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JinkoSolar Signs CNY 1 billion financing deal with China Minsheng Bank

JinkoSolar PV plant, China

Financial services will include merger and acquisition financing, supply chain financing, bridge loans, letters of guarantee, trade financing and project financing, particularly for distributed PV projects.


Solar Frontier to add 150 MW of capacity in new fab

Solar Frontier new Tohoku Plant artist rendering

In another sign that the module manufacturing environment is returning to more sure footing, Japanese thin film manufacturer Solar Frontier has announced that it will construct a new fab, with 150 MW nameplate capacity.


US lawmakers call on Congress to extend renewable energy incentives

US Capitol building

Among the 10 incentives set to expire are the Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), both of which have helped solar PV to flourish in the U.S.


Jordan's largest PV plant powered by 1 MW of Trina Solar modules

Amman, Jordan.

The solar power company will supply 4,032 of its Trina Honey modules to the project, to be jointly built by local company Mustakbal Clean Tech and Germany's Phoenix Solar.


European Commission examining German renewable energy law

EC headquarters

The European Commission is looking to see whether some companies are unfairly benefiting from a loophole allowing a reduction on the country's renewable energy surcharge.


Renewable energy system owners enjoy high satisfaction, finds report

Residential solar installation in the U.S.

The study from the NC Sustainable Energy Association suggests that rewarding policies helped bolster owners' desires to "do the right thing" on energy.


Sharp pulls plug on solar panel production in UK

Sharp company building

Although Sharp's solar cell division has benefited from booming demand in Japan, its panel business in the U.K. has suffered in the difficult European market.


First Solar modules chosen for 48 MW French PV projects

Midi-Pyrenees, France.

The global provider of PV solar systems will supply its thin-film modules to four solar energy plants in France's Auvergne, Midi-Pyrenees and Sarrazac regions.


SolarCity launches Give Power Foundation

Rooftop installation, U.S.

For every megawatt of residential solar installed in 2014, the U.S. solar company will donate a solar power system to a school in a developing country.


Intersolar expands global events

Intersolar North America

The new series of Intersolar Summits will provide international companies with new ways of accessing up-and-coming growth markets.


UK ratifies new WEEE regulations on PV recycling

PV module being recycled.

The U.K.'s adaption of the EU's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive will come into force on January 1, 2014 in a move welcomed by PV Cycle.


Orka completes 6.3 MW of projects in Belgium

Brussels town hall.

The Belgian developer partnered with Martifer Solar and Cofely Solar Technics on the large-scale commercial rooftop installations in Brussels.


Belectric, Solar Frontier join forces

Solar Frontier.

German plant developer Belectric has formed an EPC alliance with thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier and engineering and construction firm Shoseki to exploit opportunities in Japan.


Spain's Grupo T-Solar completes 25 MW project in California

California-Mexico border region

T-Solar is expanding its operations in the U.S. after winning a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. It is also planning to build a 30 MW plant in Puerto Rico.


US Energy Department report examines storage

GE Energy storage

The U.S. Department of Energy report identifies the challenges facing the widespread use of storage solutions, including cost, safety and industry acceptance.


GCL Poly negotiates supply contract resolution

A GCL Poly's polysilicon manufacturing facility in China.

The poly-manufacturer-turned-solar-developer has amended the terms of a contract to buy solar wafer manufacturing equipment. A claim had been lodged over an alleged breach of the $232 million agreement.


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