While the grand Desertec plan may be dead, the dream of delivering solar power from North Africa to Europe appears alive and well, at least for TuNur, which is looking for investment to export energy to the U.K.
GTM Research's latest report predicts that 130,000 metric tons of annual polysilicon capacity will come online in 2015 and 2016, which could create an oversupply situation again in 2016.
The Swiss solar power producer and Hitachi Hi-Tech have begun construction on two PV projects in the country. The two companies plan to begin construction on 100 MW of projects next year and 300 MW by 2017.
NPD Solarbuzz says that developers rushed to import Chinese and Taiwanese PV products into the United States in advance of preliminary tariffs, causing these products to take a dominant share of the market for the preceding four...
The state-run electric utility has announced plans to invest close to $1 billion in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, which is aiming to install more than 2 GW of solar power in the next few years.
An affiliate of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Bright Plain Renewable Energy acquired the project from initial developer American Capital Energy. Signal Energy will handle EPC and O&M services for the installation.
Amber Rudd, parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Changeminister, will discuss the state of the U.K. solar market at the event.
The new Desertec Industrial Initiative will operate on a smaller scale and shift its focus to provide renewable energy project services in the MENA region to its remaining shareholders, Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power, Germany's RWE...
A new European Commission report finds that solar power costs between EUR 100 to EUR 115 per megawatt hour, on par with nuclear and natural gas. Electricity from coal remains the cheapest at around EUR 75/MWh.
The associations, which became affiliated in 2011, will again become independent next year. The groups say the move will allow them to focus on their core strengths.
In a new report, NPD Solarbuzz says opportunities exist for a variety of solar PV technologies, adding that panel power ratings are expected to constantly hit record levels of performance, provided efficiency enhancements are...
France has taken a historic decision to curtail the nation's reliance on nuclear energy while also approving an increase in renewable energy and energy saving targets.
The VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment industry association says that while the current business climate provides a mixed picture, the revenue forecast for 2014 is positive.
The share of distributed PV markets rose to 55% for the first time in 2013. The IEA says the speed of PV development comes from its ability to cover most market segments, from very small individual systems to utility-scale power...
The La Compagnie du Vent projects include the 12 MW Langele Solar Power Plant in in France's Aquitaine region. The latest projects reunite SunPower and the GDF Suez subsidiary.
The utility's RFO is the fourth in its Solar Photovoltaic Program, which is open to projects between 500 kW and 10 MW. Projects will connect through the SCE distribution grid.
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