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Taiwanese solar companies enjoy strong start to 2014

Neo Solar Power HQ, Taiwan.

Green Energy Technology, Motech and Neo Solar Power Corp. all post buoyant performance figures for February.


Zayed Future Energy Prize announces winners

Zayed Future Energy Prize, today, announced its 2012 awards winners from the World Future Energy Summit, distributing USD3.5 million to winners and runners-up across three categories.


Germany: Solar branch to provide alternative model for subsidy cuts

At today's meeting with the German Federal Environment Minister, the PV industry will probably submit its own proposal for the further development of solar energy.


GE to supply PV to wind project

A wind farm in the US, taken from a high.

GE has announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply 24 MW of photovoltaics to Invenergy. It will be installed at the Grand Ridge Solar project, which adjacent to the 210-MW Grand Ridge Wind project, which GE also...


Phoenix Solar acquires partner in Turkey

German company Phoenix Solar is broadening its expertise into Turkey. Phoenix Solar will be cooperating with iRES Enerji, founded by Ates Ugurel, also the founder of the Turkish Solar Energy Industry Association (GENSED).


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First off-grid systems and modules delivered to Vietnam

German foundation GÖDE reached an important milestone in its initiative "Solar Energy for Education". The first PV off-grid systems, solar modules and material for further stand-alone PV systems, have arrived in Vietnam after...


Röttgen for further reductions in solar subsidies

The German Budersrat.

The Environment Minister is for stronger cuts in solar feed-in tariffs (FITs) in Germany. There will be a discussion with industry representatives tomorrow.


MEMC refutes Japanese investment claims

PV in Japan.

Earlier this week, some news outlets published claims that MEMC Electronic Materials, through its SunEdison subsidiary, was going to invest 350 billion yen (USD4.6 billion) in Japan’s downstream photovoltaic market. The report...


Germany: New proposals for solar subsidies

A solar PV park in Germany.

As installed photovoltaic capacity for the fourth quarter, 2011, surprises many, pv magazine speaks with consumer protection expert, Holger Krawinkel, the Head of Building, Energy and the Environment at the Federation of German...


Siemens and Masdar Institute sign agreement

Siemens Energy and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the UAE have signed a one-year agreement for cooperation in solar energy technology research and development to enhance the use of photovoltaic (PV) panels in the...


Rise of Chinese equipment suppliers

An Applied Materials PV machine.

In a week where mixed signals have been emerging from the photovoltaic equipment market, NPD Solarbuzz figures indicate growing revenues during 2011. Looking to the future is another story however, with the analysts predicting a...


Solar Frontier to supply world’s biggest CIS/CIGS project

The Solar Frontier plant.

Japanese thin-film producer Solar Frontier has announced today that it will supply a 100 MW Californian power plant. The company has already delivered 26 MW Catalina Solar Project, in Kern County, California, which is set to...


aleo solar forecasts 2011 loss

A photovoltaic factor in Prenzlau.

German-based photovoltaic manufacturer and distributer aleo solar today announced earning forecasts for 2011. Coming in at 462 million euros, the result represents a 17 percent decrease in revenues from 2010.


New analysis shows solar PV is competitive in the Middle East

Dubai City.

Solar photovoltaic electricity is competitive with conventional fossil fuel-based electricity generation, particularly for peak demand during the middle of the day, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to a new...


New world record for cadmium-telluride

First Solar has announced today that it has achieved 14.4 percent total area efficiency for its CdTe (cadmium-telluride) PV modules. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) confirmed the record, which...


German equipment sales increase

A photovoltaic manufacturing facility.

Capturing a global market share of 50 percent, German equipment manufacturers have recorded year-on-year sales increases of 10 percent for the third quarter 2011, according to VDMA figures. Demand from Asia remains the...


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