Major U.S. discount retailer Walmart has announced plans to expand the number of its stores featuring photovoltaic installations by 60. This means 75 percent of Walmart stores in California will have solar arrays.
In another sign of trying times for photovoltaics, manufacturing industry association SEMI has reported that the book-to-bill ratio for equipment manufacturers has fallen below parity. This indicates that supply is exceeding...
Solyndra bankruptcy a potential headache for First Solar; loan selection process called into question
The Solyndra meltdown appears to be affecting more than just its employees. According to industry analysts, a number of First Solar’s photovoltaic projects awaiting loan guarantees could also be negatively affected. Meanwhile, a...
Thin-film module producer First Solar has opened the doors of its new Frankfurt (Oder) facility exclusively to pv magazine as full ramp up approaches. So far the company does not plan to adapt its cost-roadmap, although price...
Lower prices and a rapidly changing global landscape have pushed the solar market in the U.S. to post record second quarter growth and keep the market growing at a "bullish" rate. New Jersey has overtaken California as the...
According to recent figures from the German Federal Network Agency, new photovoltaic installations amounted to approximately 664 megawatts (MW) in June. As such, it seems likely that incentives will drop by 15 percent next year.
New solar start-up Sunlogics has acquired two photovoltaic module manufacturing facilities. In an interview with pv magazine the company unveils its strategies going forward, including its Chinese ambitions.
Weak demand in the solar inverter and roof systems businesses has forced SMA to revise its 2011 sales and earnings forecast downwards.
New research from the Australian National University (ANU) shows that if a proposed carbon tax goes through the Australian Parliament on schedule, retail grid parity will be reached right around Australia in a matter of weeks.
As the largest Canadian province of Ontario heads towards elections, on October 6, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) has launched an advertising campaign in an attempt to sway voters in favor of candidates who...
New research has indicated that the installed cost of photovoltaic systems in the U.S. "substantially" decreased in 2010 and during the first six months of 2011. For the first time, data is available on utility-scale installed...
The decision by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support failed thin film manufacturer Solyndra with a half-billion dollar loan guarantee is being closely examined in congressional hearings.
The fifth PV Rome Mediterranean 2011 kicked off yesterday. The future of Italy’s photovoltaic industry was the main focus of the opening conference. A key advertising theme is "Made in Europe".
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