solar energy investment

MEMC SunEdison Stakes out $4.6 Billion in Solar Power Projects as Japan Readies Feed-In Tariff

Solar and renewable energy industry players are jockeying for position and ramping up project development plans and investment as Japan readies a landmark renewable energy feed-in tariff due to go into effect July 1. MEMC Electronic Materials’ SunEdison announced plans to invest an initial $4.6 billion to build solar power projects in the Land of the Rising Sun and is discussing potential project sites for 1-GW of solar energy capacity with local governments.

Going Bust Amid a Boom: US Solar Installations Soar as Growing Businesses Fall by the…

2011 US solar power installations soared to a record, growing 140% year-over-year in Q3, and even greater gains are expected in Q4. Yet the US solar power industry, along with its counterparts in Germany and China, is in turmoil as supply-demand imbalances driven by slanted government policies on trade, investment, foreign exchange and clean energy production and usage push an increasing number of growing businesses to, and beyond the brink of financial solvency.