Markets & Policy

Suntech to add 1 GW to Shanghai production facility

Suntech has announced it will add one gigawatt (GW) production capacity to its Shanghai, China facility, to meet surging global demand.

First Solar still ahead of the PV module pack

Thin film manufacturer, First Solar remained the largest supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules with a global share of 8.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest analysis of the PV module market from IMS Research.

Suntech solar panels receive ammonia resistance certification

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd’s core products have been certified by TÜV Rheinland Japan, according to the DIN 5096:1985 T2 standard to maintain high performance when exposed to ammonia.

Solexant's nanocrystal solar technology receives USD$41.5 million

Third generation thin film developer Solexant Corp. has secured USD$41.5 million during the first close of a Series C financing round, following the “successful completion” of a two megawatt (MW) pilot line operating at the company’s headquarters.

IBC Solar breaks 1 GW barrier

IBC Solar has broken the one gigawatt (GW) mark in module sales.

International PV market to significantly grow

The outlook for the international photovoltaics (PV) market continues to be positive, with “significant” growth predicted.

Grid-independent PV takes center stage at Intersolar Europe

Alongside grid-connected photovoltaics (PV), grid-independent PV (off-grid) will be among the main focal points at this year’s Intersolar Europe, taking place in Munich, Germany from Jun 9-11.

Nevada: High energy prices spark interest in renewables

Rising energy prices have sparked a renewed interest in renewable energy sources for electricity production, home heating and home cooling, says the U.S.-based Nevada Commission on Economic Development.

Rawanda to receive 300 solar home systems

Schoolchildren and villagers across Rwanda will receive 300 solar home systems as part of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’S) World Environment Day (WED).

US: New research agreement “central” to future of solar power

A research collaboration agreement has been announced between the Sanyo Electric Group and the University of California, San Diego, the U.S. which will see a number of solar energy research projects undertaken.

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