First Solar and LDK: Two Solar Power Stocks Headed in Opposite Directions

The past few years have been brutal for solar power stocks. First, the 2008-2009 financial crisis scared away customers and depressed sales. Some solar firms benefited from government stimulus packages during the recession, but their prospects have since dimmed as debt-saddled governments rein in spending—including on subsidies for new solar projects. Looming in the background is a glut of solar panels that has lasted for more than two years. That has depressed prices and put severe pressure on the profits of many solar power stocks. This Solar Power Stock’s Downward Spiral Is Continuing Case in point: LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK), which just reported a net loss of $254.3 million, or $2.00 a share, in the second quarter. That was much wider than the $87.7 million, or $0.62 a share, that the company lost a year earlier. It was also far worse than the $1.42 a share that the Street was expecting. Revenue dropped 53%, to $235.4 million, also missing the consensus estimate of $237.5 million. Read Full Article:

P4Q to Open Solar Electronics Factory

P4Q USA, Inc. the world's largest supplier of solar tracking controllers is locating its North American headquarters and production facility to Albuquerque, NM, which will support its solar, lighting and train business divisions.

APRICUS SOLAR ANNOUNCES EXPANSION

Growing Solar Thermal Provider to Double Manufacturing Space

Local Chambers of Commerce Urge Congress to Extend Critical Wind Tax Credit

National Chamber Network, Representing 240 Local Chambers Nationwide, Says Tax Incentive is Critical to Boosting American Wind Energy Jobs and Innovation

P4Q to Open Solar Electronics Factory

The facility will include a state-of-the-art surface mount technology assembly line that will make both products for P4Q USA and components for their clients on a contract basis.

It is Watt Your Wall Has Been Waiting for

GE Launches the Stylish, Smart and Simple Wattstation Wall Mounted Electric Vehicle Chargers in Europe

KYOCERA Implements Renewable Energy Technology in Launch of U.S.-Japan Smart-Grid

New Mexico project is first international collaboration in the U.S. to use solar energy to provide a significant portion of residential power needs

AlsoEnergy Announces 200th School PV Monitoring System Installed

Achievement creates visual technology teaching tools about energy production and usage

McCune Solar Works Assuming Operations of the Schott Solar Facility in Albuquerque, NM

McCune Solar Works LLC., a McCune Works Inc. company, is in final stages of negotiations to assume operations of the Schott Solar facility in Albuquerque, NM.

Dow Corning, LG Electronics and Seowon University Announce Memorandum of Understanding for PV System Installations

Dow Corning Corporation has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with LG Electronics and Seowon University relating to innovative photovoltaic (PV) systems using LG Electronics modules made with Dow Corning silicone encapsulation technology for installation on Seowon University's premises in South Korea.

4th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012 themed

The 4th International Singapore Compact CSR Summit 2012 is back and themed around "Corporate Social Responsibility: Trends, Threats and Opportunities", taking place on 27th and 28th September 2012.

ImagineSolar Announces Fall Training Schedule

ImagineSolar, a solar energy and smart grid training provider located in Austin, TX, is announcing a fast-track schedule for online and hands-on photovoltaic system training.

SkyFuel Honored with 2012 SolarPACES Technology Award

SkyFuel, Inc. was honored with the 2012 Technology Award at the annual SolarPACES conference in Marrakech. The award was made for the development of ReflecTech®PLUS - a high reflectance, durable, silvered polymer film designed to reduce the lifecycle cost of parabolic trough solar fields.

Take part in REnergo at Waste-Tech-2013, Moscow, 28-31 May 2013

WasteTech-2013: The 8th International Trade Fair and Conference for Waste Management, Recycling, Environmental Technologies and Renewable Energy

Firestone Building Products Launches Resource-Rich Website

Firestone Building Products today announced the launch of an exciting new website as a deep informational resource for its many customers and audiences.

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SOLTEC – SF8 SINGLE-AXIS TRACKER

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Under the slogan "engineered for greatness", the SF8 tracker aims to revolutionize the photovoltaic market with its new minimum 2x60 configuration and 4 to 6-strings. This tracker is elegantly designed while it reinforces its structure to perform in any terrain. In addition, the SF8 tracker increases the rigidity of its structure by 22% more than the previous generation of Soltec trackers, the SF7. The SF8 is specially designed for larger 72 and 78 cell modules, an increasing market trend.