Berlin startup Younicos and renewable power utility company Wemag AG are setting up a 5 MW lithium-ion battery park in West Mecklenburg, Germany. Samsung SDI will be supplying the batteries with a 20-year guarantee.
An explanatory statement for the proposed law has now been presented. In it, the German Federal Ministry of Economics explains the planned steps to a new regulation of solar promotion. It remains unclear what the actual...
SolarWorld AG has almost completed its 100 percent takeover of Solarparc AG. The company announced today that it now owns over 95 percent of Solarparc’s shares.
China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited and U.S. company NRG Solar LLC have established a new solar company, Sunora Energy Solutions 1 LLC. Each party owns 50 percent.
The North American photovoltaics market experienced a boom in new installations in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2011, due to decreasing market prices and policy program changes. In 2012, the market boasts a 25 gigawatt (GW)...
Following months of negotiations, Germany's solarhybrid AG has acquired Solar Millennium AG’s 2.25 gigawatt (GW) U.S. photovoltaic pipeline.
Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics has presented its own proposal for alterations to the Renewable Energy Law (EEG). An additional installed capacity of 33.3 gigawatts (GW) could see an end to the solar subsidy.
Touted as the world’s most expensive publicly funded solar energy program, India’s much hyped Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has hit its first roadblock. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) alleges that...
Switzerland’s Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) has announced that photovoltaic feed-in tariffs (FITs) will decrease by a total of 18 percent.
The Greek government has announced changes to its photovoltaic subsidies. It has also highlighted the important role the technology plays in Greece.
Commenting on Spain’s recent announcement that it has suspended all feed-in tariffs for new renewable energy projects, the EU Commission says it fears disturbing impacts on the investment climate in the renewable sector, as a...
During talks aimed at agreeing on a path forward for Germany’s solar incentives, ministers have reportedly discussed a one-time reduction of the tariffs in April.
Germany-based Gehrlicher Solar AG and Turkish energy company, Merk Solar Enerji Çözümleri San. ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. have established a joint venture (JV) under which they plan to develop photovoltaic projects in Turkey and its...
According to reports, Berlin-based Solon has received two concrete takeover offers. Negotiations are expected to begin in the coming week.
U.S.-based SunPower Corp. has completed its acquisition of French solar company, Tenesol SA. At the same time, Tenesol parent company, Total has bought new shares from SunPower, thus taking its ownership of the company to around...
Semprius has recorded an efficiency of 33.9 percent on one of its high concentrating photovoltaic (HCPV) modules. The results have been verified by the Instituto de Energia Solar (IES) at the University of Madrid, in Spain.
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