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UK solar and renewable energy associations go separate ways

London solar bridge

The associations, which became affiliated in 2011, will again become independent next year. The groups say the move will allow them to focus on their core strengths.


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.


Scatec Solar agree 10 MW Jordan deal

Jordan's capital Amman

Jordanian power company National Electric Power Company (Nepco) has signed a two-decade power purchase agreement with Scatec Solar for a 10 MW solar PV plant to be built in Southern Jordan.


Indian industry headed towards calamity, warns federation

Delhi India

The National Solar Energy Federation of India has complained about the quality of domestic-made technology in a letter to the government.


Micro-grid market to soar after 2015, says Frost & Sullivan

Micro-grid from Schneider.

Driven by growing renewable energy demand in numerous regions, the market for micro-grid installations will grow rapidly between 2015 and 2020.


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