- Industry Roundup
- Fab & Facilities
- Cell Processing
- Thin Film
- PV Modules
- Power Generation
A survey conducted by the European Commission has found that 90% of citizens think it’s important for their government to aim for a greater share of renewable energy by 2030.
The company showcased a selection of its products at the Ecobuild show in London this week, including a battery-based energy storage system for use in combination with PV.
Wuxi Suntech is currently upgrading cell and module production lines in China ahead of plans to increase in-house module capacity in 2014, according to its recently appointed CEO, Eric Luo.
Ministers from the 13 EU ‘Green Growth Group’ countries have released a joint statement, urging the European Council to adopt a climate and energy framework going forward to 2030.
PV module manufacturer, ET Solar has moved downstream and entered the UK market as an EPC to construct an 8.4MWp ground-mounted PV power plant in the village of Bridgewater in Somerset.
The management of German rooftop PV installer and module manufacturer Centrosolar has unveiled an insolvency plan, which has been approved by the company’s creditors’ committee.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) is planning to increase its solar and wind assets with as much as £200 million of investment a year.
The French law which guarantees a feed-in tariff (FiT) bonus of 5% or 10% for PV systems made with domestically-produced content may be facing the scrapheap, according to a French environmental law specialist.
PV plant provider, S.A.G Solarstrom has sold a collection of German projects.
Global module manufacturer, JA Solar Holdings is to supply 7.8MW of modules to large-scale UK developer, British Solar Renewables.
Integrated PV EPC firm, Martifer Solar said it was building a 78.4MWp portfolio of PV power plants in the UK for Lightsource Renewable Energy, a major player in the PV energy generation market.
EU state aid guidelines for renewable energy could hamper emerging technologies, slow the cost-decline of solar PV and put support for smaller scale projects at risk, according to 28 industry bodies.
The new-look Wuxi Suntech plans an expansion of its sales team in Europe with the UK picked out as a particularly strong prospect.
The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI), a panel appointed to make top-level recommendations to the German government, has suggested that state support for renewable energy should be curtailed.
IBC Solar has completed the last of ten sections of the Jura Solarpark in Bavaria. The plant is expected to provide electricity to over 10,000 homes.
After establishing PV projects in areas such as North America, SunEdison is finally making its way to the UK, as the manufacturing giant is constructing four PV plants in the UK.
Chinese manufacturer Yingli Green is to supply 54MW of its modules for seven PV projects in the UK.
Beleaguered module manufacturer SolarWorld has announced the conclusion of its financial restructuring and confirmed that its debt now stands at €427 million (US$587 million).
Cumulative gird-connected PV installations in the Netherlands reached over 660MW by the end of last year, figures show.
Following its exit from PV module manufacturing in 2012, industrial technology firm SCHOTT is seeking a partner to take a majority shareholding in its Concentrated Solar Power (CPS) division.
PV equipment supplier, Singulus Technologies reported preliminary revenue for 2013 of €134 million (US$184 million), up 23% from the previous year.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund has announced that is has entered into a conditional contract to acquire its ninth large-scale solar farm, a 19MW project in Wilshire, UK.
Production equipment and plant construction firm RENA has pinned its hopes for a successful restructuring process on the expected upturn in the solar industry.
The investment arm of Photon Energy has launched a new ‘yield co’ investment vehicle for European solar assets.
Protesters will hit the streets of Berlin today in opposition to proposed changes to Germany’s energy policy including plans for a levy on self-consumption.
Solar developers in the UK are being forced to put workers at risk in order to connect projects before a reduction in large-scale solar subsidy next month, a leading developer has warned.
Meyer Burger and CSEM PV Center are establishing the Swiss-Inno HJT Project that will include a pilot line and development program to produce low-cost Heterojunction silicon solar cell technology (HJT).
PV producers in Europe face significant changes to the way they handle waste solar modules after an EU-wide change of disposal rules came into effect last week.
Italian solar manufacturer Waris has announced that it will double the production capacity of its manufacturing facility in Condino, following the signing of an agreement with distributor Solarmarkt Deutschland.
The Dutch PV distributor and installer Sunconnex has filed for insolvency, according to papers lodged with a court in Amsterdam last week.
The chief executive officer of Photon Energy, George Hotar, has claimed the company’s new strategy to move away from dependence on government support schemes for solar has been a success.
Saint-Gobain subsidiary, AVANCIS has reported a 30 x 30 cm² champion CIS thin-film module with a conversion efficiency of 16.6%, verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Insolvent German PV project developer, S.A.G. Solarstrom, has said it is seeking new investors as part of its restructuring plan will officially open insolvency proceedings on 1 March 2014.
Flanders has declared residential PV “profitable” and is subsequently cutting its residential solar subsidy next week, according to the EPIA.
Aleo solar has said it expects losses for 2013 exceeded half its share value triggering an extraordinary general meeting.
The latest draft guidelines on state aid by the European Commission have drawn criticism from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), claiming they could “constrain member states’ capabilities to reach their 2020 binding renewable targets”.
Developer AGRenewables (AGR) has teamed up with South Korea’s Hanwha Q Cells on a 23.4MW PV project in Cambridgeshire, UK.
Trina Solar has expanded its distribution network in the UK as it eyes the country’s underdeveloped commercial sector.
New EU WEEE regulations coming into force will be met in France by a consortium of PV manufacturers and industry body, PV CYCLE.
BNRG Northern Power has been granted planning permission for the first utility-scale solar farm to be built in Ireland or Northern Ireland, a 5.1MW solar farm in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
China-based energy company, Hanergy Holding has transferred Hanergy UK’s operations to Hanergy Solar, its dedicated downstream PV operation.
Germany will install 2.8GW of new PV capacity in 2014, according to a new report by EuPD Research.
Inverter manufacturer, SolarMax, has installed 388 of its string inverters at the 6MW Neuenbrook solar park in Germany.
The PV cell and module manufacturing operations of Dutch firm Pufin Power are to increase their production capacity after securing a supply deal with French distributor Thomson Energy.
MEPs have voted for stronger clean energy and climate goals for 2030 than those currently on the table in a move that signals the start of a likely protracted debate.
Dramatic retroactive cuts to Spain’s solar support regime have led to furniture giant IKEA cutting its losses on a 10MW PV plant and handing the keys back to the bank.
Spain’s antitrust authority Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has revealed the scale of the cuts in support for solar farms.
The Caribbean island owned by Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson is to be fitted with a solar and wind powered mini-grid installed by US-based NRG Energy.
Roth & Rau, a subsidiary of Meyer Burger, reported a 50% drop in revenue for 2013 compared to the previous year, with increased losses.
SolarWorld said in a statement that it had reached an agreement with a long-term “raw material” supplier to restructure supply contracts that would result in impairment charges in the “double-digit million Euro amount.”