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PV Expo Tokyo: Japanese market flowing downstream

PV Expo Japan, day two, 2014.

As the Japanese PV market matures, demand for services and residential and commercial rooftop applications is growing, as evidenced on day two of the PV Expo Tokyo.

Singulus Technology turns €14.7-million nine-month profit

A Singulus piece of CIGS machinery.

Equipment manufacturer Singulus has delivered some preliminary financial results for 2011 that show sales, in the first nine months of the year exceeding whole-year 2010 figures. Sales of 121.8 million euros were reported,...

SPI: Exciting yet challenging times

The Solar Power International, SPI for short, is currently taking place at the Dallas Convention Center in Texas. Today is the third day of the expo and already over 21,000 professionals from more than 125 countries have...

PV Cycle recycles over 1,000 tons of modules

Since its establishment last June, PV Cycle has recycled 1,020 tons of end-of-life photovoltaic modules. Germany has been identified as the leading program participant.

First Solar invests in Mexican tellurium mine

Tellurium upclose

The U.S.-company has reportedly invested in a Mexican mine, with the aim of producing its own tellurium. Through its investment, First Solar is working to reduce the risk of rising raw material prices and possible shortages, the...

Spain: Demand for stable legal framework for solar market

Crowd shot at Conferencia de la Industria solar - España 2011

The Spanish solar market remains interesting, but there is need for a stable legal framework. This was the conclusion drawn at "Conferencia de la Industria Solar - España 2011", which drew to a close on Friday, October 14 in...

US: Sanyo makes modules available in solar lease partnership

Solar panels on a house roof.

Sanyo is making its photovoltaic modules available to homeowners in California, New Jersey, Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii in a solar lease partnership with BrightGrid Solar. The companies hope to roll out the scheme to other...

Conergy signs 5 MW of large projects in the US

Some installers in hi-visibility vests working on a solar array in the sun.

Full-system manufacturer and integrator Conergy, has announced at the Solar Power International trade show that is has signed agreements to install five megawatts (MW) of large photovoltaic projects in the U.S.

PV racking task force launched

Dallas skyline

At the opening of the Solar Power International conference in Dallas, Texas, today, a taskforce has been launched to improve the integration of solar racking systems.

Canadian Solar lowers Q3 guidance

Canadian Solar screenshot

In line with a number of other photovoltaic companies, Canadian Solar has revised its third quarter guidance downwards, due to the continuing flat market.

US: Solar leasing installations continue to grow

A volunteer group install solar panels amongst many smiles.

Solar leaser, SunRun and Californian market analyst, PV Solar Report have released data showing that solar leasing, or third-party-owned solar, accounted for 59 percent of Californian residential installations in the third...

Australia: Four percent of installations "unsafe"

A solar array on an Australian council building with gum trees in the background.

A Senate hearing at the Australian Federal Parliament has learned that a national inspection program of residential photovoltaic installations has found that four percent, of an initial survey, are "unsafe".

PV equipment spending set to halve in 2012

A piece of robotic equipment.

The Solarbuzz PV Equipment Quarterly report has found that global photovoltaic equipment spending is projected to fall by more than 45 percent in 2012. This is on the back of historic peaks in 2011, or USD$13.1 billion.

Germany: EEG levy only €0.062 higher for 2012

Solar photovoltaic park in Germany

In Germany, the Renewable Energy Law (EEG) levy will increase next year to 3.592 euro cents per kilowatt hour. Further expansion of renewables is not the reason for the increase; the cause is in fact a new "liquidity buffer"....

Cost the key at GE’s new CdTe plant

The GE logo.

Executives from GE have faced journalists to answer questions regarding its new CdTe plant to be built in Colorado.

Resale of PV PPAs in India risky

India satellite image

According to new research, there is rising anxiety among photovoltaic project developers, who are looking to sell their power purchase agreements (PPAs) before even starting construction on their projects. The lack of experience...

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