Morocco embraces solar energy

Morocco plans to cover 42% of its energy needs with renewable sources by the year 2020. In pursuit of this goal, the country plans to install solar power plants with a total capacity of 2,000 MW.

Thuringia Celebrates Its Largest Solar Park in Ronneburg

Ronneburg / Wörrstadt - Past and future of our energy supply are situated closely together in the East German town of Ronneburg. Here, toxic uranium ore destined for the former Soviet Union’s nuclear industry was exploited until 1990 by the German mining company Wismut. Today, on the same site, Thuringia’s largest photovoltaic power plant produces clean electricity for about 5,600 households.

PV module price recovery not expected before second quarter of 2013

Last check of a PV module at a Chinese manufacturing plant in Baoding. EU investigation on anti-dumping charges against Chinese modules won't lead to a recovery of PV prices, say IHS analysts (photo: dpa).

Signs of recovery for PV module prices appear on the horizon, Californian PV analysts IHS iSuppli say, but not before the second quarter of 2013. The prognosis is based on shipment figures for the third quarter of this year.

Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

Tokyo - Solar Frontier has received orders from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and its partners for 92,000 CIS thin-film modules for use in utility-scale solar projects throughout Japan. Totalling 14.1 MW, these CIS modules will be installed in four projects, starting with Yamanashi Mega-Solar (provisional name) in Kai City and Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture (total: 10.3 MW).

SumVerter SV & SVC: Power inverters and inverter-chargers for PV off-grid systems made in Spain

SumSol, one of the most known and prestigious distributors in PV solar market, has launched its own range of electronic devices manufactured in Spain. The vast market experience selling products for PV stand alone systems, has allowed the design and manufacture of inverters and inverter-charges with specific characteristics for a perfect performance and easy operation: SumVerter.

Phoenix Solar: PV electricity for Volkswagen in Tennessee

The 9.5 MW Plant in Chattanooga is the biggest solar farm in the American state of Tennessee. (Photo: Phoenix Solar)

Phoenix Solar Inc., the US subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG, has completed a 9.5 MW open-land installation at the Volkswagen premises in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The plant is owned by Silicon Ranch Corporation, which has signed a 20-year contract with Volkswagen to supply photovoltaic electricity.