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Japan: Company formed to develop 500 MW

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In a sign that major Japanese corporations are mobilizing to develop photovoltaic projects in the country under the revamped FIT regime, the Japan Mega Solar Power Co. has formed. The new company plans to invest 100 billion yen...


ReneSola hits Q2 guidance, posts operating loss

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In its Q2 results released today, Chinese vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer, ReneSola has announced that it has exceeded revenue and shipment guidance. Despite this strong result, the company posted a US$34.6...


GCL-Poly’s half-year profits plunge

A GCL-Poly facility.

Chinese polysilicon and wafer supplier, GCL-Poly has announced weak half-year results, with revenues falling by 22.4% and gross profit by 109.3%. In a statement announcing the results, chairman and CEO, Zhu Gong Shan has...


Brazil: Renova Energia to move into solar sector

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Shareholders in Brazil’s renewable energy major, Renova Energia, approved a decision on August 22, which will see the company – until now a major wind developer – expand its activities into solar energy.


Interview: Cheap PV and quality can go hand in hand

Karl-Heinz Remmers Quality for Photovoltaics 2011

This September, Solarpraxis is organizing a workshop on Quality Assurance. Chief executive, Karl-Heinz Remmers talks to pv magazine about why this topic is still so important for the photovoltaics industry. Even in times of huge...


JinkoSolar reports improved Q2 financials

JinkoSolar solar photovoltaic modules

Chinese photovoltaic player, JinkoSolar has seen many financial improvements in Q2 2012, unlike many of its peers. While losses were recorded, particularly compared to Q2 2011, positive progress from Q1 has been made.


Pakistan: Punjab government turns to solar

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In a bid to foster awareness of alternative energy resources the Punjab government in Pakistan has unveiled its plans to install up to 500,000 solar home solutions in the province.


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