Chinese manufacturer Yingli – which improved its first quarter module shipment forecast this week – will supply 10 MW of its YGE 60 Cell Series panels to project at Gemas, Negri Sembilan.
The Russian government has reportedly signed a decree aiming for 6 GW of new renewables generation capacity as it aims to generate 2.5% of its energy needs from renewables by 2020.
Aleo Solar AG announced today it was currently holding initial talks with potential investors to sell Bosch's majority stake of the German photovoltaic manufacturer.
The European Commission has proposed its member states open talks on an investment agreement with China despite the ongoing anti-dumping investigations between both parties.
The University of Cyprus has announced plans for a second, 10 to 13 MW, solar park and revealed it will lead a €1.3 million research program into the adoption of net metering across the EU.
Panasonic set to close wafer production at Oregon plant.
The management board of the inverter manufacturer for photovoltaic systems is still unable to rule out a loss for the current financial year. Thus there will presumably be further layoffs at SMA.
Renewables company Lightsource Renewable Energy acquires 6.3 MW Solarcentury PV park.
First phase of Cupertino's 6 MW multi-site project is complete.
Wide disparity between reliability expectations and performance.
The EU, U.S. and China have announced a collaborative effort to resolve the ongoing trade dispute over low-priced Chinese solar panels. After discussions last week in Shanghai, the vice president of trade and competitiveness for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) John Smirnow says “it’s time for everyone to work together toward a fair resolution [...]
A team of Australian scientists have made the largest plastic, flexible solar cells ever produced in the country. At the size of an A3 sheet of paper (11.7 x 16.5 inches), the cell is 10 times the size of what they had previously made, thanks to a new solar cell printer worth $200,000. It’s a [...]
Eight new solar installations recently went live at Walmart stores across Massachusetts. The installations totalled almost 10,000 solar panels and will generate 2.8 million kWh of electricity each year – saving over 1,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, which is about equivalent to taking 309 cars off the road. “The stores in [...]
New data from the Clean Jobs Index shows that in the first three months of 2013, almost 750,000 “clean jobs” were posted across the U.S. The Index, compiled by the Ecotech Institute, found that over 8,000 of these jobs were in the solar industry. The job postings included positions for solar sales representatives, installers and [...]
A new report finds that the U.S. military has over 130 MW of installed solar capacity across 31 states, with a 1.1 GW more to be added by 2017. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) report – “Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. Military with Solar Energy” – looks at the use of solar across [...]
A City Council in California has unanimously voted to mandate solar on new buildings. Located in Sonoma County, Sebastopol is the second city in the country to require all new homes and commercial buildings to have solar PV systems. The building code will require all new homes and commercial buildings to have a solar system [...]
According to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), global PV installations could reach 48 GW in 2017. The figure comes from the EPIA’s latest publication, “Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics 2013-2017,” which forecasts the global and European solar market outlook. The report confirmed that 31 GW of new solar PV capacity was added globally in [...]
A new collaborative research project could develop a solar power system that concentrates sunlight 2000 times and converts 80 percent of incoming sunlight to energy. The Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation awarded a $2.4 million grant to scientists from computer giant IBM Research, solar company Airlight Energy, technology university ETH Zurich and the Interstate [...]
A group of solar companies have formed a new lobby group, The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC), to ensure that net energy metering programs across the country continue. The founding members of TASC are SolarCity, Sungevity, Sunrun and Verengo. The Alliance aims to protect consumers choice to switch from utility power to distributed solar. “Americans [...]
Colorado State University has developed a new online tool, the Advanced Energy Legislation (AEL) Tracker, to help monitor and analyze energy legislation across the USA. The database is a product of the University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and covers all types of energy-related legislation, including solar, other [...]