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China issues stiff response

Solar grade polysilicon.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has reportedly issued a strongly worded riposte to the U.S. over its latest anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes. China has also issued a veiled warning to EU manufacturers.

Juwi installs PV system in Senegal health centre

Health centre in Senegal with photovoltaic system

Helping to realize the electrification of rural areas in West Africa, the Juwi group has installed a photovoltaic power plant in a Senegalese health centre. The company has also said that demand for off-grid solar island systems...

CEP negotiating acquisition of 3 MW solar project in Bulgaria

Edwin Vahising

Clean Energy and Power, Inc. (CEP) has announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire a controlling stake in a three megawatt (MW) solar project in Bulgaria.

Fidelis signs new $210 million contract to supply 93 MW capacity solar modules

Fidelis photovoltaic panels.

Fidelis Energy Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with Lagofrio Energy Solutions (LES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tinsol Energy (pty) Ltd. (TSEL), which will see the company supplying 93 megawatts (MW) of photovolatic...

International pressure on Spanish government paying off

Yingli solar PV panels in Portugal

The international pressure being placed on Spain’s government seems to be working. Spain’s Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has vetoed the legislative proposal of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Miguel...

India launches its largest grid connected PV power project

Image of the Indian 3 MW project

India has officially launched its largest – three megawatt (MW) - grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.

DP&L opens SW Ohio’s largest solar power facility

The Dayton Power and Light Company's 1.1 megawatt solar array in Ohio

The Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) has officially opened a 1.1 megawatt solar array near its Yankee substation in Ohio, the U.S. Construction began last December and to date, is the area’s largest solar power facility.

SunEdison to develop 8 rooftop PV systems in Ontario

SunEdison roof-mounted pv system

SunEdison has said it will develop and build eight rooftop photovoltaic (PV) projects, with a capacity of 2.1 megawatts, for LaSalle Investment Management. Construction is set to begin late this summer.

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New survey shows US consumers want more solar energy

The sun

A new survey conducted by Applied Materials, Inc. reveals that two-thirds of Americans believe solar technology should play a greater role in meeting the country’s energy needs.

DARPA awards Ascent Solar multi-million dollar contract for PoP program

Thin film PV

Thin film solar module developer Ascent Solar Technologies has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to work on its Low-Cost Lightweight Portable Photovoltaics (PoP) program.

UK university sets up solar farm for PV research

Image of solar music

Work to install one of the city’s first major solar farms on the roof of a University of Sheffield building has begun in what is part of a £120,000 investment into boosting photovoltaics (PV) research.

Spain reduces solar energy promotion by 40 per cent

PV panels

Following a meeting with solar industry representatives, it has been revealed that Spain will be reducing feed-in tariffs by 40 percent for all photovoltaic installations, including existing ones.

UAE: Abu Dhabi gears up for new solar incentive regime

Abu Dhabi skyline

A new incentive regime is due to be set up in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to encourage the growth of solar electricity.

Petra Solar gears up for global expansion

Petra Solar's Sunwave solar module

Clean tech company Petra Solar has said it is looking to expand into "new global markets", following an agreement with electronics manufacturer Flextronics.

Australia announces enhanced safety rules for solar panels

Senator Penny Wong

Companies seeking to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels under the Government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) will be subject to tougher safety and compliance requirements, the Australian Government has announced.

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US solar industry set to install 10 GW of solar annually by 2015


An industry-wide goal to install 10 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity annually in the U.S. by 2015 has been announced by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) president and CEO, Rhone Resch.

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