The Department's latest SunShot Initiative investments aim to "help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration and support a growing U.S. solar workforce."
The Portuguese photovoltaics industry could be at risk, following the final report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Union (EU) on Portugal’s bailout, which recommended a...
Trina Solar Limited has seen its solar business decline in the first quarter of 2011. Year on year figures are, however, up. Looking ahead, the company will expand its in-house production capacity. It has also announced a 130...
Having successfully completed its first night flight last July, the Solar Impulse HB-SIA airplane has now completed its first international flight.
The electricity authority of Ecuador has adopted a system of feed-in tariffs for the development of renewable energy. The regulations cover both continental Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands.
Smaller photovoltaic module manufacturers need to foster greater cooperation and exchange more information if they are to survive in the global marketplace. That was the outcome of a workshop held in Berlin, Germany yesterday.
How do you say "It’s all your fault" in Italian? A waiting game that played out in Italy as the government revised its solar subsidies was mainly to blame for SunPower’s first-quarter net loss and generated sales that fell short...
International expansion and risk diversification have helped S.A.G. Solarstrom AG post strong first quarter figures including a 152 percent rise in sales, despite the overall uncertainty of the photovoltaics market.
Going against the grain, SolarWorld has experienced a lucrative first quarter, having seen increases in its shipments, revenue and EBIT. The company attributes its success to its U.S. business activities.
Conergy has bucked the trend to post increased first quarter 2011 sales. However, its operating profits have taken a tumble.
Falling foul to stagnating quarter one photovoltaic module demand, Q-Cells has reported a "significant" year-on-year sales drop. In response, it has adjusted the production of its cells and modules, and abandoned its guidance....
Performing more positively than many of its peers, Canadian Solar has posted positive quarter one figures, with year-on-year shipments, revenue, gross profit, gross margin and operating profit all increasing. In line with...
Another casualty of the slowing photovoltaic module market, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has revised its first quarter shipping guidance downwards. The company has also lowered its gross margin expectations.
The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) has presented a study involving possible costs in the event that Germany abandons the use of nuclear energy.
Phoenix Solar has suffered significant revenue losses in the first quarter of 2011, with year-on-year figures falling 60 percent from €80.4 million to €32.4 million. There is belief the company will now focus more on the...
The Australian Federal Budget was handed down in the capital Canberra today providing mixed news for the photovoltaic industry as the government aims to implement over AUD$20 billion (€15 billion) in cuts to return to a surplus....
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