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Analysis: Bluestar Elkem’s REC Solar play

REC Solar in Singapore.

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...


Yingli to supply 300 MW Neoen PV plant in France

Cestas, Bordeaux, 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...


Hanwha SolarOne achieves record third-quarter shipments while redudcing net loss

Hanwha SolarOne factory

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...


Conergy to add 41 MW of solar capacity in Philippines

San Carlos solar plant, 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...


Tesla looking to build battery fab in Germany, in talks to partner with BMW

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

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.


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.


UK government refuses to intervene in solar farm plans

Secretary of state for communities and local government Eric Pickles.

Secretary of state Eric Pickles refused to be drawn into the planning application for a 15-16 MW farm in Cumbria but is very much an interventionist when it comes to applications in the Tory heartlands in the south east of...


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