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Solar dominates new U.S. power generation in Q1 2016

The nation added 1.66 GW-DCof solar PV during the quarter, and GTM Research is forecasting a near doubling of the market over the full year to 14.5 GW.

Samsung announces increased solar focus

Samsung solar photovoltaic modules with "Samsung takes on the solar challenge" slogan

Samsung has said that it plans to invest USD$5.5 billion in the development of solar technology and production by 2020.

One stop PV thin film coating moves one step closer

Photo of thin film photovoltaic roofing shingles.

German research institute deposits CIG cells simultaneously on micrometer thin polymer film, without compromising photovoltaic efficiency.

pvXchange looks to international expansion and eyes US market

Portrait of Florian Delpho.

Online photovoltaic module and inverter trading platform pvXchange has appointed new senior management and will open new offices overseas, as part of its international expansion program.

British feed-in tariffs for "larger" solar installations dramatically cut

A photo of the United Kingdom flag.

BREAKING NEWS: The feed-in tariff (FIT) rate for installations larger than 50 kilowatts (kW) has been dramatically cut as the results of the British Government’s fast-track review of the scheme are made public. Renewable Energy...

UK: Diverse group rallies behind solar industry and braces for bad news

A photo of the the Houses of Parliament on the Thames in London.

Later today the British government is expected to release the details of response to its fast-track feed-in tariff (FIT) review. The solar industry expects FIT rates for schemes over 50 kilowatts (kW) to be vastly reduced, so...

Intersolar Award: Applause for the deserving

Autarcon's drinking water treatment system, which is powered by photovoltaics in action

The Oscars of the solar industry honored the most innovative today at the fourth Intersolar Awards ceremony. The nominees were all deserving having made breakthroughs, cut costs, increased efficiencies and impressed the jury.

India looks set to dominate at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar 2010 crowd shot at registration desks in Munich

The 20th Intersolar Europe has opened its doors today in Munich. While the trade show floors are still quite empty, word on the street is that, spurred on by China’s progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its...

Hershey’s sweet PV installation soured by poor renewable energy generation incentives

Solar installation in process on the roof of a vet practice in Pennsylvania.

American confectioner, the Hershey Company, has completed the installation of 1,092 solar panels over a walkway and parking lot at its Chocolate World amusement centre, at the company’s home base in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Arava Power unveils Israel’s first solar field

Solar panels in desert during construction.

In a historic ceremony on Sunday night, one of Arava Power Company’s founders David Rosenblatt saw his company and country’s first photovoltaic field inaugurated.

Steep growth for PV forecast in EREC's plans for binding renewable targets

Some steps with EREC campaign slogan.

In late May, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) called for a 45 percent binding renewable energy target by 2030 for member states to reach greenhouse emission reduction commitments. Photovoltaics is seen as playing a...

Germany: Unscheduled cuts to solar FIT scheme dropped

A picture of the German federal parliament, the Reichstag, on a cloudy day.

Additional cuts to photovoltaic feed-in tariffs (FIT), which were to come into effect as of March 2012, have been struck from the draft of amendments to the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), according to media reports. The German...

APVA reports on Australian solar industry's record-breaking year

Solar panels in Australia

The Australian Photovoltaic Association’s (APVA) report on the state of the market in 2010 has been released, with the country’s record year in numbers matched by progress in research and development.

UK: Solar Trade Association challenges government in new report

A picture of a UK household with solar panels on near-by structure.

Industry body takes the fight for a solar UK to government, claiming 360,000 jobs can be created by 2020.

T-Solar forms partnership to move into Indian PV market

Solar panels installed in India.

Spanish solar power producer and installer T-Solar has announced a partnership with India’s Astonfield Renewables to build five MW solar plant.

German PV manufacturers look to Asian markets

Manufacturing process in China for photovoltaic modules.

Photovoltaic industry forecasts have indicated that German manufacturers must look to markets outside of Europe for future growth as industry data suggests a strong Asian focus.

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