The dissolution of the Thai government last month has halted residential rooftop solar installation. Installers are waiting on legislation needed to sell energy to the grid and the issuance of residential rooftop permits.
According to sources, newly installed photovoltaic capacity in Germany hit 1.25 gigawatts (GW) between June and July of this year. As such, there are fears solar incentives will be slashed by 15 percent in January 2012.
For the first time, photovoltaic industry leaders have come together at a EU PVSEC conference to discuss future business models.
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., along with its subsidiary SunEdison, has completed the acquisition of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Fotowatio Renewable Ventures.
PV Legal's guidelines for the reduction of bureaucratic barriers and administrative costs in terms of photovoltaic deployment have been released at the 26th EU PVSEC conference, currently underway in Hamburg, Germany.
At the 26th EU PVSEC, among the leading photovoltaic technology developers, quieter Halls A and C, and some questionable marketing campaigns (more to come on those later), was one country garnering attention, without even being...
Thirty-year-old Paul Gundel, who has developed new microscopic measuring methods for the characterization of silicon and solar cells, has been presented with the SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award.
Accepting his award from SolarWorld’s Frank Asbeck at last night’s Einstein Award ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, Bertrand Piccard compared the fight for integrating clean tech into mainstream energy usage with that of persuading...
Accelerated consolidation and increased competition among photovoltaic producers are two key themes set to characterize 2012’s solar industry. Meanwhile, the "easy phase" of making money is said to be over.
With plenty of sun and not much liquidity, Greece has been forced to be creative as to how to get its economy going and create jobs. One plan to do so has become clear at the European photovoltaic conference in Hamburg today, in...
The quarterly America-China renewable market review, produced by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA), has found residential photovoltaic lease schemes...
An analysis of major European electricity markets by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association has revealed that electricity produced by photovoltaics will be competitive with conventional sources by 2020. The report,...
High-tech engineering firm Manz believes it has achieved world-record aperture efficiency in one its Copper-Indium-Gallium-(di)Selenide (CIGS) thin film modules, produced using commercial-scale production techniques. The...
Although the photovoltaic module market has suffered setbacks this year, Asian manufacturers are keeping the competition on its toes. According to new research, the top three suppliers in the second quarter of the year (Q2) are...
Australia’s Victorian State Government today announced a new 'transitional feed-in tariff' (TFiT) for rooftop solar panels, joining most of the other Australian states in drastically reducing the amount paid to customers.
Solyndra LLC has announced its intention to file for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code following the immediate suspension of its manufacturing operations and lay off of around 1,100 employees.
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