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Germany: Slump in PV equipment sales

German PV equipment, machinery and component manufacturers had to make do with a decline of 50% in turnover in 2012 compared to the previous year. The German Engineering Foundation, VDMA, reported this downturn.


Taiwan's NanoWin Technology plans CIGS factory in Kazakhstan

Nanowin Technology Co. Ltd is reportedly planning to build a CIGS manufacturing plant in the Zhambyl region, located in southern Kazakhstan. A 5 MW photovoltaic plant is also expected to be built this year.


Buffett denies Suntech purchase rumors

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Veteran American investor Warren Buffett has never had an interest in buying Suntech, according to an interview the 'Sage of Omaha' gave to China Business News, and which was carried by news agency Bloomberg. On Friday, the...


Domino effect: Asola Automotive Solar also insolvent

Just shortly after Asola Solar Power filed for insolvency in April, now sister company Asola Automotive Solar Deutschland has also submitted an application for the opening of insolvency proceedings. Nevertheless, good future...


SunPower shines a ray of light with Q1 figures

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With the help of veteran investor Warren Buffett's decision to buy the 579 MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects, California-based SunPower has announced that rarest of things in the solar industry – a positive quarterly update.


Largest Californian solar facility up and running

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NRG Energy will cut the ribbon today on its 66 MW Alpine Solar Generating Facility, California's largest fully operational solar generating plant.


$7m for clean energy on US tribal lands

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The U.S. Department of Energy is making up to US$7 million available for clean energy projects on tribal land.


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