Photovoltaics (PV) News for June 2012

Photovoltaics (PV) 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.

First Solar scoops Catalina PV supply agreement

First Solar is to supply PV modules for the first phase of a 110MW solar development in California, the scheme’s developer announced on Wednesday.

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Bankrupt Scheuten bought by Aikosolar

Dutch PV company Scheuten Solar has been bought by Chinese solar manufacturer Aikosolar for an undisclosed sum, ending the company’s bankruptcy woes and re-launching it into the market.

First Solar, AGL to build 159MW Australian solar capacity

First Solar and AGL energy are to collaborate in building 159MW of solar capacity in Australia, as part of the Australian government’s Solar Flagships programme.

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.