Manz: CIGS factory transfer complete

In January, CIGS module production at Schwäbisch Hall will begin under the sole direction of the Reutlingen, Germany-based equipment manufacturer. Manz has also secured licenses and expertise relating to CIGS technology. Both of the companies reported that the production line with its 118 employees was guaranteed to remain in place for at least two years.

Mozambique floats tender for US$ 13 million solar panel factory.

<b>Mozambique’s Energy Minister Salvador Namburete wants to import only those components that cannot be produced in the country itself.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Ministry of Energy</i><br>

State-owned power utility National Energy Fund of Mozambique (FUNAE), which floated the tender, said construction of the US$ 13 million factory will involve installation of a photovoltaic module manufacturing plant on a turnkey basis at Maputo’s Industrial Park.

KYOCERA Provides Solar Power Generating System for Palaus Largest Solar Project

Kyoto / Neuss - Kyocera Corporation announced that it has supplied a solar power generating system for the Republic of Palau international airport - the 226.8kW solar installation is the largest to be completed on the island nation located roughly 500 miles east of the Philippines.

Italy deepens cuts to ground-mounted PV

The Italian government has issued a decree restricting funding for PV systems on agricultural land to a small number of already approved projects. However, the revision must still be made law by the parliament within 60 days. With the lobby already up in arms over the decree, observers are expecting to see some amendments.

Feed in tariffs: London insists on appeal

The British Court of Appeals has thrown out an appeal request of the ruling forbidding the government from lowering feed in tariffs (FIT) for PV. Now the British Minister of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) intends to appeal the Court of Appeals decision, according to a 21 February announcement.

Mastervolt presents new inverters and solution for increased on-site consumption of solar power at Ecobuild

London/Amsterdam, 08.03.2012 - At Ecobuild 2012, Stand N3419, the Dutch solar inverter manufacturer Mastervolt will showcase an innovative switching solution which increases the on-site consumption of solar power, the new transformer-less inverter SunMaster ES3.6TL and the extended transformer-less CS inverter series.

Brazil about to start support for solar?

It seems likely that two new initiatives supporting solar power installations will soon come into force in Brazil.