Solar Energy

Solar energy

11.09.12 @ 13:14

Europe’s solar energy industry has been shaken by strong competition from China. EUobserver examines whether it has got what it takes to survive.

The growing pains of the solar industry

11.09.12 @ 12:38

The solar industry is in disarray. But, experts say, this is nothing out of the ordinary. It is just going through a painful but necessary process.

Europe can be 'proud' of its solar energy policy

11.09.12 @ 12:51

When it comes to solar energy, according to one US entrepreneur, Europe can be proud of itself. Others say more needs to be done.

Sillicon valley know-how aims to conquer EU solar market

11.09.12 @ 12:39

The long list of California cool making its way into European homes got a little longer this year, when a solar company from Amsterdam acquired the license to a new technology to calculate a building’s propensity to generate solar power.

Scandal around Slovak solar energy industry

13.09.12 @ 18:56

When the Slovak government in 2009 allocated permits to build solar power plants, there was "widespread suspicion that it was rigged to benefit certain individuals," according to the US embassy in Bratislava. Prime Minister Fico denies the allegations.

Solar energy in figures: Germany is king

11.09.12 @ 12:40

Europe is the undisputed sun king of the world, with close to 75 percent of globally installed solar panels. But there are big differences between countries, and Germany leads the pack.

Little enthusiasm for EU probe into China solar panels

07.09.12 @ 09:23

Apart from those spearheading the complaint, people in the European solar sector have expressed little enthusiasm for an EU investigation into possible dumping of solar panels from China.