2011-02-10

First Solar Acquires 15-Megawatt Amherstburg II Solar Project from Helios Energy Inc.

First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) and Helios Energy Inc. announced that First Solar has completed the acquisition of Helios Energy's Amherstburg II Solar Project, consisting of two separate facilities, which, together, total 15 megawatts (MW). Simu.. more
2011-02-09

Epir Technologies Creates Higher-Efficiency Thin-Film Solar Panels

In an effort to spur innovation in the field of solar research, the government has worked in recent years to increase funding to domestic solar companies; that funding seems to be paying off as an Illinois-based company announced it created solar panels that are more efficie.. more
2011-02-09

Princeton University to Install Powerful Solar Collector Field

Princeton University will become a leader in American higher education in solar energy when it installs a 5.3-megawatt solar collector field on 27 acres it owns in West Windsor Township. The system, comprising 16,500 photovoltaic panels, is expected to be one of the larges.. more
2011-02-09

Positive Signs from the Core Markets for Solar-Thermal Power Plants

The solar-thermal power generation sector saw a promising start to 2011. All of the Solar Millennium Group’s core markets showed positive signs: Spain has provided for legal security in the issue of feed-in tariffs for pre-registered projects; the US extended its.. more
2011-02-09

Georgia Power and EPRI Study Solar PV Installation on Power Lines

Georgia Power and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are conducting an 18-month study to evaluate how solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems may affect the utility's distribution system. Fifty PV systems are being installed in seven cities aroun.. more
2011-02-08

LDK Solar Announces Closing of Follow-on Public Offering and Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) (“LDK Solar”), a vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products and a leading manufacturer of solar wafers in terms of capacity, today announced the closing of its follow-on public offering of 13,800,000 A.. more
2011-02-08

Wells Fargo Finances Six Solar Power Projects Completed by GCL-Poly

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (3800.HK) and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced tax equity financing is complete for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a capacity of 6 MW at the University of San Diego and five high schools in the.. more
2011-02-08

Sempra Generation Selects Suntech and Zachry for Landmark Arizona Solar Power Plant

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, and Zachry Holdings, Inc., a leading U.S. EPC provider, today announced that they have been selected by Sempra Generation to design and constr.. more
2011-02-01

Duke Energy Prepared To Respond To Potential Storm Damage In Ohio And Kentucky

Duke Energy personnel are prepared to respond to the potential of a severe weather icing event threatening the Tri-State. “We continue to closely monitor this weather system and are ready to respond should outages occur,” said Jim Stanley, Duke Energy’.. more
2011-02-01

GreenCo to Purchase Renewable Energy Certificates from New Duke Energy Commercial Solar Project in North Carolina

Groundbreaking at the 6.4-megawatt (DC) Murfreesboro Solar Project (equivalent to 5 MW AC) is expected this spring. When completed in late 2011, the solar farm will be capable of generating enough electricity to power about 700 average-sized homes. GreenCo Solution.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

Mono-Si Prices Have Kept Dropping and the Competition with Multi-Si Has Become Severe: Price Trend

This week, the price movements are mostly concentrated in the mono-si supply chain. Because there were sufficient inventories for mono-si .. more

RESEARCH

The New Phase of Top Runner Program Favors Companies Already Dominant in Application Bases and N-Type Solutions in Technology Bases

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has recently released the official list of proposed projects under the Top Runne.. more

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