Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress: Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines are driving investment in green energy by reducing imported fossil fuel dependency and increasingly adopting renewable sources.
A promise to remove trade barriers on solar goods by politicians at Davos is a world away from the latest solar trade war between the power blocs which erupted overnight.
French President Francois Hollande supports plans to build a giant PV module plant with an initial annual production capacity of 1 GW and which could expand up to 5 GW.
For Germany's big renewable energy players, clarity is of the utmost importance. For Belectric, the introduction of a tender system for ground-mounted PV plants can’t come soon enough.
After a lossmaking 2013, SMA is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. The world inverter market leader expects to close the year with an operating profit and a sales increase of up to 45%.
The Chinese company boasted the biggest market share in China and Germany and came in second in the United States, close behind First Solar.
China has imposed permanent duties on U.S. and South Korean polysilicon. The decision comes within hours of the U.S. Department of Commerce's announcement about duties on Chinese solar products.
Findings from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveal a 41% slump in investment across Europe, while Japan's solar-fuelled clean energy landscape saw a 55% surge in investment.
As new figures suggest that half a million FIT-driven solar schemes are now installed in the U.K., encouraging news is emerging that suggests Britons' solar appetite is stronger than ever.
In what may lead to a confrontation between Germany and the EU, the European Commission president is seeking to end binding green energy targets -- something Germany demands.
The solar energy company's new financing program is aimed at the construction of large-scale projects totaling 50 MW and is seen as a model for other growth markets.
Jinko Solar will expand its production capacity with the addition of the bankrupt Topoint group's production lines. Jinko will start operations, under lease, on Monday.
"The recently published Chinese company 'cull list' will only have a minimal effect on global photovoltaic markets," says Jessica Jin, solar analyst at IHS.
A new report by Bernreuter Research predicts the spot price for polysilicon will rise due to PV industry demand before dropping at the end of the year.
California remained the leading solar state in terms of PV installations, while North Carolina surged into second place, displacing Arizona and New Jersey.
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