Solar Bankers could take over Bosch’s photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Germany. A progress report on the negotiations concerning Bosch’s solar shares is expected this May. By the end of the year, the Stuttgart-based company...
The solar racing car SolarWorld GT has crossed Australia and New Zealand, ending the first leg of the round-the-world trip. The solar powered car will now move on to San Francisco and then across the North American continent.
The Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA) has re-evaluated its quotas and will re-open its e-FIT online system tomorrow after the system's review maintenance since 27 December 2011.
A German investment protection body is investigating whether Solar Millennium has broken financial laws. Financial authorities and attorneys are conducting investigations into Hannes Kuhn, the company’s chairman of the...
Thin-film manufacturer First Solar has been investing heavily in politically lobbying, both in Washington and in the state of California, a report from Bloomberg has observed today. USD2.2 million has been spent since 2007.
Only one month after the country's only photovoltaic module manufacturer suspended production, a new 60 megawatt (MW) module assembly plant has opened in the city of Adelaide, South Australia. The fab will produce around 300,000...
Rounding off a year in which the search engine giant Google invested $880 million U.S. dollars in renewable energy, the company has announced a final investment for 2011 of $94 million. The money will go to four photovoltaic...
While the economic environment of falling prices and oversupply is pushing many photovoltaic manufacturers to the brink, a new major entrant to the market could present a whole new set of challenges to incumbent manufacturers.
In a move that has been anticipated for some months, Californian photovoltaic manufacturer SunPower has announced that it will purchase French solar company Tenesol SA from Total SA.
German manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies announced today that it supplied equipment for the new Avancis thin-film fab, which opened earlier this month.
For the second time, an Australian state government safety review has found that non-compliant photovoltaic installations are posing a fire risk to some homes. The country’s Sustainable Energy Association has heavily criticized...
James Lee, managing director of Lightsource Renewables believes that investing in photovoltaics is a smart choice, particularly when times are tough. In an interview with pv magazine, he explains why.
Law firm Schultze und Braun has announced that Volker Böhm has been appointed provisional liquidator of Solar Millennium by the Fürth District Court in Germany.
Indian photovoltaic manufacturers have been clamoring for customs duties to be added to the import of solar cells and modules. However, despite their efforts, the country’s regulatory authority has given them the cold shoulder,...
Despite yesterday’s High Court ruling that the British Government’s slashing of the renewable feed-in tariff (FIT) was illegal, some parts of the renewable sector have said that it could be bad for the industry.
The photovoltaics industry is going through some major changes. A still deteriorating global economic situation, government belt-tightening and a number of corporate incidents have left the industry in an unfamiliar, unhealthy...
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