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China: Government to rescue domestic manufacturers

2012's first and second quarters have seen a major setback in China's manufacturing landscape, with exports falling. Now the Chinese government is stepping in by more than doubling its long-term installation target from 20 to 50...


BMW heir to take over 94 percent of Solarwatt

Solarwatt CEO, Detlef Neuhaus says that BMW heir Stefan Quandt will guide the company's restructuring as the "anchor investor". Not all jobs can be retained though.


US: ECD and USO liquidation plan confirmed

US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has confirmed the liquidation plans for Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) and United Solar Ovonic LLC (USO). USO is known for its Uni-Solar brand.


Schüco exits thin film business

The thin film crisis has hit Schüco. The company has said it will permanently stop thin film module production, and research and development.


US: Bancorp and National Cooperative Bank jointly finance 8 solar projects

US$64.4 million in funds will be used to finance the photovoltaic projects that Borrego Solar Systems will develop. The projects are to be found at municipal landfills and at a school district.


26 percent of Arenales power plant sold

Solar Millennium's insolvency administrator, Volker Böhm has sold a 26 percent share of the Spanish solar power plant Arenales. Purchaser is private equity firm STEAG GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STEAG, Germany's fifth...


Solar Mosaic: One tile at a time

Coders working on laptops on beanbags at the Solar Mosaic office.

During the Intersolar North America, held in San Francisco July 10-12, pv magazine took the chance to turn the spotlight on some key firms in the City and Bay Area. Part two of our series features "crowdfunding" solar startup,...


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