Interview: Otto Preiss, the Group Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Power Conversion, spoke to pv magazine about the growing opportunities in the transition of the utility sector, the growing significance of...
According to reports, Iraq plans to channel US$1.6 billion over the next three years into solar and wind power, with the aim of adding 400 MW to the national grid.
As FITs and support mechanisms for photovoltaics change and hence uncertainty for consumers increases, so too does their willingness to invest in storage. This is one of the results of EuPD’s latest research into consumer...
Satcon Technology Corporation and its six subsidiaries have today, October 17, filed voluntary petitions in Delaware’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court under the U.S. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code. The company aims to reorganize its structure,...
Photovoltaic activity in the MENA region continues to pick up, with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awarding the 13 MW first stage of its 1 GW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum project to First Solar.
Solarwatt AG‘s restructuring plan has been finalized, meaning insolvency proceedings for the German company have been revoked. However, in the next six months, shorter working hours on the production side will be a possibility.
Ed Heacox, principal and co-founder of Envect Inc. talks to pv magazine about the U.S. solar market – the challenges, bankability, funding and how solar can play a role in developing smarter, more efficient grid.
By 2015, seven out of nine of the world’s leading solar module manufacturers will be China-based; and two will be U.S. firms, following a round of flameouts and takeovers in the industry, according to a report just released by...
According to the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), which was citing a confidential interim WTO dispute settlement report, a panel has agreed that Ontario’s FIT system violates WTO rules.
As part of its reorganization plan, SunPower Corporation has said it will idle six solar cell manufacturing lines in the Philippines and cut around 900 employees, most of which are based on the archipelago.
Japan-based Solar Frontier has announced that production will be suspended at its 60 MW MP2 photovoltaic module manufacturing plant. Around 200 employees will be affected.
Last week, Australia’s first utility-scale photovoltaic installation went online. Located in the Midwest of Western Australia, it will sell the generated electricity from its 10 MW of First Solar modules to a nearby desalination...
Italy has a cumulative photovoltaic capacity of 15.9 GW, according to Italian network agency, GSE. However, just €241 million is left in the country’s solar subsidy coffers.
According to reports, Wacker Chemie AG has introduced shorter working hours, due to a lack of demand for polysilicon from the photovoltaics industry. 650 workers are said to have been affected.
Said to be the largest project of its kind in Latin America, Solarpack, Gestamp Solar and other local companies have completed work on a 40 MW photovoltaic project in Peru.
SunStrom GmbH has been saved after former management purchased the company. All remaining jobs are expected to be maintained.
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