photovoltaic

LDK Solar Gets a Hand from Chinese Government

LDK Solar recently announced a $240 million investment by the China Development Bank, which gives it more breathing room to deal with its short-term debt situation. Right now, the market is pricing LDK at around $7 a share. Trefis thinks its worth $12. Wondering why? Read on ...

Smart Money Bets on the Smart Grid

The emphasis in alternative energy used to be on finding better ways to generate power. Now, it's on finding better ways to conserve energy and make the power grid more efficient. The so-called "smart grid" is key to that goal, and fortunes will be spent -- and made -- on making it a reality.

A Chat with a CEO on the Front Lines of Solar Power

Now the third largest independent solar-energy producer, Solar Power Partners has succeeded in completing projects in difficult funding environments. CEO Bob Powell says the Holy Grail -- achieving the same price for solar power generation as for coal or gas-fired -- is near.

$550 billion solar farm in the Sahara

Last week came word that a number of German industrial and financial giants, including Siemens (SI) and Deutsche Bank (DB), are planning a massive...