17/12/14: South Carolina moves towards net metering

A deal reached between solar advocates, environmentalists and utilities is set to make South Carolina the 44th U.S. state to implement the policy.

Georgia Atlanta.

17/12/14: Southern Company to develop 131 MW plant in Georgia

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, will develop a 131 MW utility scale PV power plant in Georgia. The electricity from the plant will be sold to three Georgia electric corporations under a 25-year PPA.

Russia's Altai Republic

17/12/14: Tata Power to invest $500 million in Russian solar

The Indian conglomerate will partner with the state-run Russian Investment Fund on $1 billion of investments in solar projects across the country.

PV installation, Cape Town, South Africa

17/12/14: US-China trade dispute: 'A negotiated settlement is as far away as ever'

Jenny Chase, head of Solar Insight at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, speaks to pv magazine about the impact of the U.S. ruling on Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports.

China, U.S. flags

17/12/14: Industry reacts to US Commerce Department ruling

While SolarWorld has applauded the U.S. decision to impose anti-dumping duties higher than 50% on imports of solar power products from China and about 20% from Taiwan, much of the U.S. solar industry has blasted the ruling as...

REC Silicon facility, Moses Lake, WA

17/12/14: REC Silicon's outlook in China increasingly murky as trade war intensifies

The Norwegian-U.S. polysilicon producer continues to skirt import tariff in China thanks to Process in Trade regulations, but that could soon change. Solar grade polysilicon sales in China make up 45% of the company's total...

Maldives airport

17/12/14: Dhybrid installs first hybrid energy system in Maldives

Munich-based Dhybrid Power Systems has installed one of its HyGRID Fuel Reduction Systems on the Maldivan island of Thinadhoo.

17/12/14: US trade authorities increase tariffs on solar imports from China in final ruling

The U.S. Department of Commerce has raised duty rates on Chinese PV makers in its final ruling, but lowered rates for Taiwanese companies. Tariffs must still be confirmed in another ruling in January.

SEMI graph.

16/12/14: SEMI: Equipment sales fall as book-to-bill remains negative

Worldwide PV equipment billings have fallen in Q3 2014, decreasing to $264 million, a fall over 17% quarter-on-quarter. Bookings also fell to $157 million, 33% below Q2, with the book-to-bill ratio remaining below parity.

Robert Goss, Conergy UK managing director.

16/12/14: Interview: Conergy UK to tap into growing rooftop sector, says MD

Robert Goss, Conergy UK’s managing director, tells pv magazine that the company is ready for the forthcoming shift in the U.K.'s solar support scheme, and will explore rooftop and sub-5 MW ground mount installations next year.

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17/12/14: Construction begins on the largest solar PV project in Central America

At 61 MW, Gauss Energía's Aura Solar II in Honduras will be much larger than any solar project built to date in the region.

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Industry press releases

18/12/14: FuturaSun: ready for the Middle East market

FuturaSun submits their modules to severe tests in laboratories in regions of the world with extreme weather conditions

By: FuturaSun

17/12/14: Magnolia Solar recipient of US Patent on high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells issued patent strengthens Magnolia's IP position in the field of high-performance flexible solar cells for photovoltaic applications

Magnolia Solar Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., was recently issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

By: Magnolia Solar, Inc.

17/12/14: skytron energy announces new management

The Berlin-based company is positioning itself for the international market

By: skytron energy

17/12/14: Amtech reaches $21 million in solar orders to-date in Q1 FY2015 on a large order from Asia

Amtech Systems, Inc. today announced that since October 1, 2014, it has received approximately $28 million in orders, including $21 million in orders for its solar products.

By: Amtech Systems, Inc.

16/12/14: WAVELABS strengthens foothold in Asia.

Solartron next buyer of SINUS-220 LED solar simulator.


16/12/14: Ingeteam opens new subsidiary in Panama

The company is currently working for the first wind farm to be constructed in Panama and the largest in Central America.

By: Ingeteam

16/12/14: TASC victory in South Carolina closes 2014 with seven net metering expansions, zero retractions

In the final weeks of 2014, The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) secured solar net metering for South Carolina.

By: The Alliance for Solar Choice

16/12/14: Axitec solar panels light up IKEA Valencia

Photovoltaic panels for the project were provided by Grupo Electro Stocks via wholesale trader Krannich Solar

By: Krannich Solar

16/12/14: Upsolar appoints new member to UK team

PV industry veteran Martin Prest to steward Upsolar's growth in U.K. solar market

By: Upsolar

15/12/14: Heliatek installs world's first BIOPV concrete façade in China

Heliatek enters Chinese market with the world's first BIOPV concrete façade installation.

By: Heliatek

15/12/14: GCube insures Europe's largest PV project

Specialist renewable energy insurer to cover Neoen for 300 MW Cestas solar park in France

By: GCube

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