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Redesign of Massachusetts' incentive system dies in legislature, net metering caps raised slightly

Landmark legislation to move Massachusetts' solar incentives from SRECs to declining block grants did not make it out of committee. However, caps on the volume of solar PV able to participate in net metering were marginally...

Indonesia: Pertamina seeks to develop PV

Indonesian state oil and gas company, PT Pertamina will collaborate with P T LEN Industry to establish an integrated PV industry in the country.

Pike Research joins Navigant

Navigant, a global expert services provider, has acquired Pike Research, expanding its energy research and market intelligence offerings.

Spain: Rajoy plans to raise cash from renewables

Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy has told his parliament that tax hikes for the renewable energy sectors would be part of the solution for the €65 billion deficit in the country. He made this statement at the address...

Intersolar NA: Bullish PV prospects for US

Intersolar North America 2012 opening day crowd shot

Uncharacteristically clear blue skies greeted attendees at the fifth Intersolar North America tradeshow, which began yesterday in San Francisco, California. Despite a number of political and regulatory clouds hanging over the...

German PV equipment Q1 sales fall

centrotherm solar photovoltaic turnkey production line

According to the latest figures, German manufacturers sales' of photovoltaic components, machinery and equipment fell 54 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012. The sales’ share of Asian customers is also said to be on the...

$2 million grant awarded to develop PV-integrated storage solutions

Satcon PowerGate Plus solar photovoltaic inverters

Satcon Technology Corporation, A123 Systems, Renewable Energy Services, and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) have been awarded US$2 million by the California Energy Commission to work on the development of storage...

Global solar investment strong, says BNEF

General rooftop solar photovoltaic system

Investment in the solar industry continues to grow, despite continued economic pressure. Publishing its latest findings, BNEF said that of the US$59.6 billion invested in the global clean energy sector in the second quarter (Q2)...

US: PV installers emerge as "favorable" investment area

US 1.25MW solar photovoltaic rooftop system

Solar M&A activity in the U.S. has tailed off this year compared to 2011, according to the latest figures. Despite this, photovoltaic project installers have reportedly emerged as a favorable investment area. Furthermore, energy...

Centrotherm files for Chapter 11 insolvency protection

centrotherm photovoltaics HQ image Germany

Yet another German company has been forced to file for insolvency protection. Centrotherm photovoltaics AG announced that it has submitted an application to file for self-administrative insolvency. Despite this, business is said...

Hanwha SolarOne unveils new storage partnership

Hanwha solar photovoltaic modules ready for shipping

Korea-based photovoltaic module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd has announced a new partnership with U.S. storage system company, Silent Power.

Mid-year PV review

General solar photovoltaic panels

After several years of hustling and hyperbole in the photovoltaics industry, the first half of 2012 has been a time of oversupply and underachievement globally. pv magazine takes a look at the biggest developments of the year to...

Italy’s ministers sign Conto Energia V

Italy rooftop solar photovoltaic plant

On Friday, July 6, Italy’s ministers signed the new Conto Energia (renewable energy act). It is believed that only an extra €700 million will be made available for photovoltaics. Final security will not be available until the law...

Solar Millennium’s Flagsol stake sold to Ferrostaal

Solar thermal plant

Solar Millennium AG’s insolvency administrator has sold the company’s 74.9 percent stake in Flagsol GmbH to Ferrostaal GmbH.

Global installed PV capacity to hit 230 GW; consolidation will continue

Greece solar photovolatic system

Cumulative, grid-connected photovoltaic capacity is forecast to reach 230 GW in 2017, in comparison to just 11 GW of CSP capacity. Deployment is expected to be led by China. However, while the competitiveness of photovoltaics is...

Germany: First Solar to pay €5 million funding back

FF02 Frankfurt First Solar thin film

First Solar Inc. will have to pay over €5 million back to Germany’s Brandenburg, following the announcement that it will stop manufacturing operations in Frankfurt (Oder) at the end of the year.

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