Data from state news agency Xinhua suggests that China has added 20 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first half of 2016, three times more than same period last year.
In the first half of 2011, renewable energy broke a new record, having met more than 20 percent of Germany’s electricity demand. Also for the first time, photovoltaic generation overtook hydropower.
Last week, 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar announced their intention to install 355 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaics in California. They have now provided pv magazine with the project specifics.
The dust apparently refuses to settle at the Hamburg-based photovoltaic company. Conergy has now decided to sue four of its former members of the board for violations as established under the German Stock Corporation Law.
According to various media reports, solar cell manufacturer SpectraWatt Inc. has filed for bankruptcy. The news comes just months after the company laid off over 100 employees.
Industry analysts IMS Research has released its quarterly PV Inverter Supply and Demand report, which shows that, while shipment volumes have increased markedly over the year, falling prices have resulted in decreased revenues...
REC has extended its photovoltaic production shutdown in Norway until the end of the year.
Democratic Party Prime Minister Naoto Kan has informed his cabinet that he will step down however it appears as if his final act in power will be to see renewable energy legislation signed into law.
In a demonstration of photovoltaics’ rapid expansion in the U.S., entrepreneurial and business magazine Inc. has named a number of solar companies in its list of the country’s fastest growing businesses. The 2011 Inc. 500|500 was...
Following rumors that Germany-based Conergy is looking to reduce its Frankfurt, Oder manufacturing operations and close down certain production lines, a works council called a meeting to inform the employees about the situation.
8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar have signed a Generation Interconnection Agreement (GIA) with California’s Imperial Irrigation District (IID), under which they will develop 335 megawatts (MW) worth of photovoltaic...
Construction work on Poland’s first megawatt photovoltaic power plant is drawing to a close.
First Solar has dedicated the site at which its approximately 250 megawatt (MW) thin film photovoltaic module plant will operate, when complete in 2012. Todd Spangler was unveiled as general manager and site director.
In what is believed to be the country’s largest publicly funded photovoltaic installation for affordable housing, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara (HACSB) has installed residential solar systems for 863...
Hitherto focused on Europe, which accounted for 66 percent of its revenue in 2010, Suntech Power is diversifying its strategy, betting big on the U.S., Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. In an exclusive interview,...
The Italian network authority, GSE, has published an updated list of the photovoltaic systems that will receive subsidies this year. Currently more than 2,700 projects are on the waiting list.
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