180 Solar Panel Manufacturers Could Disappear by 2015

GTM Research says many PV solar panel makers will go under or be acquired soon. The global marketplace is simply over-saturated, the company’s report states, so dramatic changes are coming. The difference in PV supply and demand could be 35 GW a year.   About 88 companies are predicted to shutter PV factories, mainly in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The cost of solar panels and their manufacture has dropped so much it is simply too costly to produce them competitively in certain parts of the world. The number of companies affected by the fast-changing market conditions is huge, and very sad for the demise of their once promising ventures. “Manufacturing costs for firms in Europe, the U.S. and Japan are currently over 80 cents per watt. The cost for their Chinese competitors is between 58 cents and 68 cents per watt. The writing is on the wall: these companies will either take what they can get via acquisition or they will bow out,” said the report’s author, Shyam Mehta, Senior Analyst at GTM.  

Strategic Carbon LLC Expands Academic and Industry Relationships in Norway

Portsmouth, N.H., October 18, 2012 Strategic Carbon LLC, a global science-based energy and environmental consulting and development enterprise partially owned by Calypso Communications, recently visited Norway to complete a strategic network of world-class research institutions designed to support

Three Days, 50 CEOs, 400 Influencers

Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012 Offers One Stop Shop For Market Insights Attendees get first looks at new technologies, product updates and forecasts for 2013

ET Solar Receives Certisolis Certificates for BIPV Frameless Modules

NANJING, China, Oct. 17, 2012 -- ET Solar Group Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading solar one-stop solution provider, today announces obtainment of NF-EN 61215 and NF-EN 61730 type approval certificates for its BIPV frameless modules from Certisolis Test Centre("Certisolis").

ET Solar Announces PV Module Supply to EnergiMidt in Denmark

NANJING, China, Oct.17, 2012 -- ET Solar Group Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading solar one-stop solution provider, today announces signing of a Momentum of Understanding (MoU) on PV module supply to EnergiMidt, one of the largest PV players and utility companies in Denmark.

EJOT Solar Fastening Systems Teams With Grainger

EJOT Solar Fastening Systems, represented by ATF, Inc., has reached a distribution agreement with W.W. Grainger.

Ballard 1MW ClearGen™ Fuel Cell System Begins Operation at Toyota Headquarters Campus

Clean energy solution delivers peak power for 135 acre campus

Ecotech Institute Names Chris Gorrie Academic Dean

Gorrie Already has a Great Rapport with Students; Previously Served as Ecotech's Program Director and Instructor

PSG's Solar Off the Grid Monitoring System

Patriot Solar Group's Off the Grid Monitoring System allows for remote power to various monitoring and digital communication devices.

Film shows completion of 3 PV tests in under one minute

A new soalr PV tester has the capability to carry out multi-function testing quickly and effectively.

Solar Thermal Systems can be Planned and Simulated Quickly and Effectively with New T*SOL basic 5.0

With the introduction of T*SOL basic 5.0, Valentin Software will add a practical tool with a modern interface, simple user navigation and new design assistance to the T*SOL® range, providing users with convincing arguments to present to customers considering investing in a solar thermal system.

The Turkish International Renewable Energy Award Winners have now been announced.

The Turkish International Renewable Energy Congress (www.greenpowerconferences.com/TIREC ), the leading Turkish renewables conference, yesterday announced the winners of the esteemed Turkish International Renewable Energy Awards.

The Green Upgrade of South-East Europe

What are the current trends, free market niches for foreign companies and opportunities for new win-win partnerships in the Region?

Car battery maker A123 files for bankruptcy

Battery maker A123 Systems, a one-time darling of the U.S. electric car industry and recipient of millions in government funding, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday. The filing highlights the controversy over federal subsidies for "green energy" companies that has been a part of the 2012 presidential campaign.   A123 has $144 million in debt and missed a $2.7 million interest payment on Oct. 15. In 2009, A123 received $249 million in federal funding for advanced battery technology manufacturing at two sites in Michigan -- Romulus and Brownstown. The funding was part of $2.4 billion in stimulus funds designed to jump start advanced vehicle manufacturing in the United States.

MECASOLAR to supply solar trackers to 1MW solar installation with low-concentration modules in Sardi

The single-axis azimuth trackers from MECASOLAR have been adapted to the low-concentration modules from American firm SOLARIA that will be used in the 1MW solar facility in the Sardinian location of Villacidro. The new solar facility, developed by Euroenergy S.p.A., is expected to start operatin

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