The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.
News has emerged this week stating that Italy’s Government is looking to apply further tariff cuts, of up to 30 percent. It seems, however, that the information was just a "negotiation maneuver".
Kyocera has increased the size of a photovoltaic plant at one of its Fukushima manufacturing facilities, after the Japanese Government introduced electricity restrictions on July 1. This is the first time in 41 years such...
The second in a series of Solar Energy Summits held in the Australian State of New South Wales has drawn criticism from industry insiders, despite the announcement of some new key policies.
Photovoltaic module inventories have "soared" due to weak quarter one demand, says Solarbuzz’s new quarterly report. They are now expected to hit a "record" 8.6 gigawatts. The second half of the year will be "challenging".
Suntech has terminated a solar wafer supply agreement with MEMC. It will also discontinue investment in thin film subsidiary CSG Solar AG. Overall, the company will incur expenses of around USD$236 million.
In a move away from the Asian regions, SolarWorld has sold its stake in a South Korean solar panel production facility, stating that it prefers to focus on Western photovoltaic markets.
The government adopted the Renewable Energy Act [EEG] Amendment today, which will abandon nuclear and offer some support for renewable sources.
A call to arms by the UK solar industry in the face of the government’s decision to cut feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates for installations larger than 50 kilowatts (kW) gathered momentum yesterday as politicians, solar businesses, and...
With a rapidly expanding solar sector and a growing number of installations, Ontario has rapidly emerged as a major photovoltaic market. However, a local solar manufacturers in the Windsor area are accusing local utilities of...
juwi solar Inc. is gearing up to construct the U.S.’s first utility scale ground-mount CIS (copper, indium and selenium) solar plant. It is scheduled for completion at the end of 2011.
Industry analysts at Jefferies believe consolidation is about to hit the solar industry. They add that the second quarter of this year has "negative surprises" in store.
Californian not-for-profit solar installer has racked up its 1,000th photovoltaic installation and is ready to expand to other states with established solar economies.
GE’s "Ecomagination: Powering Your Home" Challenge has resulted in $63 million of investment into home energy technology companies from GE and venture capital partners.
Government plans for new nuclear power plants have been revealed in the UK, with eight sites named in its energy policy statements. The government has also released its Microgeneration Strategy, which focuses on non-financial...
U.S. and German photovoltaic and concentrated solar power (CSP) researchers are set to formally collaborate after a historic accord was signed today in Berlin, Germany. The signatories were from the National Renewable Energy...
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