China Sunergy Co. (CSUN) has opened a photovoltaic module manufacturing plant in the Trade Free Zone of Tuzla, in the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey.
The U.K. has published its new FIT rates, due to take effect in July. The country’s 2012 energy statistics have also been released. According to the figures, 3.2% of energy was generated from PV, while renewables accounted for...
Centrotherm has sold subsidiary GP Solar to German software company Isra Vision AG. Meanwhile, the company's insolvency proceedings at the Ulm District Court are expected to be completed by the end of this month.
According to reports, Spain is considering cuts to renewable energy totaling around €1 billion under the energy reform expected this June.
IHS has released its latest PV inverters quarterly report. Despite indications of industry consolidation, the top ten largest PV inverter suppliers saw their market share fall from 62% in 2011 to 56% in 2012.
The U.S. Bureau of Land management (BLM) has issued a regulation, which will provide solar and wind energy project developers with the possibility of right-of-way applications to temporarily give them the right to use public...
A power-to-gas research project has been launched in Germany. A research network of institutes and companies will evaluate the capability of long-term storage technologies in a 100% renewable energy electricity scenario.
Chinese photovoltaic module suppliers continue to dominate global supply, as they try to expand their market share overseas, according to NPD Solarbuzz. Overall, it says the top 20 suppliers accounted for nearly 70% of global...
New Jersey's largest electricity provider Public Services and Utility Group (PSE&G) has reached an agreement with New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and other parties to increase renewable energy spending.
Founder of the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) and Managing Director of IPVEA Bryan D. Ekus provides pv magazine with more insight into the newly formed alliance and the support needed by the storage...
At 54%, electricity production from renewable energy reached a record high in Spain last month. Photovoltaics, meanwhile, met 3.6% of demand.
Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has released preliminary, unaudited, financial figures for Q4 and FY 2012. As expected, the company suffered from significantly falling sales and a battered gross margin. Meanwhile, a creditors...
The U.K.’s Solar Trade Association has added its voice to the opposition to EU Commission trade duties on Chinese solar modules.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency officially confirmed that 290 MW worth of photovoltaics were installed in March in Germany. Consequently, FITs will sink by 1.8% between May and July.
Uruguay’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Roberto Kreimerman, has signed a photovoltaic energy decree. The aim is to diversify the energy mix. The government will provide incentives worth US$400 million to help install...
The second stage of the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) Solar Auction has received 15 proposals. 20 MW of capacity will be funded under the government program. Meanwhile a new report has argued that rooftop photovoltaics is...
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