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First Solar, SunEdison unveil big plans in Chile

Copiapo, Chile

Chile's scenic northern region continues to attract ambitious photovoltaic projects. First Solar is planning a 162 MW, $370 million plant in Copiapó, while SunEdison is looking to build a 92 MW, $241 million solar park in...


Renesola raises shipment forecasts

Shipping containers.

Renesola saw shipping levels during the second quarter surpass initial predictions. The revision means more optimistic full-year figures for the Chinese manufacturer.


Activ Solar commissions fifth Odessa park

Activ Solar's Bolgrad Solar Park.

Activ Solar is building a 34 MWp Bolgrad Solar Park in Odessa, Ukraine. The project, which will feature 141,000 modules, brings the Austrian company's installed capacity in the region to 180 MWp.


China lifts PV installation target to 35 GW by 2015

Beijing, China

In order to stimulate PV consumption and control industrial overcapacity in the domestic market, China has increased its PV energy target to 35 GW by 2015.


Greece: PV installation rates plunge in second quarter as RES fund debt rises

Thesaloniki, Greece

PV installations in Greece dropped significantly between April and June compared to the first quarter of 2013, when the country saw a considerable uptake in new solar PV capacity. At the same time, the country's RES fund...


Spain abolishes FITs entirely

Jose Manuel Soria.

The country's new scheme will guarantee only a 'reasonable profitability' for renewable energy plants and that figure will be based on what the government says developers should have paid rather than their actual level of...


Solar thermal scheme is no threat to PV in the UK

Greg Barker.

The U.K.'s renewable heat incentive will rebalance a regime previously skewed towards PV, says the country's trade body, adding that leveling the playing field will enable people to make the right choice and incentivize mixed...


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