While South Africa and Israel have until now driven PV demand in the region, an increasing number of Middle Eastern and African countries are entering the solar market, according to NPD Solarbuzz.
The second Intersolar China tradeshow has been postponed, following the current difficult market conditions. The event is expected to resume in 2013, alongside its new partner, The China Renewable Energy Industry Association...
Switzerland’s Oerlikon Group has received approval from the Chinese government to sell its solar business to Japan-based Tokyo Electron Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
First Solar has leased a portion of its Mesa manufacturing facility in Arizona out. Originally, the thin film photovoltaic company was scheduled to start manufacturing modules at the new facility in Q3 2012. There are currently...
As the PV Asia Pacific expo and conference continues today in Singapore, attendees have heard how high electricity prices and the falling cost of photovoltaics have resulted in the city-state arriving at retail grid parity for...
Signs are emerging that photovoltaics is finally taking the right course to overcapacity recovery. For the first time since the mid-2000s, says NPD Solarbuzz, the industry’s book-to-bill ratio is negative, thus indicating the...
Conergy AG has announced it will hold an extraordinary general meeting, having lost half of its share capital. The management board is not said to be planning new capital measures, however.
China’s LDK Solar and Heng Rui Xin Energy Co. have entered into a share purchase agreement, under which Heng Rui Xin Energy will acquire 19.9% of LDK’s share capital.
Germany-based Belectric has taken the insolvent Konarka GmbH over. The announcement marks the company’s entrance into the organic photovoltaic market.
Siemens AG has announced it will no longer be active in the solar industry, and will instead focus on wind and hydro power in the field of renewables.
Tamil Nadu is the next Indian state to introduce a specific solar policy. With the aim of installing three GW by 2015, it is ambitious in its scope. It is also the first policy in India to introduce net metering guidelines.
The U.K. government has made £20 million available to encourage innovation in energy storage systems.
Spanish media reported yesterday, October 18, that Isofotón would close its photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Malaga for two months. The company has denied this.
The maturing photovoltaic markets in Germany, Spain, France and Italy, and recent feed-in tariff cuts in a number of key markets have prompted solar investors to look for new opportunities in South-East European (SEE) nations....
On the back of "deep" subsidy cuts in Europe, SMA Solar Technology AG has announced it will reduce its workforce by 450 and terminate 600 temporary workers. Overall, it predicts a "significant" drop in sales due to a "steep"...
Solar lease provider and online solar entrepreneur Danny Kennedy has expanded Sungevity into nine states across the U.S., from its Oakland base. This year the company moved into the Netherlands and, this quarter, into Australia....
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