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Australia: Solar Flagships extends deadline, re-opens bidding

The Australian government has given the Areva-led Solar Dawn project a six month reprieve, and has re-opened bidding for the PV portion of its national solar program. The Solar Dawn consortium proposing to build a 250MW solar thermal plant in south-...

Posted February 7, 2012    

Utility Scale PV Map Shows Growth In The US & Canada

PV Insider has unveiled the Utility Scale PV Map – USA & Canada 2011, as part of the launch of the 2nd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA (17-18 November, San Jose). As global PV players turn their attention towards the utility scale...

Posted August 18, 2011    

CPV Industry Moves Towards Commercialization

PV Insider is pleased to announce the launch of the 3rd Concentrated Photovoltaic Summit USA 2011, taking place at the San Jose Crowne Plaza on November 14-15.The CPV industry is making headway in the renewable energy landscape, with a pipeline of...

Posted July 8, 2011    

Bringing Down PV Cost: European Solar Company Gehrlicher Shares Its Perspective

Cost reduction in the PV industry has tended to focus on cell technology. But what of materials use, installation and maintenance expense? We look at some alternative ways to improve efficiency across the PV supply chainDo not expect a handshake...

Posted May 13, 2011    

Concentrated Solar Power’s Question Of Scale: Why Bigger Is Not Better

In a bid to identify the tipping point between scale and cost efficiency, the latest report from CSP Today, ‘CSP Parabolic Trough Report: Costs and Performance’, challenges the conventional wisdom on scale and cost.Scaling up plant size is often...

Posted May 5, 2011    

Solar Millennium Explain The Key To Making CSP Viable

The move towards CSP yield optimisation has a number of causes and a number of solutions – and the opportunity now exists to give the technology long-term viability.  In the build-up to the CSP Yield Optimisation Europe Conference & Expo (...

Posted April 18, 2011