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Ecobuild London: UK searches for an energy future

The first day of the Ecobuild exhibition 2016 in London revealed solar's diminished role, for now, in the U.K.'s clean energy mix.

Day one of London's Ecobuild show starkly depicted the country's current challenge: to find a pathway to a cleaner future in the post-subsidy era.


China Sunergy opens PV module factory in Turkey

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China Sunergy Co. (CSUN) has opened a photovoltaic module manufacturing plant in the Trade Free Zone of Tuzla, in the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey.


Swiss giant ABB expands inverter production in South Africa

ABB Building

ABB is expanding operations in South Africa’s booming photovoltaic market with plans for a new inverter production line with a capacity of 500 MW a year.


Los Angeles unveils 350 MW solar program

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Los Angeles is moving forward with two major new projects that will offer California’s sprawling metropolis a combined 350 MW of solar power utilizing a combination of feed-in-tariff (FiT) and request for proposal (RFP) pricing...


Japan to offer loans for rooftop PV generation

Japan NexPower solar photovoltaic residential

In its efforts to boost solar power in the country, the Japanese government is set to offer low-interest loans to companies that install rooftop solar power systems.


Chinese court sides with Canadian Solar in contract dispute with LDK

Canadian Solar photovoltaic modules German solar park

In a legal win for Canadian Solar Inc., a Chinese court has dismissed a request by LDK Solar to enforce an arbitration award decision by a state trade arbitration commission amounting to CNY 248.9 million ($40.1 million, €31.5...


Lux Research sees doubling of PV market up to 2018

Boston based analysts Lux Research has announced that the solar sector is on the recovery path, set to reach a worth of US$155 billion in 2018. The industry is expected to ramp up rapidly to 61.7 GW market size in 2018 after...


Spain: Renewable energy premium payments rise by 19% in 2012

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Premium payments in the entire renewable energy sector in Spain were 19% higher than envisaged in the 2012 outlook, while the total compensation in the photovoltaic sector in 2012 was close to the original forecast.


Brazil receives request for 392.4 MW of PV

Thirteen requests for regulatory authorization to develop and operate photovoltaic plants worth a total of 392.4 MW have been received last week, according to Brazil's national electricity regulator.


Power-One shareholders sue ABB

Swiss power and automation technologies giant ABB announced on April 22 the acquisition of inverter manufacturer U.S. Power-One. But shareholders of the American company are claiming that the US$1 billion sale price is too low....


U.S. added 33 MW of new solar in April

Yuma County.

17 MW Yuma project the pick of nine new and expanded solar installations as U.S. reaches a cumulative 5.14 GW of generation capacity.


Siemens study shows Europe can save billions in renewables pursuit

Power generation solutions provider Siemens has released a study analyzing electrical power producing systems, especially renewable power plants, in Europe, and has identified the potential for optimization. Project siting has...


EU AD duties on Chinese PV imports: A turning point for China?

Henning Wicht

Henning Wicht, principal PV analyst at IHS Solar, talks to pv magazine about the possible effects average AD duties of 47% on Chinese PV imports will have on prices, investors' business models, Chinese manufacturers, EPC players;...


2.6 MW solar plant for NY factory

The Stars and Stripes.

Power company Constellation expects to complete a 2.6 MW solar installation at fiberglass manufacturer Owens Corning’s Delmar, New York factory, by the end of the year.


SunPower issues positive 2013 guidance

SunPower solar photovoltaic plant

SunPower has issued guidance for the FY and Q2 2013. Overall, it expects a slight increase in revenue and gross margin compared to 2012, and increased photovoltaic production. It additionally issued details of its global power...


SMA considers further job cuts of 1,000

inverter solar energy

A total of 1,000 jobs are reportedly at risk at the German inverter manufacturer. SMA has not confirmed concrete figures, but it confessed that the board is evaluating such urgently needed measures.


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