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CSUN announces resignation of CFO Yongfei Chen

CSUN headquarters in Nanjing, China

China Sunergy chief financial officer resigns for personal reasons. Company appoints Shilian Guo as acting CFO.

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.

LDK Solar appoints liquidators as winding-up procedures begin

LDK headquarters, China.

Having missed bond repayments last year, the solar wafer company will pursue liquidation proceedings on all offshore debt.

Bright prospects for US solar stocks

US solar panel installation

Some of the largest solar companies in the U.S. post positive perfomances on the markets as 2014 cranks into gear.

JinkoSolar posts 62.7% growth for 2013

Jinkosolar PV plant.

The solar company shipped 1.9 GW of solar products last year, enjoying a strong final quarter that generated a gross margin of 24.7%.

India's Solar Energy Corp identifies site for 1 GW PV plant

Mahboobnagar, India.

The corporation will develop its new 1 GW solar park on a 5,000 acre site in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Trina Solar and ANU develop 24.4% efficient solar cell

Fraunhofer researcher.

The Chinese PV company teamed up with the Australian National University to develop the high efficiency IBC solar cell.

S.A.G. Solarstrom sells its largest German project

Solarstrom HQ, Frieburg, Germany.

Proceeds from the sale of the 10.1 MW solar park will be used to repay the bridging loan from Deutsche Bank.

UK PV sector buoyed by JA Solar and ET Solar projects

Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

The two solar companies have expanded their presence in the U.K. by 7.8 MW and 8.4 MW respectively.

PV Expo Tokyo: show closes on an upbeat note

PV Expo Tokyo

The final day of the show saw busy traffic in the exhibition halls as organizers reveal improved numbers on last year.

JCM Capital: raising funds for solar projects in emerging markets

Tom Heintzman, managing director of JCM Capital

Interview: Tom Heintzman, managing director of JCM Capital, discusses the company's private investment funds, finding the right projects and how best to mitigate risk.

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