With solar PV costs and prices falling dramatically, a more balanced supply-demand picture awaits the PV market this year, predict the solar analysts.
In the presentation of its 2012 guidance today, First Solar has announced a strategy to focus on serving "non-subsidy" markets in the future. The key will be to reduce costs to ensure that its photovoltaic power plants can...
Belectric is the global solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) leader, having installed 62 power plants worth 391 megawatts (MW), according to IHS iSuppli.
A strategy document released this week, on Australia’s energy future, seems to have overlooked the potential of photovoltaics in the country. Instead the report focused on unproven technology, like carbon capture and storage, and...
Berlin-based Solon SE is the latest 2011 solar market victim, having announced yesterday evening that it has filed an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings.
The U.K. Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Solar Trade Association (STA) today delivered a letter signed by over 200 prominent organizations and a 17,000-strong petition asking the government to rethink its current...
NR-Sol is gearing up to open Tunisia’s first photovoltaic module factory on December 15. Initial production capacity will be 25 megawatts (MW), but there are already plans in the pipeline to ramp this up, and to start...
Intersolar China drew to a positive close today in Beijing. What became clear was the great interest in photovoltaics in China, as well as the enormous market opportunities of a growing Chinese domestic market.
Norwegian company, Scatec Solar has today announced that it has been selected as a preferred bidder for a 75-megawatt (MW) South African photovoltaic park.
Oerlikon Solar and the International Cooperation Center for China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they intend to collaborate on the development of thin film silicon...
In an interview with pv magazine, ArrayPower’s CEO, Wendy Arienzo discusses the company’s three-phase sequenced inverter, and explains why she believes the technology has reached a deeper level of integration than its peers. She...
According to preliminary figures, 2011 venture capital (VC) funding in the solar industry has already exceeded 2010 levels, having risen from $1.67 billion last year, to $1.71 billion as of November 30, 2011.
2011 has wreaked yet more havoc on the solar industry. MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has today announced that it will be making significant workforce reductions, manufacturing cutbacks and operational changes, effective...
Photovoltaic module manufacturer, JinkoSolar and engineering, procurement and construction contractor, Premier Power have installed what they say is the largest solar system on an industrial high rise. pv magazine finds out more.
Berlin-based CIGSe thin film manufacturing and system solutions provider, Soltecture, has produced what it says are the first 100 Watt photovoltaic panels with an efficiency of 13.4 percent.
In a report released yesterday at the UN climate negotiations in Durban, the Clean Energy Council of Australia has revealed that more than 500,000 homes in Australia feature photovoltaic systems.
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