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FITs can unlock Africa's untapped renewable energy potential

A new policy guide has been launched by the World Future Council, Heinrich Böll Foundation and Friends of the Earth UK for African decision makers at the UN climate summit COP 18 in Doha.


More PV R&D projects win SunShot funding

A Stion installation in New Jersey.

With QBotix having secured US$1 million and Stion $2 million from the U.S. Energy Department's SunShot initiative, a further seven projects to secure support in the current round of funding focus on PV, storage and grid...


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1,050 First Solar employees still seeking jobs

The job agency has advised First Solar employees to immediately look for new job opportunities. The First Solar plant in Frankfurt/oder will definitely be closed at the end of the year.


Signet Solar U.S. bows to the inevitable

The U.S. flag.

The U.S. parent company of Germany’s Signet Solar – which went bankrupt in June 2010 – has followed suit more than two years later.


Germany: EU Commission assesses EEG

The EU Commission is assessing the renewable energy policy or EEG in Germany. EU Commissioner Joaquín Almunia sees the EEG with a critical eye.


Japan: Shimozuru power plant goes online

The 1MW Shimozuru solar power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture in southern Japan has gone online. Solar Frontier supplied approximately 6,700 thin film modules to this utility-scale project.


Our CSP power can compete with diesel, Germany company claims

Cologne-based protarget's demonstration CSP facility at Bad Aibling.

A German company is claiming its turnkey Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants offer cheaper power generation costs than diesel and gas without subsidies in sunbelt regions.


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