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9 May 2011

Government advisory board report neglects solar’s retail potential, says trade body

The Solar Trade Association has highlighted an apparent shortcoming in the Committee on Climate Change’s renewable energy report that could underestimate the potential of the UK solar industry.

9 May 2011

NewNet Investor Profile: Peter Dickson, BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partnersp

Launching a fund five days before the collapse of Lehman Brothers could be seen as ill-timed. For many, it would almost certainly lead to a reversal of plans and an end to fundraising activities. For green infrastructure investor BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners and its technical director Peter Dickson, however, focusing its activities on renewable energy proved to be an unexpected redeeming feature.

6 May 2011

UK draws FIT consultation to close

The UK government’s consultation over proposed cuts to feed-in tariffs for solar installations of 50kW or above draws to a close today.

6 May 2011

India’s renewable energy plans require $34bn investment by 2017

The government of India’s ambitious plans for renewable energy have grown incrementally in the last few years, with it quadrupling its target for solar capacity only this year. Until now many of these goals seemed rather far off but have prompted a surge of investment in the country’s renewable energy infrastructure.

6 May 2011

Solar fuel developer Joule secures first project site in New Mexico

Joule, a US-based company that is pioneering the production of liquid fuel from the sun, has secured its first project site in New Mexico that could make it eligible for $19m in state incentives.

5 May 2011

Solar sales keep loss-facing MEMC Electronic Materials afloat in Q1

New York-listed solar wafer manufacturer MEMC Electronic Materials’s net sales rose 68 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011 to $735.9m, with a seasonal upsurge in demand for its solar materials.

5 May 2011

Solar Trust of America appoints Edward Sullivan as vice president

Project developer Solar Trust of America has expanded its management team with the appointment of Edward Sullivan as vice president, joining the company in what it describes as a crucial period of expansion.

5 May 2011

NRG Energy takes nuclear hit in Q1, progresses solar projects

US-based NRG Energy said its first quarter revenues took a hit after it took the decision to loose $481m and discontinue plans to invest in nuclear after the Japanese disaster, but that the solar projects were continuing apace.

5 May 2011

Iberdrola hits €1bn in Q1 profit for first time

Spanish renewable energy producer Iberdrola made its first billion in net profit in the opening quarter of 2011, reaping over €1.01bn.

5 May 2011

Solar company Conergy targets Canadian market

Germany-based solar company Conergy is to target the Canadian market after demand for locally produced modules led to supply shortages.

4 May 2011

SunPower to incur $42.5m charge if it walks away from Total buy-out

Solar company SunPower could incur a $42.5m termination fee if it pulls back from its planned acquisition by French oil major Total.

4 May 2011

US Bancorp makes its largest renewable energy tax equity injection

US Bancorp, which is owned by the fifth largest commercial bank in the US, has made its biggest renewable energy tax equity fund to date.

4 May 2011

Woolly renewable energy planning policy masked by ‘red tape’, says QC

Red tape is a fallacy created by those who wish to divert attention from the real problem – a lack of clarity in policy, according to Stephen Hockman QC, who specialises in environmental planning law.

4 May 2011

REC revenue takes a knock in Q1

Integrated solar product producer REC’s revenues in the opening quarter of 2011 took a 16 per cent hit due to a combination of seasonal effects and uncertainties relating to the subsidy scheme in Italy.

4 May 2011

Semiconductor growth continues in March despite Japan disasters

With many of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers and providers based in Japan and other parts of Asia, the semiconductor industry feared that the country’s tsunami and earthquake disasters this March could have a detrimental effect on the industry and supply chain.

4 May 2011

First Solar shares drop after Q1 sales decline

First Solar's shares dropped further on Nasdaq today, after the company reported a drop in net sales for the first quarter of 2011.

3 May 2011

SunPower stocks climb after Total’s share buy

Stocks of solar company SunPower have jumped since French oil giant Total announced it was to buy a 60 per cent stake in the US company.

3 May 2011

SunBorne, Suntech target India under 100MW solar deal

Utility-scale solar solution provider SunBorne Energy and Suntech Power have entered into a 100MW solar framework agreement to jointly target projects in India.

3 May 2011

Renewable resources to usurp oil and gas, survey shows

Renewable resources will overtake oil, gas and coal as the world’s prevailing sources of energy, according to a new international energy survey focused on the offshore industry.

3 May 2011

Silfab, Agris to benefit from Ontario FIT under solar deal

Solar module manufacturer Silfab has signed a deal with Agris Solar to provide equipment for its portfolio of installations totalling 9.3MW, which will benefit from Canada’s feed-in tariff scheme.

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