The increase of cheaper photovoltaics on the German wholesale power market is reducing the profits and sales of large central power generators. They are hitting back by "heavily" lobbying against decentralization, according to...
Since the introduction of its small power program in 2006, Thailand has signed contracts to develop 4,300 megawatts (MWs) of renewable generation. Nearly half of the contracts - 1,800 MWs - are for solar energy.
The increase in photovoltaics (PV) installations in Germany turned out to be greater than expected by both analysts and the industry this year. If growth continues at the present level, then the German Solar Industry Association...
Sanyo Component Europe GmbH has achieved what it says is the world’s highest cell conversion efficiency at 21.6 percent.
The German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety has not ruled out further photovoltaics (PV) feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts in the coming year. Representatives from the solar industry have...
The fate of the different thin film photovoltaics (TFPV) technologies has diverged in the last year, according to a new report, which found that while many opportunities exist for the technologies to be developed, growth will be...
According to the photovoltaics (PV) analysts, market diversity will be one of the key trends next year, with a number of emerging countries making up the expected shortfall of installed capacity in Germany.
Manz Automation AG has secured new orders worth a total of more than €50 million, much of which has come from automation and process equipment for the manufacture of crystalline solar cells.
Signet Solar GmbH has announced that from next week it will no longer be manufacturing thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules. In another blow to the Saxony-based company, no new orders have been placed, and potential investors...
A 250 megawatt (MW) photovoltaics (PV) power plant is to be installed in California, the U.S. following an agreement between NRG Solar and SunPower Corp.
U.S.-based Fidelis Energy Inc. has signed a definitive long-term agreement with ASD Lusiona Solar to develop around 1,500 acres of land for the design, construction and operation of up to a 100 megawatt (MW) solar park in Spain.
3S Swiss Solar Systems has sold a 65 megawatt (MW) crystalline solar module production line to Korean company Kisco. Expected to be operational by next spring, Kisco’s new plant has been described as the first of its kind in...
The third quarter of this year has seen solar inverter shipments grow almost 50 percent to reach 7.3 gigawatts (GWs), thus representing another record quarter (quarter two peaked at five GWs). It has been predicted, however, that...
What future PV trends does the world’s largest producer of crystalline silicon solar panels anticipate? And just what exactly is the company’s almost 400-strong R&D team working on? During a two-day fact finding mission to China,...
The EU Parliament has not banned cadmium use in photovoltaics (PV), after making revisions to its RoHS directive. Lobbycontrol has also shed light on the Non-Toxic Solar Alliance (NTSA).
SunEdison’s 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Northeast Italy has been interconnected. Reportedly the largest single-operating PV power plant in Europe, it was completed and connected within nine months.
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