China-based monocrystalline module producer Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co (HT-SAAE) has completed a production line upgrade from three- to four-busbar technology.
PV module manufacturers are expected to see record revenues next year as the recovery for the industry that has been gathering pace in the last 18 months reaches its peak, according to IHS.
A world entirely powered by renewable energy is achievable by 2050 and is a scenario that is becomingly increasingly essential to prevent runaway climate change, a Greenpeace study has claimed.
Chile had 597MW of operational solar PV capacity at the end of August, up 46MW in the two months since the end of June when operational capacity stood at 553MW.
Spanish utility giant Iberdrola has launched a new service for small solar PV producers in Spain, offering financial coverage under a fixed price model and maintenance services.
PV energy provider GCL New Energy Holdings subsidiary, Nanjing GCL New Energy has signed a 100MW module supply order with China-based PV manufacturer, ZNShine.
PV developer First Solar and its subsidiary renewable energy plant monitoring equipment and power control provider skytron energy have opened an operations centre in Berlin, Germany, to provide remote monitoring, real-time supervision and plant control for PV systems across Europe, Middle East and EMEA region.
Taiwan-based market research firm EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce expects prices for polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules to steadily increase through the second half of the year as downstream demand in China, US, Japan and India remains strong.
PV systems integrator Phoenix Solar said it could report an EBIT loss for the full-year, due to the cancellation of a planned PV power plant project in Asia.
The boss of oil company Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) has admitted that solar will one day overtake fossil fuels in the portfolios of mainstream investors, while describing oil as a “very, very volatile business”.
A small municipal utility will be the recipient of what is thought to be one of the first US projects to try out a combination of revenue streams from a storage battery linked to a solar farm.
Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has introduced a new solar PV target of 7GW capacity by 2024, almost doubling its previous target.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a non-profit organisation funded by electric utilities to conduct research on issues related to the electric power industry in USA, is leading a project that will see renewable energy development company SunEdison supply battery systems for nine net-zero energy homes in California.
The Indian state of Uttarakhand has invited bids for 170MW of grid-connected solar power capacity, despite having abundant hydro power and expensive land prices.
ConEdison Development, a subsidiary of mammoth US utility company ConEdison developing and operating solar and wind power projects, has acquired a 50% stake in a 335MW DC solar farm in California.