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S.A.G. Solarstrom secures bridging loan

S.A.G. Solarstrom, in Freiburg.

The German developer says the $2 million loan will tide it over until project sales and loan repayments bring in at least $14 million by the end of June. Solarstrom will also use the money to continue its search for a white...


JinkoSolar discusses the challenges it faced in 2011, and looks at the year ahead

Arturo Herrero.

In an interview with pv magazine Arturo Herrero, chief marketing officer at JinkoSolar talks about how the company has managed to, fairly successfully, weather the 2011 solar storm. He also talks frankly about the recent Haining...


PV module production in India could hit 6 GW by 2015

India small solar photovoltaic installation

The photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing industry in India has developed from less than 200 megawatts (MW) in 2007, to around two gigawatts (GW) in 2011. Bridge to India estimates that it will see "significant" growth over...


PV and roofing: Bridging the gap

A house with solar panels on the roof.

The PV Taskforce at the Roofting Center, located in Washington D.C., has released a draft report into photovoltaic roof racking. It attempts to bring the photovoltaic and roofing community together, in order to formulate criteria...


US-China trade debate moving to India

India flag

According to various media, India is considering following in the footsteps of the U.S. and launching its own investigation into Chinese solar imports.


Indian solar capacity to hit 33.4 GW by 2022; off-grid potential "huge"

Conergy solar photovoltaic installation India

A new report on India’s solar market forecasts that as much as 33.4 gigawatts of both off- and on-grid solar will be installed in the country by 2022. While the National Solar Mission (NSM) aims to install 20 GW, it is believed...


ReneSola completes 20 MW Chinese PV plant

China flag

China-based ReneSola has grid connected a 20 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant to the Chinese grid.


Germany: Röttgen says no to further cuts

Norbet Röttgen

With the new regulations not even in place yet, arguments against supporting solar energy have already gained momentum. German Minister of Environment, Norbert Röttgen rejects the calls to cut renewable energy subsidies further.


PV cheaper than reported

A graph showing falling module prices.

Some in the industry can be surprised when public or academic reports predict photovoltaics playing a small role in the world’s future energy mix, on the basis of cost. It is often repeated that the technology is just too...


Würth and Manz sign transfer agreement

Manz HQ building

Würth Solar and Manz AG have signed the transfer agreement, which will see Manz taking over Würth’s CIGS operations at Germany’s Schwäbisch Hall.


State of Berlin to save Solon?

Solon solar photovoltaic reference project

The State of Berlin has confirmed that it is very interested in saving Germany-based Solon, which filed for insolvency on Tuesday.


Moves in the CIS/CIGS space

A factory. It is a cloudy day in the photo and there is an anonymous lake thing a bit in front. The lake is the kind of place people hide bodies in. Or safes.

Developments in thin-film module manufacturers and technology have provided a talking point as industry news winds down before Christmas.


Intersolar India highlights Indian market potential

Crowd shot Intersolar India 2011

When Intersolar India closes its doors today, both the exhibitors and visitors should be very satisfied. The great expectations in the Indian solar market seem to have mobilized a number of smaller Indian companies, in addition...


The debate over NSW FIT changes

The New South Wales flag.

While the rain fell outside, solar industry proponents have put their case to an independent committee in Sydney this week. The committee has been established to determine tariffs photovoltaic producers receive for electricity...


Plans to rescue Solon failed

Solon solar photovoltaic rooftop system

The Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) has reported that two different parties stepped up to save Solon before it filed for insolvency. However, the plans fell through at the last minute.


Solon insolvency details emerge

Solar reference solar photovoltaic project

Hww wienberg wilhelm, insolvency advisors to Solon have released further details relating to the Berlin company’s announcement yesterday.


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