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EC launches Chinese anti-dumping PV investigation

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The European Commission (EC) has initiated proceedings against Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers. The Competition Authority will now consider the allegation of dumping, according to an announcement by the European Commission...


Solaria: 290 jobs to go as Spanish factory is downsized

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Spain-based Solaria Energía y Medio Ambiente has announced plans to downsize its photovoltaic equipment plant in Puertollano, Ciudad Real, in order to "adapt resources and labor costs to the activity in the photovoltaic sector"....


Australia: FRV wins 20 MW PV project bid

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Spain-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) plans to install a 20 MW photovoltaic plant near Canberra, Australia, having won the country’s first large-scale solar reverse auction, held by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)...


PV microinverters and power optimizers set for significant growth

Enphase Photovoltaic microinverter

On the back of 180% market growth in 2011, the latest industry figures indicate that microinverter and power optimizer shipments will grow over 70% in 2012. By 2016, they are expected to comprise 10% of the photovoltaic inverter...


Solon: North American strategies, growth prospects and how Microsol stepped in at just the right time

US Solon 21MW solar photovoltaic plant

Solon Corporation’s new VP and GM of power plants, Jared Schoch discusses his plans for growing the company’s North American photovoltaic business, the financing landscape in the region, and the impact of Microsol’s recent...


TSMC rolls out 14.2% CIGS modules

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Taiwanese semiconductor giant, TSMC announced today that modules with efficiencies reaching 14.2% are rolling off its lines. TSMC produces CIGS thin film modules, utilizing technology licensed from Californian startup, Stion.


First Solar halts Agua Caliente PV module deliveries

Agua Caliente solar photovoltaic project thin film cadmium

According to reports, First Solar has stopped delivery of its thin film photovoltaic modules to the 290 MW Agua Caliente project, currently under construction in Arizona, the U.S.


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