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SolarWorld to appeal court ruling in $793 million dispute

SolarWorld USA HQ, Hillsboro, Oregon

A U.S. court has granted Hemlock's hefty claim against the leading solar PV company, which remains confident that enforcement of the lawusuit will fail in Germany.


Argentina to hold 1 GW renewable energy auction in October

Definitive rules for the auction have been published, along with a new timetable. Bids will be selected in October. The quota for 300 MW of PV projects has been maintained.


ET Solar seeks joint overseas opportunities with Longi

ET Solar HQ.

ET Solar, a China based provider of smart solar energy solutions, announced in Shanghai yesterday that it is to set up a joint venture with Longi Silicon to explore overseas opportunities.


SunPower settles Philippines wafer dispute for $50.5 million

SunPower modules in situ.

In an SEC filing, the U.S. renewables company has settled a monocrystalline wafer supply dispute with a Philippines subcontractor for a sum of $50.5 million.


Hemlock claims $793.5 million in damages from SolarWorld

Frank Asbeck

SolarWorld could face bankruptcy as a result of its polysilicon supply dispute with Hemlock. The U.S. polysilicon supplier is claiming up to $793.5 million in damages, in court documents acquired by Reuters today.


CEFC increases investments 73% YoY, steps up participation in new green capital products

Degruss mine solar array

Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has strengthened its role in creating new clean energy capital products. Increasing its annual investment figure to AU$837 million in the Australian financial year 2015-16,...


Palestine clears way for inaugural 5.7 MW solar plant on the West Bank

Gaza City.

Palestinian Authority's Energy Ministry grants license for the first solar park to be developed on the West Bank. Dutch firm Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA will partner with Palestine's Rack Tech to build the plant.


Phoenix Solar secures EPC contract for 19.6 MW Texan solar plant

Kinney County in Texas.

U.S. subsidiary of the German-headquartered solar developer awarded the rights to develop the single-axis tracking solar plant in Texas. Energy produced will be consumed by the U.S. military.


JA Solar hits 7 GW of mono PV module shipments

Module inspection at JA Solar fab.

The past ten years have seen the Chinese Tier-1 solar company ship more than 7 GW of monocrystalline PV modules globally, data shows.


Cell of an achievement: Solar Impulse aircraft completes historic journey

Andre Borschberg (left) celebrates with Bertrand Piccard (right) after the pilot touched down in Abu Dhabi early this morning to complete the record-breaking round-the-world-flight.

Jubilant scenes as Bertrand Piccard touches down in Abu Dhabi to complete the Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world flight powered by the sun.


Washington D.C. raises renewable energy mandate to 50% by 2032 with 5% solar carve-out

The nation’s capital now has the fifth-most-aggressive RPS policy in the nation. As part of the new program the city plans to install solar PV on 100,000 homes where low-income families live.


Portugal processes licenses for 2 GW of solar PV without subsidies

180 MW of solar projects have been authorized under the market system in the south of the nation. Additionally, 68 licenses for solar projects are being processed, which total more than 2 GW of potential.


UK: expect little other than zero subsidy solar

Solar inspection.

Following the UK's referendum result to exit the European Union, news from the country emerges at a speed that is hard to monitor and last week the energy community discussed EDF's call for a final decision regarding a new U.K....


India invites bids for 300 MW of solar+storage projects

Bangalore in Karnataka.

Two Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, are poised to offer solar+storage development contracts to the Solar Energy Corp. of India worth a combined 300 MW, reports say.


New $100m Australian solar fund to target large-scale blue chip solar assets

Solar array in Sydney.

A new, AUD$100 million renewable energy investment fund that aims to buy up established solar farms around Australia has been launched by Melbourne-based Impact Investment Group, with the backing of some high profile names...


One in three UK solar jobs lost in past 12 months, data shows

Solar park in England.

Since government-backed changes in policy were introduced, the U.K. solar industry has seen a third of its jobs disappear, with 30% of companies likely cut employment further over next 12 months.


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