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Ascent Solar to build fab in China

City of Suqian, China

U.S. manufacturer Ascent Solar has signed a deal to build a factory China's Jiangsu Province. The city of Suqian is investing $32.5 million in the joint venture.

ReneSola to sell 60 MW PV plants to Chinese company; strikes Japan deal

ReneSola PV factory in China.

Jiangsu Ackome, a manufacturer of solar mounting equipment, will purchase three plants from ReneSola, with a combined generation capacity of 60 MW.

GCL-Poly brings 160 MW PV power plants online in China

GCL-Poly 100 MW PV plant, Zhongwei, Ningxia

Exploiting China's sun-rich northern regions, PV developer GCL-Poly has completed two solar plants with a combined capacity of 160 MW in the arid Tengger Desert and Datong.

China to bolster PV industry

Beijing, China

The Chinese government is undertaking steps to strengthen its embattled solar sector, in part by introducing tough guidelines that could whittle down the domestic industry.

SEIA blasts SolarWorld legal action, calls for peaceful resolution to US-China trade dispute

SolarWorld HQ, Hilsboro, Oregon

SolarWorld says it is seeking to stop producers in China and Taiwan from evading duties by assembling modules from cells manufactured in third countries, a practice that allows them to sell below production costs in the U.S.

Minnesota judge backs solar in favor of gas

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The decision marks the first time that unsubsidized solar energy has gone head-to-head with natural gas and come out on top as the best option, both economically and environmentally.

Turkey eyeing one-third renewable energy target for 2023

Solar PV installation in Turkey.

The country's Energy Market Regulatory Authority predicts solar PV capacity to reach 3 GW by 2023.

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