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24/11/14: Swiss PV grows but FIT cuts push market towards self-consumption

The Alpine country's unusual solar PV remuneration system obliges households and other small power producers to trade energy on the market while allowing bigger investors piece of mind through the FIT scheme. The usual practice...

REC Solar's production facilities in Singapore.

24/11/14: Chinese-owned Elkem to buy REC Solar

Bluestar Elkem, a division of the state-owned China National Chemical Corporation, has made an offer to buy the Norwegian PV module manufacturer for $640 million in a move that could secure a European beachhead for a major...

Cestas, Bordeaux, France

24/11/14: Yingli to supply 300 MW Neoen PV plant in France

Yingli Solar will provide 120 MW of solar panels for the 300 MW project in South West France. The plant will provide electricity at around $130 per megawatt hour -- well below the $145 per MWh the U.K government will pay for...

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24/11/14: Hanwha SolarOne achieves record third-quarter shipments while redudcing net loss

Hanwha SolarOne on Friday reported record third-quarter shipments and an increase in revenue despite lower overall prices. While the Shanghai-based PV manufacturer remained in the red, it nevertheless managed to cut its loss by...

San Carlos solar plant, Philippines

24/11/14: Conergy to add 41 MW of solar capacity in Philippines

The Hamburg-based company will build the new plants on the Philippine island of Negros for San Carlos Solar Energy, Inc. (SaCaSol), a joint venture between European-based investment and advisory firm ThomasLloyd and Bronzeoak...

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

24/11/14: Tesla looking to build battery fab in Germany, in talks to partner with BMW

In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, Elon Musk called for a greater commitment to battery development from German automakers, arguing that large-scale battery production would lead to lower prices for electric cars.

24/11/14: US installs only 31 MW of utility-scale solar in October

The latest figures from the U.S. government show a particularly slow month for solar PV in October, as part of lagging utility-scale PV market in 2014.

24/11/14: Walmart to install up to 400 more solar PV systems over the next four years

Projects built under this latest announcement build on Walmart's installation of 105 MW of solar PV to date in 260 locations. SunEdison and SolarCity will install the systems.

Sydney Harbour.

21/11/14: Policy uncertainty paralyzes large-scale Down Under

While rooftop solar is powering ahead, large-scale projects are at a standstill in Australia. Less than 200 MW of large-scale renewable projects were approved this year.

A high efficiency cell.

21/11/14: Fraunhofer ISE pursues titania rearside coating

Using a technique it has labeled 'Snow Globe Coating,' Germany's Fraunhofer ISE is pursuing a titania rearside cell coating technology. Fraunhofer says it provides a reflective back coating to cells, boosting efficiency.

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REC Solar in Singapore.

24/11/14: Analysis: Bluestar Elkem’s REC Solar play

Today’s news that China’s Bluestar Elkem looks set to purchase Norway’s REC Solar came as somewhat of a surprise to the PV industry, but the moves makes sense. Analysts say that it allows REC Solar the capital to grow and the...

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24/11/14: LDK Solar announces confirmation of U.S. Chapter 11 plan, recognition of Cayman Islands proceeding and U.S. enforcement of Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement

LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, announced today that, on November 21, 2014, Judge Peter J. Walsh of the...

By: LDK Solar

24/11/14: PROINSO attends Solar Energy South East Asia

As part of the ongoing program to strengthen the presence in South East Asia, PROINSO will be attending Solar Energy South East Asia.


24/11/14: Eilat-Eilot Green Energy Conference to outline strategies for continued sustainable energy growth

Agenda to include the inauguration of the EE Off Grid Hub, discussions on the Timna Solar Park bidding process and onsite tours of renewable energy projects

By: Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative

24/11/14: Trina Solar receives Carbon Footprint Verification for solar PV modules from BSI

Trina Solar has obtained Carbon Footprint Verification for the Company's solar PV modules from the British Standards Institution (BSI), a leading international standards and certification body.

By: Trina Solar

21/11/14: Hong Kong court approves LDK restructure

Approval in Hong Kong follows assent to restructuring plan of Cayman Islands authorities. The next hurdle lies with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court today (Friday).

By: LDK Solar

21/11/14: NGP and Motir Seaspire announce 1.2 GW Nigerian project aim

Chicago-based developer has signed an MoU to develop Nigerian project. NGP says the huge project will lead to further solar schemes in the country.

By: MarketWired

21/11/14: Canadian Energy Installs Ontario's First DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle Roof

Renewable energy solutions provider, Canadian Energy, does it again. This time, installing the first DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle System in Oakville, Ontario.

By: Canadian Energy

21/11/14: France announces winners of latest PV tender

Some 217 successful bidders will install 40.7 MWp of new building mounted generation in projects of 100-250 kWp size. Ségolène Royal is preparing the next tender, expected before the end of the year.


21/11/14: Abengoa closes $225m of senior notes

Deal was closed on Monday by the Spanish multinational developer.

By: Abengoa Yield

21/11/14: Renewables future for Turkey costs the same as coal

Study shows Turkish government would pay the same for a renewable energy future. inculding hydro, as it will for its stated aim of a coal rush.

By: Bloomberg New Energy Finance

21/11/14: Global solar investment falls in line with falling costs

Private investment in solar worldwide is falling as the cost of solar invesment falls but the world is falling further and further behind in the mission to keep global warming below two degrees.

By: Climate Policy Initiative

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