The U.S. Department of Energy report identifies the challenges facing the widespread use of storage solutions, including cost, safety and industry acceptance.
Sigmar Gabriel will head a combined economy and energy ministry in Germany's new coalition government with a focus on lowering energy prices and boosting industrial output while rebooting the energy transition.
After weeks of contract uncertainty and cash flow shortfalls, the struggling solar supplier has today filed for insolvency, and will be unable to make its impending corporate bond interest payment.
Communist leaders in China are embracing economic reform, encouraging competition in key industries, calling for limits on state involvement in the market and greater environmental protection. All good signs, says IHS.
Constant pan-European meddling at government level has undermined many European PV markets, says the report, harming confidence and putting government credibility at risk.
The third quarter of 2013 saw the U.S. install 930 MW of PV capacity, according to a joint report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research.
The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.
The German solar developer S.A.G. Solarstrom says escalating project development costs may render its business model unviable. The news comes after the company announced a major deal for British projects has fallen through.
Japanese demand for PV modules is exploding and the country is on track to become the second-largest solar market in the world behind China. Looming FIT cuts are unlikely to curb demand in the next two years, says EnergyTrend.
The French utility company's first green bond offering will raise a total amount of €1.4 billion, 25% of which will be earmarked for solar power investment.
SolarCity's innovative bond offering, SunEdison's consideration of spinning off key assets into yieldcos and SunPower's geographically diversified portfolio are piquing the interest of market watchers.
As expected, the EU has effectively announced the summer trade deal will be used as a panacea for its subsidy and dumping investigations. EU manufacturers are sure to be disappointed by the announcement.
Former solar giant China Solar has been forced to delay its six-month figures as an investigation into two of its Chinese subsidiaries continues. Three directors were arrested over the alleged false reporting on registered...
The Chinese thin film powerhouse, owner of U.S. firms MiaSole and Global Solar Energy, Engensa in the U.K. and Germany's Solibro, plans to invest $2 billion to develop 1 GW of RE projects in Greece.
The provisional duties vary between 17.1% and 42.1% depending on each Chinese company's cooperation with the investigation. The tariffs are due to take effect tomorrow, Nov. 28.
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