The German inverter manufacturer opens bankruptcy proceedings, citing poor market conditions.
The solar module producer’s evolution to international markets has prompted the company to relocate its headquarters to the emerging Middle East.
The factory, in London, started operations in November and will supply modules for Samsung's 300 MW Ontario solar pipeline. Samsung says it will create 9,000 renewables jobs in Ontario under the Green Energy Investment Agreement signed with the provincial government.
The German developer says the $2 million loan will tide it over until project sales and loan repayments bring in at least $14 million by the end of June. Solarstrom will also use the money to continue its search for a white knight investor.
The Shanghai manufacturer has reportedly confirmed its default on a $15 million interest payment to Chinese bondholders. The development comes despite the company's presence on the Chinese government's list of favored companies.
Solar farm investments and a rebound in rooftop residential demand have led to the U.K. becoming the most important solar PV market in Europe, according to exhibitors at this year's Ecobuild show, London.
India's largest solar cell manufacturer blames low cell prices for continued idling of one of its manufacturing plants.
The exhibition will be the first PVSEC event on African soil, reflecting the industry's growing presence on the continent.
Construction work at the largest solar park in the Philippines is making good progress, with a nationwide ripple effect expected.
Manufacturer’s Life Insurance Company provides funding for solar company's Val Caron PV project in Ontario.
In a new record for annual solar growth in the U.S., solar PV installations rose 41 percent from 2012 to reach 4,751 MW in 2013. The news comes from Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, a report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The additional installations brought the total PV […]
A new report finds that the solar industry employs a higher than average rate of veterans, a group often faced with high unemployment. The findings show that as of November 2013, America’s solar industry has grown by 500 percent since 2008, providing more than 13,000 veterans with job opportunities. Almost ten percent of all solar […]
SunEdison and MIC Solar Energy Holdings have completed the largest PV solar installation at any U.S. Defense Department site, at Davis-Monathan Air Force Base in Tuscon, Arizona. The 16.4 MW ground-mounted PV installation covers 170 acres of land that was previously unused, with 57,000 modules that automatically track the sun’s path to maximise electricity generation. […]
The U.S. Department of Energy has revealed the 20 teams of college students participating in the next Solar Decathlon. The teams, hailing from the U.S. and abroad, will spend the next two years developing solar homes to be displayed at the 2015 Solar Decathlon held in Orange County Great Park, California. The homes will be […]
The U.S. government has filed a complaint against India with the World Trade Organization (WTO), claiming aspects of the Indian government’s solar expansion plan break global trade rules. As part of it’s National Solar Mission (NSM), which aims to deploy 20,000 MW of solar by 2022, the Indian government is requiring that solar power developers […]
The world’s largest solar thermal power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, is live and delivering power to Californians. Covering around 3,500 acres of federal land near the California-Nevada border, the system has a field of thousands of mirror-like heliostats that direct sunlight to receivers on three 450-foot high towers. The heat then boils […]
Major U.S. solar firm SolarCity has started a nonprofit organization to help provide children around the world with clean energy to light their schools. Through the Give Power Foundation, SolarCity will donate a PV solar power system and battery unit to a school without electricity for every megawatt of residential PV that SolarCity installs this […]
Rumor has it that Apple is developing a solar-powered wristwatch, according to a New York Times report. That’s based on comments from insiders and former employees, and the fact that Apple recently posted a job advertisement seeking an engineer specialising in solar and has poached employees from battery tech companies like Tesla. There have already […]
Westmill Solar Park, a 30-acre solar farm is on the border of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire in the UK, is offering locals a source of renewable energy and a clean investment opportunity. The farm is own by the the Westmill Solar Co-operative’s 1,648 members. It’s the first large scale solar farm cooperative in the UK, and […]
New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, host to the recent Super Bowl clash between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, is a shining example of how solar is hitting the mainstream. The ring atop the stadium, made of LED light bulbs, is powered by 1,350 building integrated PV panels installed by NRG Solar in 2012. The 314 […]