Latest headlines

Intersolar South America examines challenges, promise of Brazil's solar market

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Despite strong market drivers including a growing need for electric capacity and water issues, there are still formidable market barriers in Brazil. Many of these stem from a lack of deep commitment by the nation's government.


Latin America: Eager for an industry

Componentes Electrónicos in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

pv magazine examines Latin America's growing solar industries in a broad-ranging look at the region in the upcoming September issue. With Intersolar South America kicking off on Tuesday, we offer here a timely excerpt.


New York merges solar programs under NY-Sun initiative

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

The move is expected to result in 3 GW of solar by 2023, enough to power 400,000 homes, by using a megawatt block system to more efficiently deploy solar subsidies.


Bill to streamline solar permitting passes the California legislature

Legislation to standardize and improve the “byzantine” permitting and inspection procedures in various cities and counties in California has passed both houses of the state's legislature. CALSEIA says that this will both reduce...


US lowers anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwanese solar cells, modules

Citing a “ministerial error”, the U.S. Department of Commerce has cut in half duty levels for solar products made in Taiwan by Motech, and has reduced tariff levels for most other Taiwanese solar PV makers as well.


California's utility-scale solar generation hits new peak of 4.8 GW

Peak solar generation had come near 4.8 GW on at least three other occasions during the summer prior to the August 15th, record. This peak generation comes as solar PV is meeting less demand overall in late summer.


JinkoSolar second-quarter net profit soars, sales up 38%

JinkoSolar PV park

In its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability, the company expanded its downstream operations and managed to maintain a leading position in China while expanding operations in emerging markets and the U.S.


Australian solar industry could decline by 40% to 50%

The Australian Solar Council has warned that demand for PV in the country could fall by around 40% to 50%, if the Renewable Energy Target is scrapped. The Australian Financial Review newspaper revealed today that the government...


pv magazine's weekly news round-up: Aug 8-15

Chinese CIGS installation.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


Applied Materials' EES revenues suggest very modest recovery in PV equipment industry

A year-over-year doubling in revenues in the company's PV equipment division still leaves EES far below volumes in 2010 and 2011. The division returned to profitability in the previous quarter.


UK hits 5 GW solar PV capacity

Solar installation, Glemham.

NPD Solarbuzz figures find that 90% of U.K. capacity was installed in the past three years. FIT-driven, small-scale systems account for 42% of all installation capacity.


BNEF: Solar poised for rapid growth in Mexico and Central America

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has presented a new report which finds that investments in solar slumped in the region in the first half of 2014, after booming in 2012 and 2013. However, the company notes strong drivers and policy...


pv magazine's weekly news roundup

MS Turano PlanetSolar boat.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


SMA buys O&M unit from Phoenix Solar

SMA CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon

While the leading German inverter maker is expanding its O&M services in Europe and North America, Phoenix Solar has lowered its revenue and operating profit forecast for the year.


Tesla and Panasonic to construct battery 'Gigafactory'

Elon Musk in Beijing.

Elon Musk's pioneering electric vehicle company hopes that the factory will advance the mass market production of cost-effective lithium-ion batteries.


SunPower results slip slightly in the second quarter, amid trend of strong growth

While revenues and margins fell in the second quarter, SunPower is still producing modules at full capacity with expansions planned, and is holding more of the solar projects which it builds to retain additional long-term revenue.


Page 1 of 92

Subscribe today!

Choose between a digital and print subscription from pv magazine publisher Solarpraxis AG’s online shop!

Photovoltaic jobs

Explore thousands of photovoltaic jobs to find your next job in the industry.

Newsletter

Keep your finger firmly on the photovoltaic pulse: sign up for our daily newsletter!

Press releases

Want to publish your press releases for free? Simply log in or register, enter the information you want to appear and we'll publish it for you!