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Interview: Bryan Ekus, managing director of Solar United

People standing in front of a sign.

Two weeks ago the PV industry organization IPVEA became Solar United. The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA) had represented the upstream solar business since 2008 and Managing Director Bryan Ekus says that the change...

SolarWorld AG revenues fall 25% in 2013

SolarWorld installation in Berlin, Germany.

Module shipments were down as business in Germany suffered, but increases in U.S., Japan and South Africa lift gloom.

ReneSola modules power 11.7 MW Italy PV plant

ReneSola HQ, China.

The solar company's high-efficiency modules have been chosen for Italy's Ferrara Aranova PV project.

Chaori Solar debt warning raises prospect of first onshore China default

China flag.

The Shanghai-based solar cell maker has said it may not meet a $14.6 million interest payment in what would be the first onshore default for China's PV industry.

Modest solar growth forecast for Asia-Pacific region by 2015

PV installation, Taiwan.

Research from GlobalData predicts steady growth for the APAC PV module market of around 7.9% over the coming 12 months.

Canadian Solar back into profit

Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu.

Positive figures reveal refocus onto downstream business slipped back for Chinese solar company. But Canadian Solar releases a positive outlook for 2014, including for its 'total solutions' business.

US posts record year for solar in 2013

A Solar City rooftop installation.

GTM Research and the SEIA predict a further 6 GW of installations in 2014. But GlobalData sounds warning note over importance of support mechanisms as Obama prepares to withdraw ITC.

SEIA calls for investment tax credit rethink

Rhone Resch.

The U.S. solar industry fears plans to end the ITC could decimate the industry. Rhone Resch has called upon president Obama to rethink his solar tax credit plans.

Japan adds 4.58 GW of PV in eight months, FIT cuts of 10% mooted

Japanese rooftop PV installation.

As METI reveals the country installed record levels of PV capacity last year, speculation grows of an impending cut in Japan's FIT.

PV market to become supply-driven in 2014, says NPD Solarbuzz

NPD Solarbuzz Supply-Demand market share.

With solar PV costs and prices falling dramatically, a more balanced supply-demand picture awaits the PV market this year, predict the solar analysts.

Trina Solar enjoys positive 2013 despite Q4 slowdown

Jifan Gao, CEO, Trina Solar

Decreases in revenue, margin and shipments between Q3 and Q4 fail to deflate a strong 12 months for the solar giant.

Yingli Solar posts positive preliminary 2013 financial results

Yingli Solar PV production.

The Chinese solar company estimates that shipments increased by approximately 13% in the fourth quarter of last compared to Q3.

Martifer Solar building 78.4 MW UK PV portfolio

Exmoor coastline, Devon, England.

The portfolio will comprise four new PV plants commissioned by British clean energy company Lightsource Renewable Energy.

France PV update: 613 MW added in 2013, FIT changes proposed

Meurthe et Moselle, France.

As the French government considers scrapping the domestic content FIT bonus, figures show just 613 MW of PV capacity were added last year.

Indian state signs MoU for 7.5 GW of new PV capacity

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir pen MoU with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India.

Ghana finalizes plans for 155 MW solar park

Nzema solar plant.

Local company will team with U.K. consortium to develop the PV plant, with work due to commence in September.

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