Solar electricity News for May 2012

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New study dismisses "myths" concerning competitiveness of solar power

A new research paper released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance claims that common perceptions advocating a lack of competitiveness of solar power are misleading and redundant.

eSolar and Sanmin-SCI form new partnership

The two companies have joined forces in order to combine their expertise in solar thermal, component design and manufacturing for utility scale solar.

World’s "largest solar park" to be created in Serbia

Representatives of the Serbian Government and Securum Equity Partners Europe have signed a memorandum regarding construction of what is claimed to be the largest solar park the world has seen so far.

Yingli brings solar power to Brazil’s most prestigious football stadium

A partnership between Chinese company Yingli Green Energy, EDF Consultoria and the State of Rio de Janeiro is bringing solar power to Brazil’s most prestigious sports stadium, Estado do Maracana, which will host the 2014 World Cup.

First Solar hit by lower prices and restructuring cost – new CEO

First Solar fell into loss of US$ 449.4 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012, compared with a net profit of US$116m in the same period last year, as the company was hit by low prices for solar and restructuring costs.

3M and Gossamer Space Frames unveil large parabolic trough

3M’s Renewable Energy Division and Gossamer Space Frames have launched a parabolic trough solar collector with a concentration factor of over 100x and an aperture size of 7.3 m, said to reduce equipment and installation costs for concentrating solar power (CSP) systems.

CSP market to double by 2020

The market for concentrating solar power (CSP) is set to more than double by 2020 despite the current lull, according to analyst Pike Research.