A casual observer of the PV industry could be forgiven for wondering why, after yesterday’s ruling finalising a second round of steep US tariffs on Chinese PV products, Chinese solar stocks bumped along as if nothing had happened – in some cases even rising.
Solairedirect has raised nearly $300m in recent weeks to build 247MW of utility-scale PV capacity in France, Chile and India, with chief executive Thierry Lepercq saying solar’s global growth will continue regardless of depressed oil prices.
20 January 2015 04:46 GMT
Renewable technologies such as solar and wind are increasingly competing with conventional forms of generation on cost, with the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of PV falling by half over the four years to 2014, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said at its fifth assembly in Abu Dhabi this week.
19 January 2015 10:21 GMT
SunEdison's fountain of announcements this week in India – including plans to build 5GW of renewables capacity in the state of Karnataka over the next half-decade – speaks volumes about the future of renewables in emerging economies.
15 January 2015 12:56 GMT
06 January 2015 12:18 GMT
Motech Industries will merge with smaller Taiwanese compatriot Topcell Solar International, in a move highlighting the forces of consolidation facing Taiwan’s PV cell sector following the recent US solar trade decision.
31 December 2014 05:17 GMT
The Japanese government will introduce new rules from mid-January that may encourage a number of the nation’s utilities to end their recent decision to suspend grid access for producers of renewables-generated electricity.
19 December 2014 03:57 GMT
China’s recent commitment to low-carbon energy – which will require the equivalent of 5GW of new PV capacity every month for the next 15 years – helps lay a “good foundation” for an historic climate agreement in Paris next year, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says.
18 December 2014 09:31 GMT
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