U.S. thin film photovoltaic module manufacturer, Stion, has secured US$130 million in equity investment. Among other plans, it will establish a Korean subsidiary and manufacturing facility.
The dramatic struggle over the British Governments dramatic feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts continued today, with the High Court ruling that they were illegal. The slashing of the FIT came into effect on December 12, 11 days before the official consultation period on the policy closed.
A new report on Indias solar market forecasts that as much as 33.4 gigawatts of both off- and on-grid solar will be installed in the country by 2022. While the National Solar Mission (NSM) aims to install 20 GW, it is believed there are “huge” off-grid opportunities. Furthermore, Rajasthan is expected to become the countrys solar hub.
The PV Taskforce at the Roofting Center, located in Washington D.C., has released a draft report into photovoltaic roof racking. It attempts to bring the photovoltaic and roofing community together, in order to formulate criteria and recommendations as to the most effect roof racking for photovoltaic systems.
Some in the industry can be surprised when public or academic reports predict photovoltaics playing a small role in the worlds future energy mix, on the basis of cost. It is often repeated that the technology is just too expensive. But recent research from Queen’s University and Michigan Technological University has shown that the price of photovoltaics is often vastly overinflated in these studies.
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