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SMA: Back to profitability

SMA CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon

After a lossmaking 2013, SMA is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. The world inverter market leader expects to close the year with an operating profit and a sales increase of up to 45%.

Yingli claims No. 1 spot as leading module supplier, again

Yingli PV panel production

The Chinese company boasted the biggest market share in China and Germany and came in second in the United States, close behind First Solar.

German government plans rile solar industry

A draft plan to revamp Germany's renewable energy subsidy program calls for self-consumption fees, FIT cuts, the introduction of a PV tender system and limits on new capacity expansion.

Solar on the rise at US military bases

Training exercise, U.S. military.

Installed solar power at U.S. military bases now totals 125.5 MW -- 33% of the military's total renewable energy capacity.

China funding $60 million solar project for Pakistan parliament

Pakistan flag.

The Chinese government has backed a 1.8 MW installation at Pakistan's Parliament House building in Islamabad to help the country ease its energy woes.

Adler Solar opens Bremen solar warehouse

Adler Solar's new solar warehouse in Bremen, Germany.

German solar service company Adler Solar says importers can benefit from its nearby testing center. The new Bremen warehouse can be used by clients before products are officially imported to the EU.

China responds with polysilicon duties

The flag of China.

China has imposed permanent duties on U.S. and South Korean polysilicon. The decision comes within hours of the U.S. Department of Commerce's announcement about duties on Chinese solar products.

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