The Swiss solar power producer and Hitachi Hi-Tech have begun construction on two PV projects in the country. The two companies plan to begin construction on 100 MW of projects next year and 300 MW by 2017.
3M has announced that its tender offer to purchase all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Ceradyne, Inc at US$35 per share was successful.
The new Green Investment Bank has been officially opened. The institution has been funded with £3 billion (€3.7 billion) government funds.
The latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost-tracking report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) states that PV power system installed prices fell "substantially" in 2011 and through the first...
China Sunergy CEO Stephen Cai has suggested that the company’s Q3 financial results, released today, indicate a "turning point" for the company. The cell and module manufacturer posted a net loss of US$23.2 million for the...
AEG Power Solutions has signed an agreement with energy storage and clean fuel company, ITM Power. The companies will cooperate on integrating ITM Power's electrolyser with AEG PS's power control electronics.
IHS has plotted the shift away from established markets towards emerging markets in its latest photovoltaic market report. It has forecast cumulative demand of around 30 GW to be delivered by the emerging markets over the next...
Robotics company QBotix has received a US$1 million development award under US Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative.
In another sign of the moves into photovoltaics by a diverse collection of Japanese industrial players, financial services group ORIX has announced its plans to develop 200 MW of solar projects over the next three years.
Oerlikon has announced that it has closed the sale of its solar business to Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TEL). TEL acquires 100% of Oerlikon Solar shares with cash proceeds for Oerlikon amounting to CHF 250 million (€207 million).
The PV PARITY Project has concluded that grid parity is imminent in several countries. The European wide project bases its results on system prices, retail electricity prices, cost of financing, and capacity in countries to...
Siemens Infrastructure & Cities and the municipal utility SWK STADTWERKE KREFELD AG (SWK) are working together to transform the existing power grid in a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia. The project "Wachtendonk is doing...
According to a study undertaken by TNS Emnid, a German media and social research institute, every 5th German is ready to invest in solar power. The study was done under commission of LG Electronics.
A new report, released today by Australia’s Climate Commission, has made the case for a vastly expanded role for renewable energy in the country. The report argues that Australia is currently in "critical decade" in which a...
Qatar has stated that its expansion plans for solar power is being held up by certain issues like the scale of the projects planned and the dust that blows in from the desert areas.
The solar branch will have to tide through challenges, but it can also look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.
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