The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) released its 2011 Annual Report today, in which it confirmed that 28 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic capacity was installed in 2011. In a trend that is turning around, 75...
U.S. manufacturer PowerFilm announced today that it has developed a SolarStream photovoltaic module, which will supply backup power for emergency vehicles. PowerFilm will manufacturer the module and lighting equipment firm...
German magazine "Der Spiegel" has published that the German Environment Ministry expects a massive boom in photovoltaic installations once again due to the proposed changes to the solar subsidies. The December record might be...
TÜV Rheinland strengthens its position as market leader in the field of testing and certifying photovoltaic components with the opening of its seventh facility in Gyeongsan, South Korea.
Camco International Limited and Rex Investment Ltd (RIL) have won a tender worth US$4.7 million for a solar PV project in Kigoma Region, northwest Tanzania. The project is due to commence in May this year.
In what has become an ongoing legal drama, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has been refused a right of appeal against a previous High Court finding that its cuts to the feed in tariffs (FIT) for photovoltaics were...
The Asia Solar 2012 and Solarcon events may not have been booming in terms of visitor numbers, but the message was clear: China will be a pivotal player in the photovoltaic industry.
Photovoltaic module manufacturers and inverter companies were the dominant force at this year's Asia Solar.
In an apparent confirmation that photovoltaics have the potential to supply electricity demand peaks and therefore reduce the cost of peak power, a German utility has shut down a 55 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant.
U.S. electronics manufacturer Jabil has announced plans to make redundant up to 600 workers from its two photovoltaic module plants in Kwidzyn, Poland.
After a meeting with representatives from the federal and provincial governments, it has come to light that the changes proposed for photovoltaics in Germany will be made more moderate.
While small by international standards, German renewable energy developer juwi and Chilean engineering firm Kaltemp have completed construction on what they claim is the largest photovoltaic power plant in Chile. The plant has a...
Information and analytics firm IHS has announced the purchase of IMS Research, an independent provider of market research and consultancy for approximately US$46 million.
The Ontario government is taking immediate steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of its renewable energy program. More jobs, lower prices and giving communities more say are in the agenda. FIT cuts are also planned.
Representatives of the different states in Germany are apparently pushing for changes to the solar subsidy decisions that have been announced thus far. The German Environment Ministry is said to probably present an amended EEG...
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