Large Scale Solar Magazine Article Archives

- January 23, 2012

News in Brief

David Appleyard - December 19, 2011

From the Editor: Solar Growth Continues

GE Energy Financial Services – the financial investment arm of the world's largest energy company – has revealed it has more than doubled its global solar power commitments in the last...

David Appleyard - October 18, 2011

Economies of Scale Spur Solar's Expansion

Large-scale solar seems to be just getting into its stride and already it's heading along at an eye-wateringly quick pace. Only a few short years ago record-breaking installations were...

Renewable Energy World Editors - October 14, 2011

Gemasolar Achieves 24-Hour Operation

The 350-MWh per day, 24-hour operations, solar power plant is now a reality. The first commercial plant to use molten salt storage in a central tower configuration with a heliostat...

David Appleyard - October 14, 2011

U.S. Utilities Switch Places in Solar Ranking

Measuring a utility's newly installed solar power – including both photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies – provides an excellent snapshot of the industry...

- October 13, 2011

Solar Closes In on Grid Parity

In the world of renewables, particularly solar, grid parity is a term that is bandied about a lot. But what does it actually mean, and when is it going to happen?

Renewable Energy World Editors - October 07, 2011

Solar Growth Shifts from Europe

Despite cuts to solar subsidies over the past few years, a new report from Lux Research finds that solar installations have continued to rise – driven primarily by increased demand...

David Appleyard - October 07, 2011

The Interview: Dr Shawn Qu, CEO, Canadian Solar

Starting things off, Dr Shawn Qu – chairman, president and chief executive officer (CEO) since founding Canadian Solar in October 2001 – explains the company's approach to matching...

David Appleyard - October 05, 2011

European Solar Module Prices Converge

Analysis of cost data from more than 400 photovoltaic (PV) systems across Europe suggests that while system costs vary by geography due to local permitting mechanisms and siting regulations,...

Tildy Bayar - September 27, 2011

Germany's Solar Outlook Brightens

The German government's June announcement that its scheduled reductions to the solar photovoltaic (PV) feed-in tariff (FiT) would not be implemented in early July has provoked much...

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