Exclusive: Brooks Herring, Solar Frontier's director of International Business, discusses the firm's new 150 MW plant in Japan, which he describes as a "stepping stone to global expansion."
IHS estimate that quarterly shipments of solar inverters will exceed 10 GW for the first time ever in Q4 after a record 9.9 GW were shipped in the third quarter of 2013.
Thailand will join China, Japan, Australia and India as the major solar markets in the Asian-Pacific region next year, according to a new report by NPD Solarbuzz.
The solar technology provider has signed a supply agreement with Ecomax Japan Inc., who will install the panels in several central and northern Japan locations.
The analyst's new white paper looks ahead to next year, forecasting a PV recovery fueled by increased capital spending and module price stability.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is warning that a new tax plan proposed by the Senate Finance Committee could be detrimental to the U.S. solar industry.
OCI Solar Power has completed the 41 MW Alamo I solar farm, which is phase I of a 400 MW project that will become the biggest PV installation in Texas once complete.
In another sign that the module manufacturing environment is returning to more sure footing, Japanese thin film manufacturer Solar Frontier has announced that it will construct a new fab, with 150 MW nameplate capacity.
Among the 10 incentives set to expire are the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), both of which have helped solar PV to flourish in the U.S.
The solar power company will supply 4,032 of its Trina Honey modules to the project, to be jointly built by local company Mustakbal Clean Tech and Germany's Phoenix Solar.
The European Commission is looking to see whether some companies are unfairly benefiting from a loophole allowing a reduction on the country's renewable energy surcharge.
The study from the NC Sustainable Energy Association suggests that rewarding policies helped bolster owners' desires to "do the right thing" on energy.
Although Sharp's solar cell division has benefited from booming demand in Japan, its panel business in the U.K. has suffered in the difficult European market.
The global provider of PV solar systems will supply its thin-film modules to four solar energy plants in France's Auvergne, Midi-Pyrenees and Sarrazac regions.
For every megawatt of residential solar installed in 2014, the U.S. solar company will donate a solar power system to a school in a developing country.
The new series of Intersolar Summits will provide international companies with new ways of accessing up-and-coming growth markets.
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