Solar Energy News

Bloomberg News Editors - July 31, 2014

Panasonic Agrees to Help Tesla Build Battery ‘Gigafactory’

Panasonic Corp. agreed to help set up the battery factory that Tesla Motors Inc. Chairman Elon Musk needs to sell more electric cars, without settling its share of the investment costs...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 31, 2014

Arizona Utility Opposing Rooftop Solar Seeking to Provide Panels

Arizona Public Service Co., the first U.S. utility to charge extra fees for customers with solar systems, is requesting permission to own its own residential systems and to pay rent...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 30, 2014

SMA Solar to Cut 600 More Jobs and Lower Full-Year Forecast Citing Weak Demand

SMA Solar Technology AG, Germany’s biggest solar company, said it may lose as much as 45 million euros ($60 million) this year because of “stagnating” demand in the solar industry....

Bloomberg News Editors - July 30, 2014

France Spurs Efficiency, Renewables with $13.4 Billion Energy Plan

France’s planned energy law will mobilize about €10 billion (US $13.4 billion) in investment through tax credits and low-interest loans to spur efficiency and renewable power, Environment...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 30, 2014

Brazil's First Solar-specific Power Auction Draws 10.8 GW of Interest

Solar energy developers in Brazil applied to sell power from 400 power plants in the country’s first national energy auction with a specific category for photovoltaic projects.

Corina Rivera-Linares - July 29, 2014

New Jersey Moves Forward with Distributed Energy Resource Plan

New Jersey state regulators approved a subrecipient agreement last week with the state Economic Development Authority (EDA) to work jointly in the establishment and operation of the...

Jennifer Runyon - July 28, 2014

Solar Panel Prices Expected to Rise in the US Due to New Tariffs on Chinese Panels

On Friday evening the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its preliminary findings in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of some crystalline silicon PV products...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 28, 2014

China Solar Projects Poised to Fuel Rebound in Panel Prices

JA Solar Holdings Co. expects solar panel prices in China to recover as developers scale up projects and government measures encourage developments.

Bloomberg News Editors - July 25, 2014

German Utilities Paid to Stabilize Grid Due to Increased Wind and Solar

Germany’s push toward renewable energy is causing so many drops and surges from wind and solar power that more utilities than ever are receiving money from the grids to help stabilize...

Bloomberg News Editors - July 24, 2014

India Plans Its Biggest Solar Power Auction with 1,500 Megawatts

India plans to auction 1,500 megawatts of solar-power capacity in its biggest tender yet, saying photovoltaics may supply power as cheaply as coal five years earlier than it expected...

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