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EREC closes due to high Brussels rents


The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) is to shut its doors today as the former representative body continues its fall into liquidation. The reason given for this was an ability to meet the costs of renting in central...

PV inverter shipments fall in 2Q13

The latest report from IHS shows worldwide market shipments for solar PV inverters declining 5% year-on-year in the second quarter. The demand fall in key European markets has contributed to the decrease, a first since the third...

SolarWorld to bring 500 kW of carport solar power to four Californian parks

SolarWorld Americas has begun work on constructing solar carports totaling more than 500 kW of power across four public parks in California, US.

First Solar and China Sunergy urge Indian government to drop dumping investigation

U.S. and Chinese manufacturers claim that India’s government is acting beyond the scope of its powers in a dumping probe they describe as "flawed."

Czech lower house votes through end to FiT payments

A Czech solar power plant.

The lower house voted through an anti-subsidy bill and retroactive tax before being dissolved in the wake of the corruption scandal that brought down Petr Necas' government. The upper house will consider the bill later this month.

Solon installs Bucharest's largest rooftop system

Power lines in Romania.

A Bucharest logistics center will house a 2.2 MW system comprised of almost 9,000 Solon 220/16 modules which are set to be installed in just seven weeks.

Punjab plans 700 MW-1 GW plant

The Cholistan desert.

The Punjab Energy Council has reportedly approved the large scale Quaid-e-Azam scheme. The solar plant project will be headed by Punjab chief minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif.

Trade actions – more hyperbole than hardship

The Wall Street Bull.

The predicted catastrophic effects of trade wars on stock prices never materialized on Wall Street. Analaysts offer a cautiously positive outlook on the industry.

SolarWorld supplies largest solar project in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic.

U.S. manufacturer SolarWorld has supplied nearly 6,000 panels and racking for a 1.5 MW array at Cibao International Airport. The project is the largest in the Dominican Republic and one of the largest in Latin America.

Uzbekistan plans first solar plant

The flag of Uzbekistan.

The former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan is planning a $207m 100 MW solar plant in Samarkand. Construction is expected to start early next year.

PV recycling group opens German operation

PV recycling.

PV Cycle Deutschland will be based in Munich. After February, German PV importers and manufacturers must treat PV waste, under EU legislation.

REC shareholders to vote on new convertible bond

An REC facility in Singapore.

Rebellious REC shareholders will vote on a proposed $110m bond on Wednesday with a more controversial vote over splitting off the downstream solar business looming later in the month. REC wants to separate its module and silicon...

US to supply 20% of global solar demand to 2018

A 44 GW solar pipeline means the U.S. will supply 20% of global solar demand up to 2018, according to NPD Solarbuzz. The solar consultancy says California installed a state record 521 MW of PV from April to June.

Suntech: Restructuring process moves forward

Photovoltaic module producer Suntech Power Holdings held productive discussions with key stakeholders in China last week to discuss the restructuring of the debt-ridden company. Suntech has reached an understanding with its...

Yingli Green Energy halves losses and posts 26.1% growth in second quarter

Second quarter revenue surges past $550 million as the company halves its losses for the second quarter of 2013.

Sunlabob to lead on solar PV training in Kiribati

Laos-based Sunlabob Renewable Energy wins contract to provide hands-on solar PV training and related equipment to the Pacific island state of Kiribati.

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