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China Sunergy ships from new Turkey facility

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Only days after officially opening its new Turkish plant, China Sunergy (CSUN) has announced that it has commenced shipments. The production facility will have a capacity of 300 MW in modules and 100 MW of photovoltaic cells,...


Conergy lights up schools in New Mexico

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Two high schools in the U.S. state of New Mexico will soon be running on solar power thanks to German PV group Conergy, which is installing PV plants with a combined output of 1.2 MW at the school campuses that will cover 80% of...


China's STGCON saves Germany's Asola Solarpower

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Chinese electronics group STGCON has agreed to take over insolvent German PV module manufacturer Asola Solarpower GmbH.


Kuwait opens bidding for first phase of 2 GW clean energy park

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Kuwait is looking to build a 2 GW renewable energy park by 2030. The country has started to accept bid proposals for the first phase of the ambitious project, which will initially generate 70 MW.


Investment in renewables reaches $244 billion worldwide

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Global investment in renewable energy reached $244 billion last year, a drop of 12% due mainly to the plunge in solar prices and weakened U.S. and EU markets, according to newly published twin reports by the United Nations...


PV materials market to hit $27.2 billion by 2018

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Due to the improved supply-demand balance, the global photovoltaic (PV) materials market will climb 52% in 2018, according to a report by Lux Research. Materials differentiation and innovations will become the major contributors...


EU anti-dumping duties expected to eliminate 1.3 GW of PV installations

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European PV installations are set to fall by more than 6 GW this year and the EU’s incoming anti-dumping duties on Chinese modules will account for 1.3 GW of the decline, according to a report by research group IHS. Global...


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