Latest headlines

How solarbox is turning London's red phone boxes green

Two people, green phone box. London. Innit.

London's iconic red phone boxes may be turning green, as they are given a second life as solar mobile phone charging stations. UK startup solarbox explains what's under the hood and how it plans to develop its unique 21st century...


US: Homebuyers spooked by rooftop solar leases

SolarCity installing a rooftop application.

Some homeowners in the U.S. have reportedly had to lower the asking price of their property as buyers are reluctant to take on 'unfamiliar' solar leasing contracts.


Solar still leads US charge

US president Barack Obama.

The latest figures show solar - with 907 MW - was the biggest renewable energy contributor to new electricity generation capacity in the US in the first five months of this year. Five solar projects added 156 MW in May.


US: Mosaic launches #PutSolarOnIt day

Mosaic's initially funded installations on community buildings, such as the one pictured, in its local Oakland area.

Solar crowdfunder Mosaic is encouraging Americans to nominate community buildings on which they would like to see solar installed, on its #PutSolarOnIt national day of action today.


An Inflection in PV manufacturing investments

A solar production line.

Solar energy demand in major and emerging end markets has finally closed the gap with the industry's overcapacity. After two years of belt-tightening, here's what the future holds for PV manufacturers.


SolarCity's Silevo acquisition triggers solar stock surge

SolarCity installing a rooftop PV array.

Following the news that SolarCity had purchased solar panel maker Silevo, solar panel stocks around the world enjoyed a notable surge.


SolarCity enters solar panel market with Silevo purchase

SolarCity van at a rooftop installation.

Elon Musk's solar company has snapped up the panel maker as it seeks closer control of its supply channels and equipment costs.


Australia: the case of the missing solar millions

When arriving at Parliament House today, Australia's environment minister Greg Hunt dodged questions about his missing "solar roofs" policy.

Greg Hunt, Australia's environment minister, has avoided questions about whether he had continued to give assurances to the solar industry that the "one-million-solar roofs" initiative would go ahead despite knowing that the...


China gives tax boost to distributed PV power generation

Chinese CIGS installation.

Government taxation authorities announce that buyers of distributed PV power should invoice power generators in an effort to ease tax burdens.


Solar powers Brazil's World Cup

Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The countdown for the largest, costliest and arguably most controversial World Cup tournament to date has started and football fans are looking forward to Thursday's opening ceremony and inaugural match between host nation Brazil...


Cyprus to expand PV via net metering

Nicosia

The Mediterranean country is launching a second net metering program after a strong response to a similiar initiative last year. Despite broad support for renewable energy, the nation's limited grid remains a problem for future...


Qatar Solar Energy opens 300 MW PV factory in Qatar

Solar production, Qatar

The vertically integrated module production plant, located in Doha's industrial zone, will become one of the largest PV factories in the MENA region.


Intersolar Europe: Suntech plotting European expansion

Suntech CEO, Eric Luo.

Amid persistent rumors of Suntech's latest acquisitions, company CEO Eric Luo announces plans to further embrace the European market.


Intersolar Europe: Exhibition marching to international beat

Intersolar Europe Hall A

Interest from international PV players has dominated discussions at the show, reflecting Europe's diminishing influence in the industry.


US to slap new tariffs on Chinese PV panels

US-China flags

The duties would be applied to both solar panels and cells and effectively close a loophole that allowed Chinese manufacturers to bypass import tariffs by using non-Chinese solar cells in their panels.


Intersolar: Energy storage key theme on day one of conference

Messe Munchen, Germany.

The conference proffers a taster of the themes and trends of the forthcoming Intersolar Europe Exhibition, which begins tomorrow.


Page 7 of 94

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.

Most read

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!