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  • Danfoss acquires majority of Vacon

    Danfoss to Acquire AC Drive Company Vacon

    Danfoss is purchasing the majority of shares of Finnish AC drives company Vacon, creating a Nordic-based global player in the AC drives business. Vacon is a global company with R&D, production, and supply chain competences...
  • Mike Miskovsky

    Solar Industry Leader Miskovsky Joins QBotix as CEO

    QBotix, manufacturer of robot-enabled dual-axis solar tracking systems, announced that industry veteran Mike Miskovsky has joined the company as its new CEO.  Miskovsky assumes the role from company founder Wasiq Bokhari,...
  • sPower and Camborne to acquire and develop utility-scale solar in the UK
  • Renewable Energy generation the focus of policy worldwide

    EU PVSEC 2014: Solar power at a turning point

    The EU PVSEC 2014 takes place in a time when renewable energies and photovoltaics are at a turning point. While there is policy uncertainty in many areas of the globe, solar energy production is beginning to take its rightful...
  • Freesun HEC-UL

    Power Electronics Announces US Headquarters in Arizona

    Power Electronics, based in Valencia, Spain, has announced a new US headquarters, located in Phoenix, Arizona.  This location will be the central hub for the ongoing expansion into the North American market. The large...
  • In 2015 PV installations will jump to 243MW in Central America

    Solar Capacity in Central America to Surge

    Set to install 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity within a six-year period through 2018, Central America is attracting attention from PV developers from around the world, according to a new report from IHS...
  • Google invests in huge solar plant in North America
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  • Upsolar installation in Turkey

    Upsolar Commissions Solar PV Project in Turkey

    Upsolar announced the completion of its first major solar electric system in Turkey. Developed in partnership with local EPC Güvenli Enerji, the 51.5 kW ground-mounted PV system in Izmir was part of the Turkish government’s recent...
  • DuPont and Yingli recently completed a 210 kilowatt solar power project on the rooftop of the DuPont China RD Center in Shanghai

    DuPont and Yingli Collaborate on China Solar Power Project

    DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited  have completed the installation of a 210 kilowatt solar power project on the rooftop of the DuPont China R&D Center in Shanghai. The project contains...
  • 3D microscopy image of polymer tandem solar cell

    3D Microscope Facilitates Polymer Tandem Solar Cell Production

    Employing a new generation of high-resolution X-ray microscopes based on ptychography, scientists from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Roskilde have developed a novel 3D microscopy method at the P06 beam line of the DESY synchrotron,...
  • ATIs DuraTrack HZ solar tracker boosts power for dairy
  • TuV Rheinland performs fire testing of PV modules
  • Since the 1980s, solar radiation has increased As a result, PV systems in Germany are more cost-effective than anticipated with yields exceeding predictions by 5 percent Fraunhofer ISE

    German PV Systems are More Cost-Effective than Anticipated

    PV systems in Germany are regularly generating higher yields than expected. An investigation by Fraunhofer ISE links these higher yields to an upward trend in solar radiation, pointing out that the current radiation level in Germany is considerably...
  • Lightsource Renewable Energy OM using Seaward Solarlink PV test kit

    Test Technology Helps Maintain PV Power Plants

    Lightsource Renewable Energy owns and operates nearly 200 solar farms and large-scale roof mounted solar installations, as well as around 130 smaller scale assets on schools and other properties in the UK. Committed to generating renewable energy...
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  • Monetising the value of energy efficiency

    Energy Efficiency, A Hidden Fuel According to IEA Report

    The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) published today. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called...
  • Australia government advised on cuts to renewables

    Australian Government Advised to Slash Support for Solar

    The Abbot government in Australia supports its policy of 20% of all electricity from renewable sources but the hand-picked Warburton review panel is recommending either closing the Renewable Energy Tariff (RET) to new investment in wind and...
  • FiT reduced for existing PV in Italy
  • NY-Sun solar incentive program goes statewide in New York

    New York Transitions to Single State Incentive Program

    New York state's multiple solar programs are transitioning to the single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program. This effort is designed to support the State’s vibrant solar economy through the $1 billion NY-Sun initiative, which will...
  • A solar PV project in one of the villages in Nigerias Jigawa state Image courtesy of Solarenergydemystified

    Nigeria Makes Progress with $5 billion Investment in Solar PV

    Nigeria’s determination to generate an additional 500MW from solar PV by next year and create a base for increasing the capacity to 4,000MW by 2025,  appear to be on course after the recent signing of a major renewable energy development...
  • Antidumping duties imposed on Chinese and Taiwanese solar modules

    SEIA Condemns Decision to Impose New Tariffs on Solar Modules

    In a further escalation of the solar trade war with China, the US Department of Commerce has imposed yet another layer of tariffs on solar modules from China, and for the first time on imports from Taiwan.  In a recent decision, the Department...
  • US government says solar is on the rise

    US Government Forecasts Big Gains for Solar Energy

    A new report issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that most new electric generation capacity in the United States through 2040 will come from natural gas and renewable energy.  Of the 83 gigawatts (GW) of...
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