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First A credit rating for an Indian solar plant

Astonfield solar park in Gujarat.

Rajasthan project receives A rating by CRISIL, a division of S&P's McGraw Hill Corp.

VC funding fluctuates but downstream and third party continue popularity

MidAmerican Energy Building in Davenport, Iowa.

Downstream activity secured $128 million of the $189 million of VC funding raised for solar from April to June as third party solar companies raked in $1.33 billion.

US: 10 GW PV capacity reached

The solar photovoltaic capacity in the U.S. has now reached the 10 GW milestone. More than 1.8 GW of new solar PV capacity was installed in the first half of this year.

Conergy: operations to continue through insolvency

Conergy HQ

Four days after filing for insolvency in Hamburg, German solar group Conergy AG said operations at its subsidiaries would continue unchanged. While the company has halted work in Frankfurt an der Oder, it expects production to...

Leclanché secures financing for turnaround plan

Lithium-ion storage solutions manufacturer Leclanché has managed to secure more than $17.62 million in financing after a long and difficult fund raising effort. The company also announced its revenues for the first half of 2013.

Canadian Solar and Strata add 18 MW in North Carolina

Canadian Solar panels.

Canadian Solar and Strata have finished four projects totaling 24.4 MW that are part of a 15-project, 85 MW portfolio in the state. The latest installations will use more than 60,000 Canadian Solar panels.

Dii refutes Desertec claims

Desertec Foundation map.

Dii comms chief claims Desertec Foundation's complaint about poor communications is ironic. Spokesman claims his organization read of the foundation's decision to part company with the consortium via Frankfurter Allgemeine...

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