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Solar power driving North Carolina's clean economy, study finds

Warehouse Farm, Chapel Hill solar installation.

Report by Pew Charitable Trust shows new solar capacity installed in 2013 amounted to 335 MW; the third-highest across the U.S.


BIPV worth $7.5 billion in 2015

BIPV solar photovoltaic module

A report into the global building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market forecasts it will more than treble to be worth over $7.5 billion in the next three years.


US IRS vows to appeal favorable ruling on Solyndra bankruptcy plan

Solyndra

In a decision that will once again elevate Solyndra to headline news – this time, during the crucial days leading up to the U.S. presidential election on November 6 – U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath ruled on October 22 in...


Asia Pacific energy storage market worth $12 billion in 10 years

Lithium-ion storage battery

A Pike Research report released today predicts that the Asia Pacific energy storage market will be worth $12 billion by 2022, with a capacity of 25 GW.


REC halts ingot production; announces management changes

REC solar photovoltaic facility Singapore

Norway-based REC has released its Q3 financial results. While still not in the black, the company is making positive progress, although it has halted production of ingots and blocks in Singapore. Management changes have also been...


Belectric plans organic PV production in Germany

Konarka thin film

Following Belectric’s takeover of Konarka Technologies GmbH, the company plans to set up organic photovoltaic (OPV) production facilities in Germany in the coming months.


Hanwha Q.Cells GmbH officially launched

Q.Cells factory solar photovoltaic

The acquisition of one of the world’s pioneering photovoltaic companies, Q.Cells, was completed today, with the launch of Hanwha Q.Cells GmbH. The new company’s leadership was unveiled at its headquarters, R&D center and German...


Satcon granted court approval for warranties

Satcon solar photovoltaic inverter installation

Satcon Technology Corporation has been granted approval by the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to continue to provide post sale service and support to its customers.


UK solar companies seek £50 million in compensation

UK Photovoltaic FIT cut banner

A number of U.K. solar companies are seeking compensation from the government over its proposed photovoltaic feed-in tariff cuts, unveiled last October. A formal "Letter Before Claim" has been sent to the Department of Energy and...


Intersolar postpones second China tradeshow

Intersolar China 2011

The second Intersolar China tradeshow has been postponed, following the current difficult market conditions. The event is expected to resume in 2013, alongside its new partner, The China Renewable Energy Industry Association...


Oerlikon receives green light to sell its solar business

Oerlikon solar photovoltaic thin film equipment

Switzerland’s Oerlikon Group has received approval from the Chinese government to sell its solar business to Japan-based Tokyo Electron Ltd for an undisclosed sum.


US: First Solar provides Mesa manufacturing update

First Solar Global Power Plant Operations Center Mesa Arizona

First Solar has leased a portion of its Mesa manufacturing facility in Arizona out. Originally, the thin film photovoltaic company was scheduled to start manufacturing modules at the new facility in Q3 2012. There are currently...


APVIA 2012: Singapore leads path to grid parity

Four men with their hands on a metal thing.

As the PV Asia Pacific expo and conference continues today in Singapore, attendees have heard how high electricity prices and the falling cost of photovoltaics have resulted in the city-state arriving at retail grid parity for...


PV book-to-bill ratio in the red

Solar photovoltaic equipment

Signs are emerging that photovoltaics is finally taking the right course to overcapacity recovery. For the first time since the mid-2000s, says NPD Solarbuzz, the industry’s book-to-bill ratio is negative, thus indicating the...


Conergy loses half its share capital

Conergy branding

Conergy AG has announced it will hold an extraordinary general meeting, having lost half of its share capital. The management board is not said to be planning new capital measures, however.


LDK and Heng Rui Xin Energy enter into share purchase agreement

LDK Solar branding

China’s LDK Solar and Heng Rui Xin Energy Co. have entered into a share purchase agreement, under which Heng Rui Xin Energy will acquire 19.9% of LDK’s share capital.


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