The UK Prime Minister has come under fire after promising to roll-back 'green regulations' to lower household energy bills. The STA says the level of political debate over renewables in the UK is 'frustrating.'
The Australian Federal Government will start the process of reigning in its generous subsidies for home solar electric panels in light of strong growth in the industry and rising electricity prices.
According to a report in Reuters, Italy’s Government has finally approved its draft solar regulation at a cabinet meeting held today.
Trina Solar Limited has opened a sales and business development office in Sydney, Australia.
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. has reported an impressive boost in its year-on-year sales, primarily due to its solar materials division and subsidiary, SunEdison. Its sequential results, however, did decrease, partly due to...
In what seems to be the overriding trend for photovoltaics companies in the first quarter of 2011, the Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has reported decreased revenues due to weakened demand.
Germany-based Q-Cells SE has reportedly let the majority of its contract workers go, due to declining photovoltaic demand. The company’s permanent staff won’t be affected, according to sources.
Looking at its preliminary figures, Sunways AG experienced a significant sales decline of €22.1 million in the first quarter of 2011, in comparison to the first quarter of 2010. The reason cited was weaker than expected demand,...
Speaking to industry representatives at Italy’s Solar Expo in Verona, confidence seems to be battered. While analysts had reported that the fourth Conto Energia would be signed today, media reports state that it will only be...
Italy’s fourth Conto Energia should be done and dusted. However, testing the photovoltaic industry’s already ragged nerves, it has emerged that bickering between Ministers has delayed the signing of the new decree. The final...
A new report has forecast a bright future for photovoltaics, as long as government policy remains advantageous for the industry. Meanwhile, 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity could be reached by 2013, but Europe’s current...
According to reports, the Italian Government will not introduce its new photovoltaic feed-in tariffs until September 1. The definition of uncapped "small systems" has also reportedly been revised to one megawatt (MW).
The newly instated Australian government of New South Wales (NSW) has suspended the state’s Solar Bonus Scheme due to cost blowouts.
French oil and gas group Total has announced it will launch a friendly tender offer for a majority share in California-based solar company, SunPower. The two parties have also entered into a research and collaboration agreement.
The photovoltaic inverter market grew by 140 percent in 2010: Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and France were cited as key markets. Meanwhile, for the first time, the top ten inverter suppliers were European. However, this...
The Italian regional governments will attempt to enforce less severe cuts than planned to the solar power incentives according to the head of the regional governments' congress Vasco Errani. Meanwhile, it remains uncertain if the...
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