Solar electricity News for June 2012

Solar electricity News Archive

Schott Solar to stop c-Si PV manufacturing within the year

Yet another solar PV manufacturer has announced a scale back in production.

Planning approval granted for largest solar PV farm in UK

TGC Renewables, an independent renewable energy project developer, has secured planning approval for the largest UK solar PV project in the UK to date.

German legislators reach "halfhearted" compromise on solar FIT subsidy support

Germany’s fiercely disputed solar subsidy policy has finally been agreed after federal and provincial governments reached a “compromise” agreement this week, although the industry has dubbed it “halfhearted”.

DOE announces R&D funds to take promising renewable energy technologies to market

The US Energy Department is awarding new funding to the tune of $102 million to 104 small businesses in a bid to help advance cutting-edge clean energy innovations, the country’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced.

Canadian Solar to deliver 122MW US solar capacity

Canadian Solar is to deliver 122MW of solar PV capacity across the US, after acquiring interests in 11 utility-scale projects.

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Soitec bags $25 million for California solar factory

French solar manufacturer Soitec has secured a $25 million grant from the US government to support a new concentrated solar manufacturing facility in San Diego, California.

Samsung, Six Nations agree 250MW Ontario renewables deal

Samsung and Pattern Energy Group have agreed a deal with the Six Nations of the Grand River to build a 250MW solar and wind project in Ontario, Canada.

Solar profits to be boosted by emergent technologies going forward

Lux Research of Boston, Massachusetts, has predicted that a number of emerging technologies will boost profits in the solar PV sector by 2014.