Spot prices of crystalline silicon solar cells are on the rise as developers, eager to take advantage of generous government subsidies, are developing more and more solar farms, which is tightening silicon supply. Read More »
Speaking at the conference going on in San Francisco, Stefan de Haan an analyst with market research firm iSuppli, said that he expects 14.2 gigawatts of new solar PV installs in 2010 and 20.2 gigawatts of new installs in 2011. Read More »
Mid Europa Partners, a London-based private equity and buyout firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe, has agreed to invest €60 million ($76.19 million) for an undisclosed stake in Energy 21 a Czech developer and operator of PV-solar power plants, it’s first investment in the clean energy space. Mid-Europa has indicated that it plans to grow its green portfolio and is looking for other opportunities.
Panda Energy, is not giving up. A little more than a year after walking away from its bankrupt , the Dallas energy developer’s solar unit, Panda Solar Ventures, has teamed-up with ConEdison Development, a unit of the New York City electric utility, to develop up to 20 megawatts of solar PV projects on the East Coast.
This is the first time that the two companies have worked together. Read More »
Thin-film photovoltaic maker and plant developer First Solar has sold the 550-megawatt output of its Desert Sunlight photovoltaic solar project to Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) — for the full release. Read More »