The US Energy Department said it would provide US$45 million in new renewable energy funding focused on solar manufacturing technologies and is part of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.
Struggling small cap PV module manufacturer, China Sunergy (CSUN) has failed to comply with a second NASDAQ listing rule after its market value of publicly held shares (MVPHS) fell below the minimum threshold of US$15 million.
The Latin American solar market ushered in 625MW of projects and grew at an annual rate of 370% in 2014, according to the recently released “Q4 2014 Latin American PV Playbook” from GTM Research.
Major photovoltaic energy provider Canadian Solar has updated its ‘late-stage’ PV project pipeline heading into 2015.
Wacker has reported that preliminary sales for its polysilicon division in the fourth quarter of 2014 topped €262 million, up 5% from the prior year period, but declined slightly quarter on quarter.
Japanese electronics firm Kyocera Corporation has said that steeper than expected PV module price declines in Japan, coupled to a halt in grid access applications by many utilities, led to solar sales declining in the fourth quarter of 2014.
International PV manufacturer and EPC firm, Hanwha Q CELLS, is to build a 6.5MW power plant in Gloucestershire, England, after acquiring the project from developer, Green Hedge Group.
San Francisco headquartered ‘yield-co’ Pattern Energy could acquire a pipeline of up to 1GW of solar farm projects in Japan, having purchased a majority stake in Green Power Investment Corp.
Lowering interest rates for Indian solar projects from around 14% to 7% would save around one-third of the project’s entire lifetime cost, according to a senior climate financier.
Developer China WindPower Group is to build a 20MW PV project in Tibet, according to a statement made to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
The Latin American region, which is comprised of Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, installed 625 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2014, a 370 percent annual growth rate over 2013, according to the newly released Q4 2014 Latin America PV Playbook from GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.).
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on January 28th, 2015 issued Andalay Solar, Inc. (San Jose, CA, U.S.) its seventh U.S. patent, which further strengthens the company's “InstantConnect” wiring technology.
U.S. Patent No. 8,938,919 covers the built-in electrical connectors that mate into the Andalay solar photovoltaic (PV) module frame technology. Andalay Solar is the first and only company in the industry to enjoy the advantage of having electrical connections that are integrated in the frame, the company emphasizes.
Based on its recent analysis of the solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter market, Frost & Sullivan (London, UK) recognizes Enphase Energy (Petaluma, Calif., U.S.) with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership.
Enphase is making considerable progress toward achieving its vision of providing clean, reliable and affordable solar energy to both the mainstream commercial and residential sectors, Frost & Sullivan commends.
Axion Power International, Inc. (New Castle, Pennsylvania, U.S.) a developer of advanced lead-carbon “PbC” batteries, energy storage systems and frequency regulation systems, on January 28th, 2015 announced a strategic marketing, sales and reselling agreement with privately owned Portland OR-based Pacific Energy Ventures LLC (PEV), a technology and project development firm specializing in the renewable energy and energy storage sectors.
PEV will promote the sale of “PbC” and “PowerCube” products for use with renewable energy and energy storage projects.
China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nanjing, China) on January 28th, 2015 announced that it had received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of the NASDAQ Stock Market, on January 22nd, 2015, informing the Company that it does not comply with the Nasdaq maintenance standard set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rules related to the maintenance of minimum market value of publicly held shares (MVPHS) of USD 15,000,000.
sPower (Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.) on January 28th, 2015 announced a non-exclusive joint development agreement with power developer Hecate Energy (Nashville/Columbus/Chicago) to develop and own/operate solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.
The first joint initiative is the sale of a 162 MWac portfolio to sPower comprised of three projects named Beacon 1, Beacon 3 and Beacon 4. The utility PV scale projects, near Mojave, California, in Kern County, will be designed and built by Hecate, then jointly owned and operated by sPower and Hecate.
NRG Renew (San Francisco, California, U.S.), a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.) and SunShare (Denver, CO, U.S.), one of the country's first and fastest-growing community solar companies, are partnering to finance and build 8.2 megawatts (MWac/10 MWdc) of community solar photovoltaic (PV) projects along the Front Range of Colorado (including Colorado Springs and Denver), which is enough to power more than 1,600 homes for 20 years.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (Mountain View, California, U.S.) forecasts the global installed capacity of renewable energy to more than double from 1,566 gigawatts (GW) in 2012 to reach 3,203 GW in 2025 at an average annual growth rate of 5.7 percent.
According to Frost & Sullivan’s “Annual Renewable Energy Outlook 2014”, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is expected to account for 33.4 percent of total renewable energy capacity additions over the 2012–2025 period.
The next edition of the SEMI International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV) will be presented and released on April 29th, 2015 in Shanghai, China, followed by a presentation on June 11th, 2015 during Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany.
With solar photovoltaic (PV) installations increasing rapidly around the globe, the importance of technology in the production of wafers, cells and modules is critically important, SEMI emphasizes. While the pressure on margins will remain, PV equipment and material suppliers play an important role in PV advancements.
Three months ago, Natcore Technology (Red Bank, N.J., US) announced that its scientists had created an all-low-temperature, laser-processed solar cell.
Now Natcore's scientists have taken a giant step further, with an advance that promises not only to slash production costs, but also add significantly greater power output to commercial solar cells, the company announces.