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IEA talks Energy Transition, but still low-balls future growth of wind and solar

IEA's World Energy Outlook 2015 acknowledges the increasing importance of non-hydro renewable energy, but retains unrealistically pessimistic estimates of cost reduction and future market growth.


08. November 2010 | | Comment now

Roth & Rau acquires 100 percent stake in SLS; increases automation focus

Roth & Rau HQ in Germany

Roth & Rau AG has bought out SLS Solar Line Saxony GmbH (SLS) for an undisclosed sum of money. The company added that it will increase its focus on automation.


Czech update: Solar investors protest against imposition of new solar tax

A Nobility Solar Projects PV park

Over one hundred distressed Czech solar investors and businessmen gathered in front of the Czech Parliament in Prague today in order to protest against the imposition of new solar tax to be charged on income generated by solar...


US: 250 MW Genesis solar project receives approval

The Genesis Solar Project

The 250 megawatt (MW) Genesis Solar Project has received approval from the Secretary of the Interior, making it the seventh large-scale solar thermal project to be approved on U.S. public lands in the last few months.


05. November 2010 | | Comment now

Sharp to tackle project development following Recurrent Energy acquisition

Sharp company building in Wrexham

The Sharp Corporation has announced it is expanding into photovoltaics (PV) project development following the acquisition of Recurrent Energy.


Incremental innovations at Clean Energy Expo

Picture of Clean Energy Expo branding and people walking into conference

The Clean Energy Expo opened its doors on Tuesday in Singapore. Two major sessions - solar power commercialization and solar power technology - were the highlights of the day, with a range of prominent speakers who were well...


First Solar: Germany will not be center of its universe

Man holding First Solar panel at its hio manufacturing facility

For years, First Solar has been a role model as a manufacturer who excels at shaving production costs while boosting its module efficiencies quarter after quarter. It’s a favorite solar stock and a bellwether for the industry.


PV wipeout?

Image of Prague rooftops

Cited as “one of the most attractive” photovoltaics (PV) markets, the Czech Republic has flourished under its feed-in tariffs (FITs). However, since the government's announcement that a 26 percent retroactive solar tax may be...


01. November 2010 | | Comment now

Singapore: Cautious solar outlook at International Energy Week

Singapore skyline

Singaporean Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong has told delegates that Singapore is not ready to embrace solar energy on a significant scale.


Report: PV poised to become mainstream source of energy in Sunbelt countries

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According to a new report, Sunbelt countries - those located within +/- 35° latitude around the equator - constitute an “immense” opportunity for photovoltaics (PV) to become mainstream by 2020; by 2030 they could develop into a...


juwi establishes Indian subsidiary; plans to develop 100 MWs of PV

Image of Bangalore street

The juwi-Group has opened a new subsidiary - juwi India Renewable Energies Pvt. Ltd - in Bangalore, India.


Solar Frontier to supply 10 MW of PV modules for Saudi installation

Artist's impression of how the completed project should look

Solar Frontier K.K., is to supply Saudi Aramco with 10 megawatts (MW) of thin film CIS (copper, indium, and selenium) solar modules for a car park installation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


27. October 2010 | | Comment now

New South Wales cuts feed-in tariffs

New South Wales government will cut its feed-in tariffs as the scheme's quota of 50MW has been reached.

A review of the New South Wales (NSW) solar bonus scheme has led the state government to the decision to reduce the feed-in tariffs for solar energy.


1000 MW and 1100 jobs with Blythe solar project

The Blythe project near the Colorado river is a milestone move for solar energy in the U.S. according to Ken Salazar.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the nearly 1,100 megawatts solar power project in Blythe, California.


Easier and faster certification and market entry

TÜV Rheinland and FM Approvals will cooperate on PV modules testing.

A new testing service from FM Approvals and TÜV Rheinland can now enable photovoltaic module manufacturers to get certification and market entry quicker and easier.


25th solar array donation in Texas

Green Mountain's Big Texas Sun Club has been donating solar arrays all over Texas.

Green Mountain Energy Company dedicated its 25th solar array donation in Texas to the Texas Foundation for Educational Advancement.


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