U.S.-based flexible CIGS manufacturer SoloPower has confirmed that it is scaling back its operations, as it searches for a strategic investor.
It seems there is no escape from the third quarter (Q3) woes this year. Trina is the next solar company to post weak financial figures on the back of the "challenging" market conditions. Questions also remain over new technology...
Vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer LDK Solar has announced its third quarter (Q3) results for 2011, revealing a USD$17 million loss.
As one of the few solar companies to post positive second quarter (Q2) 2011 financial figures, Q3 must have come as quite a shock for JinkoSolar, which experienced significant declines.
In a new solar study, Bank Sarasin has named the five companies most likely to survive the current market shakeout, and identified those which are set to fail. International diversification and vertical integration are the...
After an opening day that seemed somewhat overly focused on the German market, the second day provided a whistle-stop, round-the-world tour encompassing both prominent and emerging markets from Europe and beyond. The key issues...
If module manufacturers and photovoltaic equipment suppliers were looking to the U.S. for markets to compensate for weak European demand, they may be set to be disappointed, a new report has warned.
The World Bank has approved a U.S.$297 million loan to Morocco to aid in the financing of the Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Plant Project. This will be one of the first large-scale plants of its kind in North Africa.
The latest report on the world's electricity future from the International Energy Agency (IEA), delivered late last week, forecasts a conservative outlook for the development of photovoltaics until 2035. EuPD Research says that...
While the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, protesting against financial injustice, has spread to many cities in the U.S., Europe and even China, a global "Occupy Roofs" solar initiative is being launched out of California.
SunLink PV with its headquarters in Zhangjiagang, China, last week reduced its photovoltaic cell production capacity by 50 percent in light of reduced European demand and better pricing from third party cell suppliers.
The Chinese manufacturers are also suffering from the global solar slowdown. In announcing its third quarter (Q3) 2011 results, China Sunergy has recorded a poor financial performance and missed its shipment guidance. It expects...
Bridge to India’s Mohit Anand discusses the solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) landscape in India. In addition to identifying the main players, he also looks at their proposed photovoltaic pipelines.
Australia’s only photovoltaic panel producer has suspended all of its manufacturing operations. Most of its employees have been made redundant.
Following the publication of the medium-term forecast for Germany’s Renewable Energy Act [EEG] reallocation measures, economic policymakers from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) are now demanding a cost limitation. Once...
Set to be one of solar’s biggest topics of 2011 - a year already riddled with immense price pressure, insolvencies and investment issues - the U.S.-Chinese trade war is heating up. SEMI is the latest participant to make public...
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