Solar electricity Features for December 2011
A solar industry campaign to slow down government-planned cuts to solar subsidies in the UK has won a significant legal victory, but what does this mean for the industry?
22 December, 2011
Part five: While part four of this mini series showed that film technology has found times tough of late, crystalline silicon is expected to be the mainstay PV technology for some time to come.
22 December, 2011
Part four: for thin film technology it has been a thin line between its popularity - and subsequent talk of its demise. Just three years back, it was projected to be heading towards dominion over silicon. Instead, it finds itself stalled at around 10% of the market...
19 December, 2011
Part three: Describing the relationship between supply and demand in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is no mean feat – especially when the industry does not follow the rules.
14 December, 2011
Part two: No time to panic - a solar history lesson
13 December, 2011
Part one: Paula Mints looks at the background of the great solar squeeze, pre Solyndra.
12 December, 2011
Accolades like the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy raise the profile of community energy schemes in the developing world. We look at a few of those that impressed the judges this year.
09 December, 2011
Since the UK Government went public with its decision to slash subsidies for Solar PV – setting a cut off date of 12 December for the old tariff level – the repercussions continue to reverberate around the industry with a legal challenge now underway.
07 December, 2011
Fierce competition in the solar industry between China and the U.S. has taken a further step closer to becoming an all-out trade war, after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) concurred with the CASM that China has a dumping case to answer.
05 December, 2011
Thinking about Greece used to create a picture of a summer holiday spent on the beach in the sun, sailing the steady winds of the Meltemi in the Cyclades. But today the country is intent on becoming the energy hub of Southeast Europe. So should the financial troubles facing it put off potential investors?
02 December, 2011
September/October: Our monthly column, written by the Energy Industries Council, reports on project development in the renewable energy marketplace.
01 December, 2011