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Suntech troubles hit poly supplier OCI


South Korean polysilicon manufacturer OCI has been dragged into the Suntech maelstrom thanks to an overreliance on the ailing Chinese cell and module manufacturer.

Hanergy goes downstream

A solar powered laptop charger.

Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer Hanergy Solar has announced a concerted effort to break into downstream power generation with the launch of its Hanergy Global Solar Power and Applications Group.

Germany: First meeting of the Photovoltaics Innovation Alliance

Fraunhofer research pic solar photovoltaic module

Over 100 scientists are meeting in Germany’s capital today to discuss the interim results of their research and development projects, funded by the Photovoltaics Innovation Alliance. The goal is solar power cost reductions.

EC confirms solar glass anti-subsidy investigation

Solar glass

The European Commission (EC) has officially launched an anti-subsidy investigation into imports of solar glass from China to the EU. While a final determination could take up to 13 months, provisional duties may be applied within...

Indonesia: 36 new solar plants planned for 2013

The Indonesian government is planning to develop 36 new solar plants across the country this year, according to local media. A higher budget has also been allocated for solar development.

Major construction work begins on 579 MW Antelope Valley PV projects

Antelope Valley Solar photovoltaic Project 579 MW

SunPower Corp. and recent investor MidAmerican Solar have announced the start of major construction work at their 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects in California, the U.S. Work should be complete by the end of 2015.

Spain: PV sector did not increase 2012 tariff deficit

Spain solar photovoltaic plant

The PV sector did not cause Spain's power tariff deficit to increase to its record level in 2012, according to the country’s National Energy Commission (CNE).

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