Renewable energy advisory DNG GL has called for more sophisticated reliability testing for new and novel materials being deployed in the renewable energy sector. Alternative semiconductor technology, such as perovskites, and...
Ontario has moved ahead of New Jersey to take second place in North American solar photovoltaic (PV) rankings for 2010. The first place is still held by California, but the current rate of growth in Ontario could rival the sunny...
A 38 megawatts solar electricity license has been granted by the Greek regulatory agency to Nur-MOH SA for the construction of the reportedly largest concentrated solar power tower installation in Europe on the island of Crete.
Branch representatives and members of the German government have come to an agreement on the adjustment of solar incentives. The EuPD Research sees this as a step to an earlier than planned reduction.
Innotech has bought approximately a third of the shares of the Renewable Energy Corporation's (REC) solar module manufacturing at Glava, Sweden. The facility has a capacity of 150 megawatts per year.
A proposal for the brought forward cuts of the photovoltaic feed-in tariffs in Germany is to be presented by the end of the week. The plans will be officially presented by the Minister of Environment tomorrow before noon. That...
3S Modultec is selling an integrated solar panel production line to West Africa. Senegalese solar company SPEC is developing the first solar panel factory in West Africa with support from 3S Modultec.
First Solar’s 230 megawatt (MW) AV Solar Ranch One project has received final and non-appealable environmental permitting. Construction is scheduled to begin this year, with project completion expected by the end of 2013.
A new report states that the photovoltaics (PV) industry is at a crossroads, with a growing realization that PV panels are becoming commoditized. But, it believes building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) could provide a strategic...
The French Government is looking to motivate its national photovoltaics (PV) industry through the introduction of a new R&D program, which is aimed at reducing China’s grip on the global PV market.
Silfab’s president and CEO tells pv magazine about the Italian company’s plans to hit 22 percent efficiency for its monocrystalline solar cells. He also outlines its competitive strategy for the coming year.
SoloPower, Inc. is to establish a 300 (MW) thin film solar panel manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon, the U.S. Around 500 new jobs are expected to be created.
Demand for photovoltaics (PV) in Austria is strong, but fears have been voiced over its restrictive subsidy quota, which has been exhausted up to and including 2019 for projects over five kilowatts peak (kWp).
Explosive photovoltaics (PV) growth is expected in Asia in 2011, with Korea playing a leading role.
A Spanish association of solar power producers has announced its intention to go to court over the government’s plans to cap solar subsidies.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Germany's Centrosolar have signed a solar module manufacturing agreement as part of TSMC's efforts for diversification.
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