Photovoltaic project developers Gehrlicher Solar and Martifer Solar have both signaled their continued expansion into Latin America today, with increased activity in Mexico. Gehrlicher has announced that it is opening an office...
Chile's Ministry of Energy has received US$50 million of international funding for photovoltaic projects. The government hopes it will help boost the number of grid-connected installations in the South American country.
The sun was shining for First Solar during the first quarter of this year. Yesterday it announced their financial results for Q1 2013. The Arizona-based firm has posted a net income of US$ 59.1 million, compared to a loss of US$...
Massachusetts governor has announced that his state has surpassed its goal to install a total of 250 MW of photovoltaics by 2017 four years early. It now aims to reach 1.6 GW by 2020. This growth rate is said to be one of the...
Veteran American investor Warren Buffett has never had an interest in buying Suntech, according to an interview the 'Sage of Omaha' gave to China Business News, and which was carried by news agency Bloomberg. On Friday, the...
University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have released results indicating that lower-quality silicon can be used to produce high efficiency solar cells. The development is based on controlling the charge state of hydrogen...
Yet another German photovoltaic manufacturer is experiencing financial difficulties. Alfasolar GmbH filed for insolvency on April 24 at the District Court of Hanover, according to a company statement. However, for the moment,...
Just shortly after Asola Solar Power filed for insolvency in April, now sister company Asola Automotive Solar Deutschland has also submitted an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings. Nevertheless, good future...
China-based manufacturer Lightway Solar has recently received approval from China's Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to develop 50 MW of photovoltaic plants in Prundu, Romania.
The EU trade chief is expected to propose anti-dumping (AD) duties on Chinese photovoltaic imports to the EU Commission on Wednesday. The levies are likely to be set at 30% or higher.
The Central American country is gearing up to approve a regulation, which aims to support solar energy installations.
The latest statistics show that 68.3 MW worth of solar projects are currently under construction in Chile, compared to just 3.3 MW in February. Meanwhile, renewables accounted for 5.25% of the country’s energy mix in Q1.
The changing balance of power in the global solar marketplace – with the emphasis shifting from the EU to Asia and the Americas – has been emphasized by a new set of European statistics.
The U.S. Department of Energy is making up to US$7 million available for clean energy projects on tribal land.
Malta has launched a photovoltaic subsidy and rebate scheme worth €21 million, according to local media. The fund is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will pay a FIT rate of €0.22/kWh.
It has been largely agreed that Qatar Solar Technologies will step in to save SolarWorld AG, according to reports. The details are expected to be published at the German photovoltaic company’s EGM.
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