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Scottish renewable energy in the post-referendum era

Scotland onshore wind turbine

Following Scotland's independence referendum last month and voters' decision to remain in the U.K., increasing the country's devolved powers has emerged as the center of a dynamic debate. Will energy policy also be devolved? And...


Microinverter, DC optimizer market surpasses 2 GW capacity

Enphase PV microinverter.

Figures from GTM Research suggest the market is evolving from niche sector to successful, growing segment of the solar industry.


Iowa votes to triple solar incentive

US Iowa Senate

The Senate of the U.S. state voted unanimously 46-0 to boost state tax credits for solar PV installations.


GCL-Poly signs credit deal with China Development Bank

China flag

Chinese polysilicon and wafer supplier GCL-Poly has signed a credit facility agreement with the China Development Bank in order to further develop its domestic solar farm business.


Greece amends retroactive FIT cuts; leaves solar PV sector divided

Greece solar installation.

MPs to vote on amended PV bill over the weekend as Greek solar agencies squabble over industry's future.


Philippines set to unveil 22 MW solar facility

Solar

The Philippines is about to unveil its first major solar facility that feeds into the power grid.


United Photovoltaics Group finalizes deals for 295 MW of new PV

Temple in Inner Mongolia.

The Chinese solar company formally agrees the acquisition of 195 MW in China from GD Solar, seals deal for 100 MW from Singyes.


SolarWorld narrows losses, but return to profit in 2014 doubtful

Frank Asbeck, SolarWorld CEO.

Following a complete financial restructuring in 2013 the company managed to stem its losses, eyeing reinvigorated revenues this year.


BluEarth begins buying solar plants from Canadian Solar

Canada

Canadian Solar has sold its Little Creek solar plant to BluEarth Renewables in a deal valued CAD $53m.


Hindustan Cleanenergy to build solar projects in Indian regions

India

Hindustan Cleanenergy has signed PPAs for three solar projects in the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh regions of India.


Solar maintenance takes the stage at Solar O&M Conference

Solar PV installation in North America.

U.S. commercial solar industry draws criticism for poor O&M record at the show as discussions center on need for systematic and standardized approach.


Manz posts record revenues despite sector contraction

Dieter Manz, CEO of Manz

The German plant manufacturer posts €266.2 million revenues for 2013, driven by growth in the display and semiconductor sectors. CEO calls for active industry PV policy in Germany.


Komax sells off part of its solar business

Komax stringing process.

The Swiss technology company yesterday announced that its Chinese partner Yingkou Jinchen will acquire 51% of its solar stake.


Renewable energy milestones reported in UK and California

Californian utility PG&E sourced 22.5% of its power from renewable sources in 2013, while the average U.K. share hit a record 13.8%.


China Electric Equipment Group looks to buy Sunergy Shanghai

China

China Electric Equipment Group has agreed to buy Sunergy Shanghai from China Sunergy in a deal worth $37.7 million (RMB 231.2 million).


RENA begins self-administration insolvency

Wafer processing.

The German chemicals specialist has begun insolvency proceedings after failing to settle the debts of its subsidiary, SH+E.


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