Solar News

LDK revenues double in Q4 2013, losses persist

2014-04-18 |

LDK Solar Co. Ltd.'s (Xinyu, China) revenues doubled on a year-over-year basis to USD 273 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to unaudited financial information which the company provided to regulators at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE, New York City). Read more...

 
Solar Report

Land of the Sun: Solar PV in Latin America

2014-03-25 |

With the slowdown in growth and contraction in European PV markets in 2012 and 2013, many in the solar industry have been wondering where the next big market will develop, and many have been considering the potential of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and particularly South America. It is easy to see why. The region offers strong market fundamentals, including high retail electricity prices, growing populations and economies which drive the need for more electricity generation, and in areas like Northern Chile and Northern Mexico, some of the best natural solar potential in the world. Read more...

Solar Energy System of the Month

Wildwoods Convention Center PV project

2013-07-05 |

In late July 2012, workers connected to the grid a 487 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the roof of the Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwoods, New Jersey, on the Jersey Shore of reality TV fame. This is a large PV plant, but by no means the largest in New Jersey, and the mixture of Suntech and Eoplly multicrystalline silicon PV modules and Power-One inverters is fairly mainstream as well. What makes this PV plant different is its investors. A total of 823 individuals from 42 US states invested more than USD 1 million in the plant, though crowd-funding platform Mosaic. Read more...

Solar Showcase

SAINT-GOBAIN SOLAR SOLUTIONS enhance efficiency in solar module manufacturing

2011-09-13 |

SAINT-GOBAIN SOLAR SOLUTIONS are intelligent, innovative and instant solutions for solar module manufacturing, offer cost-effectiveness, easy application and durability for perimeter sealing of the PV laminate to the aluminium frame and can be used as a process aid in securing and sealing all module components Read more...

Solar Interviews

Power efficiency, storage and solar: An interview with Green Charge Networks CEO Vic Shao

2014-02-26 |

Solar Server: What is the difference between energy efficiency and power efficiency, and why is power efficiency important? Vic Shao: The situation is that the utilities are spending hundreds of billions upgrading the distribution grid every year. And that is truly how much it costs to maintain our aging infrastructure. The challenge is always the 20 or 30 hours during the peak summer time in the country, to handle that peak capacity. Read more...

Solar point of view

Solar Point of View: Goldman’s “Transformational Moment” in Solar and How You Can Benefit

2014-02-10 |

Goldman Sachs sees a transformational moment in renewables and plans to invest in excess of $40 billion by 2021. The motivation for Goldman is to create a return on the capital they invest for their firm and clients, but where will it be invested and how can the capital be to your benefit? Goldman and peer banks are not new to solar investment. The top banks all have been very active investing in solar, a recent sample includes: Goldman Sachs ($500mm to SolarCity), US Bank and JP Morgan ($630mm to Sunrun), Banc of America ($220mm to SunPower), and Morgan Stanley ($300mm to Clean Power Finance). Read more...