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Light at the end of the tunnel

Stefan Rinck, President and CEO of Singulus Technologies, talks about the market for photovoltaic machine manufacturers and a new product which can increase the efficiency of cells.


First Solar loses $60m on sale of Mesa facility

First Solar's Mesa facility.

The Mesa plant, intended to produce PV modules, never went into production and is being sold off at a loss. The facility includes what First Solar claimed would be Arizona's largest solar rooftop.


All Energy: looking to the commercial rooftop market

The All Energy trade show 2013, in Melbourne.

The commercial rooftop market is an important growth area as a post-FIT residential sector slows. But rigid requirements from state utilities are an obstacle for installers.


Polysilicon manufacturers named in U.S. lawsuit

The trust bringing a lawsuit against Trina, Yingli and Suntech says polysilicon suppliers 'such as' GCL-Poly and Daqo New Energy conspired with module makers to fix prices. Legal papers also name three Chinese banks as...


Japan installs 1.82 GW of PV capacity in Q2

Commercial installations accounted for 1.4 GW, outshining residential PV for the first time in more than 12 months.


Legal victory for Greek PV developers

Greek parliament building in Athens.

The Metaxas law firm has forced the Greek government to reimburse investors with a PV plant development subsidy it had promised and then reduced. The legal firm is also fighting the 'solidarity' PV plant tax, domestically and...


Brazil: 695 MW of PV applications

A beach in Bahia state.

National electricity agency ANEEL has revealed the details of 30 requests for authorization it has received to develop PV parks. More than 500 MW are planned for Bahia state.


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