The Chinese government is undertaking steps to strengthen its embattled solar sector, in part by introducing tough guidelines that could whittle down the domestic industry.
Some U.S. states are looking to revamp net-energy metering programs but potential changes will not impact solar markets this year, according to research group IHS.
Provisional 2013 Spanish figures show that while renewables continue to dominate, further growth for the solar sector is in doubt.
Greg Barker is expected to announce ambitious plans to dramatically increase the U.K.'s solar capacity in the new year.
Exclusive: Brooks Herring, Solar Frontier's director of International Business, discusses the firm's new 150 MW plant in Japan, which he describes as a "stepping stone to global expansion."
For every megawatt of residential solar installed in 2014, the U.S. solar company will donate a solar power system to a school in a developing country.
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.
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