Under a new partnership, Germany-based Conergy will purchase inverters from Sungrow for its global commercial and utility-scale solar pipeline. The first joint project will see a 5 MW PV system installed in the U.K.
Following a meeting with solar industry representatives, it has been revealed that Spain will be reducing feed-in tariffs by 40 percent for all photovoltaic installations, including existing ones.
A call for U.S. companies to develop a feasibility study for a 50 megawatt (MW) Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Lebanon has been made by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Lebanon’s Zeenni's...
LG Electronics (LG) has announced plans to significantly expand its solar business by investing USD$820 million (KRW one trillion) over the next five years toward its solar cell manufacturing facility in Gumi, southeast of Seoul.
A team of University of Minnesota-led researchers has said it has cleared a “major hurdle” in the drive to build solar cells with potential efficiencies up to twice as high as current levels, which rarely exceed 30 percent. New...
A 30 percent reduction for photovoltaics applications would signal "the end", according to Javier Anta, president of the Spanish photovoltaics association (ASIF). In an interview with pv magazine, he also said that current plant...
The availability of “critical” raw materials for products like thin layer photovoltaics (PV) is coming increasingly under pressure, according to a new report published by the European Commission, due to the growth of developing...
Until now, the Spanish photovoltaics associations have not been able to come to a compromise in terms of the planned reductions of feed-in tariffs. Negotiations were held between the parties yesterday.
The mediation committee between the German Bundestag and the Bundesrat for solar promotion - set up to find a compromise regarding the issue of feed-in tariffs (FITs) - failed to reach a consensus after meeting for the first time...
A ten-megawatt (MW) solar power plant is scheduled to be built in Dover, the U.S. The project is expected to create up to 150 jobs and construction should begin later this year.
During a controversial closed meeting held today, Spain’s Industry Minister, Miguel Sebastian informed industry associations that from July 1 remuneration rates for existing photovoltaics plants could be drastically reduced.
The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) has said that the BP oil spill has been a "wake-up call" for the industry to develop clean energy sources, like solar.
A controversial proposal to cut renewable energy premiums in Spain has been reported by the country’s financial newspaper, Cinco Dias.
The Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has told pv magazine it has joined forces with the Energy Research Center of Netherlands (ECN), in order to conduct a life cycle analysis of its operations and to evaluate its carbon...
Multi-functional solar parks look set to be the next big industry trend, photovoltaics (PV) company Gehrlicher Solar AG has told pv magazine during a visit to its solar park in Salmdorf, Germany.
The photovoltaics (PV) industry cannot survive without the support of governments if it wants to stay competitive, a leading industry figure has warned.
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