Organic PV pioneer Oxford PV has developed a new application for its thin film perovskite technology that the company claims can boost the conversion efficiency of existing silicon solar cells by 20%. In absolute conversion...
The Ankara government has capped its incentive program at 600 MW of new PV plants. It has now awarded the first two licenses. The remaining projects are expected to follow this year.
The White House has already invested $2 billion in energy efficiency in federal buildings and is now pledging an additional $2 billion by 2016, doubling the program, with much of the funding going into PV systems.
The EPIA says PV can play an important role in reducing the EU's reliance on Russian gas imports. But a Bloomberg analyst says any short-term gaps in gas supply could be plugged by new supply routes.
The historic agreement with the Federal Republic of Nigeria Government will bring masses of utility-scale solar capacity to the West African nation.
Anti-dumping duties of 42% will apply to German, Italian and Spanish companies, including Schmid, Joint Solar Silicon, MEMC Electronic Materials and Siliken Spain.
The Stuttgart-based ZSW will work with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. The five-year collaboration will drive research into the performance of thin film cells under desert conditions.
Researchers at Bloomberg New Energy Finance expect global sales of polysilicon to top $6 billion this year, fuelled by demand from China and Japan.
The Solar Trade Association warns that a hasty push for cheap solar would come at the cost of achieving quality in the solar farm industry. The local industry is "on tenterhooks."
The Egyptian government has announced plans to invest significantly in solar power development in order to increase the share of green energy in the country and to spur job creation.
With more than 120 large-scale PV farms approved for construction, the U.K. is fast becoming a hugely attractive market for project developers and component suppliers, says NPD Solarbuzz.
Boasting one of the highest levels of installed solar power in the country, Hawaiian Electric has rejected the findings of a recent poll and claims that it has "a significant public image problem."
Saudi Arabia is set to become a leading PV country in 2016, driving the MEA market to 4.4 GW by 2018.
The tech giant pledges $100 million to SunPower's solar lease program, further augmenting its involvement in residential rooftop solar across the U.S.
Massive rise in small-scale solar in Japan and the U.S. helps push renewable energy investment towards strong first quarter.
Although antidumping fines on Chinese module suppliers will almost certainly create U.S. panel price hikes, the prospect of a shortage is unlikely, say the analysts.
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