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Utility scale projects boosting Japan's domestic solar sector

The 82 MW Marubeni PV installation.

Figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association show local shipments rose to almost 1.9 GW for first quarter of the financial year.


Xiaofeng Peng resigns from LDK Solar

LDK solar HQ.

Former chairman, founder and director hands in resignation ahead of commencement of restructuring proceedings for the troubled Chinese solar company.


Shunfeng to buy SAG Solarstrom, announces name change

Suntech solar modules.

The Chinese solar group, which is to rebrand as Shunfeng International Clean Energy, will acquire the German company for $85 million.


pv magazine weekly news round-up: Aug 22-29

Solar installation, Chile.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


SolarWorld module shipments reach record levels

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck.

Company CEO Frank Asbeck confirms August and July to be best months ever for German company’s shipment volumes.


Australia: Solar costs could rise 50% if RET cut

Commercial installation, Australia.

Householders could be hit with increased system costs if Australia's government winds back the Renewable Energy Target.


Sonnedix closes financing on inaugural Japanese PV project

Japan flag.

The global solar power developer has secured financing for two solar PV plants totaling 4.5 MW in Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture.


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