Industry Info

  • 2014.06.18
    SolarCity Corp. (San Mateo, California, U.S.) has announced that it will acquire start-up Silevo Inc.(Fremont, California, U.S.), which makes high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) modules using a novel cell architecture....
  • 2014.06.13
    Ascent Solar, the CIGS thin-film solar manufacturer that turned to the consumer gadget market to survive, raised another $6 million from Ironridge Technology, as reported in Bloomberg, with the first $3 million tranched in April and the remainder in May....
  • 2014.06.12
    Before even the official start of summer, Italy's solar photovoltaic (PV) plants are meeting more than 10% of the nation's electricity demand, according to figures released by grid operator Terna (Rome)....
  • 2014.06.10
    Japan installed 88 MW of residential and 444 MW of “non-residential” solar photovoltaics (PV) under its feed-in tariff during February 2014, according to statistics released by the nation's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)....
  • 2014.06.09
    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has approved the winning bids to build the 250 MW Beacon solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Kern County, California along with 50 MW of PV within Los Angeles. Contracts for the projects still need to be approved by the Los Angeles City Council....
  • 2014.06.06
    Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Q1 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight report, the U.S. installed 232 megawatts of residential PV, exceeding the non-residential (commercial) market’s 225 megawatts for the first time in the history of the report....