the amendments to the country’s renewable energy law (EEG).

Motech to sell US polysilicon facilities


Motech Industries Inc. has announced it will sell off its U.S. polysilicon manufacturing operations, due to the "drastically" changing solar industry and weak economies of scale.

Bankruptcy or acquisition facing half of PV manufacturers

Q.Cells solar photovoltaic modules

"At least" half of the world’s existing photovoltaic manufacturers will either go bankrupt or be taken over, according to Ernst & Young and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Meanwhile, they have identified three key solar...

Hanwha SolarOne sees mixed Q1 results

Hanwha SolarOne photovoltaic modules

Having curtailed its photovoltaic module shipments to avoid potential retroactive tariffs from the U.S., Hanwha SolarOne has seen a decrease in activity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012. Overall, its financials achieved mixed...

Yingli sees Q1 improvement despite dumping tariffs

Yingli solar photovoltaic installation 1.4MW 2009 Rutgers University

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has recorded a relatively positive first quarter (Q1), despite the imposition of preliminary dumping tariffs by the U.S. While its financials significantly improved sequentially, it...

North America: PV module supply shortage; higher costs; lower ROIs

Chinese solar photovoltaic manufacturing BYD

The preliminary antidumping tariffs announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) could see up to 45 percent, or 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic module shipments to North America suspended. Meanwhile, module costs are...

Goldman Sachs banks on renewable energy

A PV array in Germany.

News agency Reuters has reported that Goldman Sachs Group Inc has set its sites on investing US$40 billion into renewable energy projects over the next decade.

India: Kashmir's move towards solar


An 18 kilowatt solar power plant at a sub-district hospital in Charar-i-Sharief, located in the disputed northwestern Indian region of Jammu and Kashmir, was inaugurated today. A high level meeting also took place to iron out...

Conergy opens 8 MW park in Germany

The Conergy solar park in Grimmen.

German photovoltaics manufacturer, Conergy has opened an eight megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Grimmen, near Germany’s Baltic Sea coastline. Around 35,000 Conergy PowerPlus modules were used in the installation, which is...

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