Monday's announcement that ABB was to acquire inverter manufacturer Power-One certainly turned heads. But where will it leave the two companies and how will it impact the photovoltaic market? IHS Solar Research Manager Sam...
Norway-based solar company Renewable Energy Corporation has today reported wafer contract cash compensation in the order of NOK200 million (USD33.32 million). The payments will be received in the first quarter of 2012.
Uncertainty in the UK’s solar industry may be reduced today as the Government’s appeal against a High Court ruling that its feed-in tariff (FIT) cut was illegal is heard. The High Court’s initial ruling was made in response to a...
Germany renewables developer juwi announced today that it has completed the sale of a solar power plant with a capacity of 1,065 kilowatt (kW). The plant was commissioned in 2009 and has been operated by juwi for two years.
One of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), has announced that 185-megawatt (MW) worth of new photovoltaic projects came online in 2011. The capacity was spread across eight project...
There’s an old saying that everything is bigger in Texas—and San Antonio is no exception. Now, the city’s utility, CPS Energy, is about to sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with OCI Solar Power for up to 400 megawatts...
In what it says are efforts to realign its business away from upstream manufacturing, Schott Solar announced today that it will discontinue its wafer manufacturing processes. 290 jobs will be affected by the move.
Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced that it will open a French subsidiary. The new office will be located in Montpellier, which the company describes as being in France’s "sun belt".
Governer Edmund G. Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will meet at Elk Grove, California on Friday to unveil a new agreement that seeks to boost clean energy jobs in the state.
While some sections of the photovoltaic industry continue to bend under the weight of weak demand and oversupply, the latest figures show venture capital investment at new highs.
In a country where development projects are often bold, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a solar park that, when completed, will be worth some 1,000 megawatts (MW).
Spanish photovoltaic provider Isofoton has reached an agreement to commercialize a photovoltaic electric vehicle (EV) charging system. The "Ferrolinera" EV charging stations will provide more than 1,000 EV charging points...
The annexing of PV systems in 2011 has been concluded to have been even higher than in record year 2010, says the German Federal Network Agency. In 2011, approximately 7,500 MW of PV installations were installed.
Solar developers in Gujarat with projects under construction have been given a month's extension to complete their plants without losing their preferential payment rates. The deadline has been extended to January 28, 2012.
The European markets remain important for solar despite the financial uncertainty. Lux Research's Solar Demand Forecaster, a customizable platform for tracking IRR (internal rates of returns) and projecting future growth through...
The liquidator of Solar Millennium AG, Volker Böhm, seeks an investor solution and aims to sell the projects as a package or individually to one or more investors.
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