Obama says solar is helping to create new jobs in the US


In his 2014 state of the union address, US President Barack Obama touted the success of the US solar industry in creating new jobs and... read more

Capital expenditures for new PV manufacturing equipment to grow starting in 2015, NPD Solarbuzz


Spending on new PV manufacturing equipment could potentially reach $10 billion in revenue in 2017 as a result of a new PV manufacturing... read more

Brazil's first A-3 energy auction of 2014 will not accept proposals for solar projects


Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) announced it will hold Brazil’s first A-3 energy auction for 2014 on June 6, according to... read more

PV Grid consortium publishes recommendations for easing integration of PV into European grids


The Europe-wide PV Grid consortium has released a consultation document containing key recommendations for the adoption of technical... read more

French General Commission for Strategy and Economic Foresight calls for end to national FIT schemes


At the request of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, France’s General Commission for Strategy and Economic Foresight (CGSP) has... read more

Wacker and OCI benefiting from duties on US polysilicon imported into China, Bernreuter Research


Germany-based Wacker Chemie AG and South Korea’s OCI Co Ltd., the world’s No. 2 and 3 polysilicon manufacturers, respectively, have come... read more

Philippines approved PV project pipeline tops 1 GW


As of the end of December 2013, the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) had awarded 61 service contracts for PV projects totaling 1,... read more

US solar industry now employs more than 142,000 people


The US solar industry employed 142,698 people as of November 2013, according to a new report from the Solar Foundation, a US-based... read more

Ontario energy regulator receives PV project proposals totaling 463 MW during latest FIT window


During the most recent FIT 3 application window, which ran from Nov. 4 to Dec. 13, 2013, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the energy... read more

China says polysilicon from EU damaged its industry, but it will not imposes duties


The Chinese government will not introduce provisional antidumping and anti-subsidy duties on polysilicon imports from the EU, according... read more