LDK Solar headquarters.

17/10/14: Creditors vote through LDK restructure

Note holders of the debt-saddled wafer manufacturer waved through restructuring proposals this morning. The plans will now go before courts in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.

Austin, Texas.

17/10/14: Austin utility tries to water down solar commitment

Texan power company wants a 65% renewables target, imposed on it by city council, reduced to 50%. Austin Energy calling for new gas-fired power plant rather than 600 MW of new solar.

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

17/10/14: Neo Solar Power subsidiary reveals 14 MW UK rooftop solar program

The scheme will be carried out by General Energy Solutions and will be the largest project for a housing community in the U.K.

Megasolar PV plant by Orix.

17/10/14: Orix to pursue 800 MW Japan PV projects despite grid constraints

The Tokyo-based finance and leasing company hopes to install 800 MW of megasolar projects by 2018, and is not cowed by recent reports of grid restrictions for new solar projects.

Jiangxi Province.

16/10/14: Jinko Power signs agreement for 200 MW solar plant in China

The subsidiary of JinkoSolar has been given the green light by the government of Shicheng County in Jiangxi Province to develop the $261 million project.

Suntech PV modules

16/10/14: Munich RE, Ping An insure Suntech performance warranties

The Chinese module manufacturer is offering fortified insurance protection for customer warranties through the Chinese-based insurance company and leading risk carrier Munich RE.

Xinjiang, China

16/10/14: SunEdison secures financing for beachhead in China

The leading U.S. solar group has signed a joint venture deal with China's JIC Capital, which says the country's PV industry requires international know-how to improve.

CSUN headquarters in Nanjing, China

16/10/14: CSUN announces resignation of CFO Yongfei Chen

China Sunergy chief financial officer resigns for personal reasons. Company appoints Shilian Guo as acting CFO.

Washington University.

16/10/14: Panel installation begins on Washington DC universities' 52 MW solar project

SunEnergy1 has begun installing JinkoSolar panels at the Duke Energy Renewables solar project in North Carolina, which will feed solar power to three Washington, D.C., universities.

Berlin, Germany

16/10/14: German renewable energy levy to fall for first time

For the first time since its introduction, the German renewable energy levy will not increase year over year but instead decline, albeit by only 0.07 eurocents to 6.17 eurocents per kilowatt hour.

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Solarbox installation.

17/10/14: The pv magazine weekly news roundup: Oct 10-17

As solar-powered phone booths promise to transform London streets, analysts reveal that PV has arrived at a point where a common technology roadmap is possible, with higher panel power ratings just around the corner.

Opinion & analysis

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Industry press releases

20/10/14: New divestment campaign hits big five banks

A new campaign calling for banks to stop funding fossil fuels and climate change has been launched today by campaign group Move Your Money. ‘Divest!’ comes on the back of fast moving public concern about climate change and fossil...

By: Move Your Money

20/10/14: S:FLEX expands portfolio with PV carports

S:FLEX Inc., U.S.-based manufacturer of racking solutions for photovoltaic rooftop and ground mount systems, expands its portfolio by launching an innovative PV Carports product line.

By: S:FLEX Inc.

20/10/14: MAGE SOLAR USA joins international holding group

U.S.-based solar PV and ACPV-provider joins renewable energy holding group; Prepares for exponential growth; Changes name to MAGE SOLAR USA


17/10/14: SunLink acquires ViaSol single axis tracker

The partnership will be unveiled at Solar Power International in Las Vegas next week.


17/10/14: Sungage and DCU announce $100m solar loan program

Solar financing company and Massachusetts credit union will finance around 4,000 new solar households through the scheme.


16/10/14: SunTegra products receive certifications and CEC listing

New solar tile and shingles from IST receive high ratings

By: Integrated Solar Technologies

16/10/14: S:FLEX expands European network with UK subsidiary

Liverpool base as German company expands its UK operations.


16/10/14: Zilla Corporation Releases new Zilla Electrical XL Flashing

The flashing is designed to allow for running nearly any electrical wiring through either roofs or walls, without leaks or UV damage.

By: Zilla Corporation

16/10/14: Capital Stage: Refinancing of Italian solar parks generates additional investment leeway

Hamburg based operator of solar and wind parks Capital Stage further pursues the optimisation of its financing structure.

By: Capital Stage AG

16/10/14: New Solar-Log & GE Meter ready for US solar market

An easy to install, all-inclusive, cost effective device for residential installations

By: Solar Data Systems, Inc.

16/10/14: 3megawatt announces exclusive distribution agreement with Omifin Solutions

3megawatt GmbH has signed an agreement with Toronto-based Omifin Solutions on the Canada-wide sale of BluePoint, the leading solar PV asset management software platform used to manage over 2 GW of solar assets worldwide.

By: 3megawatt GmbH

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