The sharp increase in the nation's PV market matches BNEF's forecast of a 9-11 GW solar PV market in 2014. Japanese companies continue to dominate shipments.
The China Development Bank Corporation (CDB) has approved a RMB 440 million (around US$70.7 million; €52.2 million) loan, which will be used towards a technology upgrade at LDK Solar’s Mahong Polysilicon Plant.
Average quarterly polysilicon plant utilization rates have fallen below 70% in the past six months, according to NPD Solarbuzz. While this has put many "aggressive" capacity expansions on hold, supply rationalization is helping...
U.S.-based Solar Bankers LLC and Germany’s Apollon GmbH & Co. KG have unveiled a new concentrated solar module using holographic foil, which they claim can be produced at costs lower than other manufacturers. They aim to...
Asola Solarpower GmbH has submitted an application to the local court in Erfurt, Germany to open insolvency proceedings under self-administration. A part of its restructuring plan is to find interested investors.
Centrotherm photovoltaics AG’s insolvency plan has been approved, meaning the German company can now look forward to terminating its insolvency proceedings, pending final confirmation.
With 8.4 GW of new solar projects announced in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past 12 months, market research provider GTM Research is predicting that 450 MW of new grid connected capacity will come online this year.
With an austerity regime in full swing in India, attempts to trim the national deficit – which looks set to fall short by some margin – are set to be a double edged sword for solar.
Germany's Federal Environment Minister has presented his concept for "electricity price protection". Altmaier’s aim is to limit the energy transition cost and, thus, set the stage for photovoltaic, wind and biomass cuts. The...
According to the 2012 French Electricity Report published last week by France's transmission system operator Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE), photovoltaic systems generated 4 TWh lat year. This figure corresponds to a...
Frank Asbeck would often like to be referred to as the sun king in the solar industry. While his photovoltaic group grapples with its debt issues, the CEO has bought a castle in Germany from entertainer Thomas Gottschalk.
Global smart grid investment grew 7% in 2012 to US$13.9 billion, according to figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
There were mixed messages in the latest solar white paper from market research company IHS iSuppli, with predictions that a rise in global installations in 2013 will go hand-in-hand with falling revenues.
Countries like Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil are set to see growth in renewables, however thermal energy sources are still going to make up supply shortfalls.
SolarWorld AG, Germany's leading solar panel producer and the manufacturer most active in petitioning the EU and U.S. authorities to bring anti-dumping duties against Chinese imports, is seeking to restructure its debt pile.
A public funding campaign has been launched for a 300 kW photovoltaic power plant on the San Cristóbal Island in the iconic Galápagos archipelago.
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