The latest round of high level trade talks between the EU and China touched upon the tricky subject of subsidies and state-owned enterprises. Trade commissioner Karel de Gucht was involved in the fourth HED talks, in Brussels.
Following the nuclear disaster in Japan, Bank Sarasin believes the potential now exists to install an additional 100 gigawatts (GW) of PV by 2015.
Having developed over 300 megawatts (MW) worth of PV systems last year, Belectric has pushed Q-Cells out of the way to sit at the top of IMS Research’s Global PV System Integrator Rankings.
First Solar has officially broken ground on its four-line PV module manufacturing plant in Dong Nam Industrial Park, 25 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
Los Angeles based KB Home will incorporate solar panels as a standard feature for its ten new developments.
The Italian government looks like it is ready to listen to PV associations. A meeting this week will seal the new proposal for the state of solar in the country.
THE NFU (National Farmers Union) has labelled the UK government's cuts to solar subsidies as a 'ghastly mistake' and ill-judged, claiming that the cuts will snatch incentives away from farmers and growers.
The New York Solar Energy Industries Association has called on the state and federal governments in the US to focus future fundings and technical support on solar energy.
Newly installed PV capacity in Germany almost doubled in 2010. However, the solar subsidy cuts were not implemented without consequences. Almost 7,250 megawatts (MW) were installed, which is much less than originally expected by...
The German Federal Government has approved an early reduction of its solar subsidies.
The UK Government has announced its plans to cut PV feed-in tariffs (FITs). Under the proposals, support for all new and standalone installations over 50 kilowatts (kW) will be reduced. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has...
PV module quality, materials, production and market issues are set to be the themes of an upcoming workshop in Germany. A key discussion point will be the integration of quality measures into production lines.
Newly installed global PV capacity reached 18.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2010, according to a new report, thus representing annual growth of 139 percent.
The upcoming election in the Australian state of New South Wales could see a substantial shift towards a more environmentally friendly power supply in the country’s most populous state, if the Green Party secures the votes that...
A conference in Paris highlighted the fact that opinion over the French Government’s decision to cut the country’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) is divided.
Following the explosions at several of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plants, and the uncertainty surrounding their safe shutdown, global calls for renewable energy to replace nuclear have been made. Solar stocks have also...
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