The US government has announced plans to smooth the path for the development of commercial-scale solar with US$15 million being set aside for community-lead projects.
LDK Solar has claimed through its Cayman Island liquidators that unaudited accounts indicate the company had revenue of US$273.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from US$156.6 million in the previous quarter.
According to new analysis from market research firm IHS sufficient PV module supply outside China and Taiwan exists to meet expected demand in the US in 2014, dampening panic buying before a US anti-dumping judgement due later this year.
Value of solar tariffs (VOST) of the type recently adopted in the US state of Minnesota create “serious instability for the solar industry”, according to US advocacy group The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC).
The UK is set to become the largest market for solar PV in Europe during 2014, confirming its status as the hottest market across the region.
Major CIS thin-film producer, Solar Frontier, is considering establishing a production plant in Buffalo, New York after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY CNSE).
Bosch claims it has developed an energy management system for optimising electrical and thermal energy consumption from solar power systems, which the company will launch at this year’s Intersolar exhibition and conference.
Strain placed on local electricity distribution infrastructure in the US could be most effectively eased through the use of secondary power electronics, a new report from analyst firm GTM Research has concluded.
US energy regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has revealed that 584MW of new large-scale solar energy capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2014.
Major PV energy provider Canadian Solar has been selected to supply 43MW of its CS6P255P modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan, according to the company.