Recent Solar

21 European Solar Associations call on the European Commission to end anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar panels and cells

Today 21 EU solar associations, representing 19 EU member states, called on the European Commission to end the Minimum Import Price (MIP), anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar modules and cells imported from China. The duties have been in place since the end of 2013, and have applied during a period where the rate of […]

UK government can do better for the future of energy than an anti-rooftop solar policy

The long term energy transition is a key priority for the European Union. Such a task requires continuity and consistency in government signals and working together with society. The recent UK consultation on solar feed-in tariffs contains drastic policy changes that could severely limit solar development in the UK, in particular for residential rooftops. The […]

Iberdrola to provide services to small solar photovoltaic energy producers

As part of its commitment to proposing solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of all customers The company will be offering this customer segment financial coverage and a maintenance service for their facility so as to ensure that it works properly and remains profitable Iberdrola estimates that there are around 62,000 small photovoltaic […]

First Solar, Skytron Energy enhance PV Plant Performance with EMEA Operations Center

NEW FACILITY IN BERLIN TO MONITOR AND OPTIMIZE ENERGY YIELD, PROFITABILITY OF PV POWER PLANTS First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and its subsidiary, skytron® energy GmbH, today announced the opening of a new Operations Center in Berlin. First Solar’s third facility of its kind in the world, the Center will be managed and operated by […]

Yingli Signs Its Largest Solar Panel Supply Agreement to Date in China

CFC Group selects Yingli to supply 170 MW of solar panels for PV power plants Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (“Yingli” or “Yingli Solar”) (NYSE:YGE), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that its holding subsidiary, Yingli Energy (Beijing) Company Limited (“Yingli Beijing”) has entered into an agreement with CFC Group […]

Suntech, with UK Partner Alternergy, Offers New Generation HyPro Solar Modules

Suntech, announced today its renewed partnership with Alternergy, Ltd., Suntech’s green energy supplier and long-term UK partner. Following a series of new PV module upgrades and introductions to the market this year, Suntech, via Alternergy, will be supplying its latest model, HyPro series, a new generation PERC solar module, to the UK solar market. “Despite […]

SolarCity Launches New Pennsylvania Operations Center

State and local leaders tour new facility and celebrate solar jobs in the region SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, is expanding its Pennsylvania presence with a new 20,000 square foot operations center in Norristown. State and local officials toured the facility and celebrated new solar jobs in the region with SolarCity staff. […]

SolarPower Europe Welcomes 50 New Members in 2015

SolarPower Europe goes from strength to strength with record growth over 50% in 2015. SolarPower Europe, the new EPIA, has seen record growth in the number of members in 2015. More than 50 new members from across the value chain have joined the association this year; including large industry players, national solar associations, through to […]

Energy Department Announces $102 Million to Tackle Solar Challenges, Expand Access to Clean Electricity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut climate-changing carbon pollution and continue building a clean energy economy in the United States, the Energy Department today announced more than $102 million in new projects and available funding to support American leadership in clean energy innovation. More than $52 million will support […]

Solar Power International welcomes Vice President Joe Biden

Largest Solar Power Trade Show in North America Demonstrates Industry’s Growth and Impact Solar Power International 2015 (SPI) today welcomed Vice President Joe Biden as he became the first sitting Vice President to deliver remarks at a solar power conference in North America. The Vice President’s remarks were delivered during the General Session of the […]