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DNV GL finds energy executives positive for high-penetration RE future

Solar-powered smart grid.

Survey results suggest 82% of energy professionals believe world can be more than 70% renewable by 2050 provided future debate migrates from integration to whole-system assessments.

Bulgarian Constitutional Court hands down victory to solar industry

Drachevo PV plant, Bulgaria

Bulgaria installed just 1.18 MW in the first half of 2014, confirming the country's PV sector stall. Amidst the gloom, a court ruling last week has provided a needed ray of light.

China PV target cut to 13 GW for 2014

Solar installation, China.

Installation target revised downwards from 14 GW as China switches solar focus towards greater distributed generation.

Spanish solar power topped 8% penetration in July

REC rooftop installation, Spain

Solar PV and CSP accounted for 8.3% of the energy mix, with renewables combined generating 37.6% of all electricity for the month.

SolarWorld refutes White House involvement in US-China trade dispute

Barack Obama, Xi Jinping

The German and U.S. solar manufacturer has denied rumors that the Obama administration has pushed for a compromise in the ongoing trade row but has told pv magazine the two conditions it's demanding for a negotiated settlement.

Three reasons to be bullish on Japan

A Sharp presentation at PV Japan.

Japan has been and remains a booming PV market. In the last Japanese financial year, March 2012 through March 2013, over 7 GW of new PV capacity was installed in the country. But increasingly observers are asking, how long will...

SMA buys O&M unit from Phoenix Solar

SMA CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon

While the leading German inverter maker is expanding its O&M services in Europe and North America, Phoenix Solar has lowered its revenue and operating profit forecast for the year.

US, Chinese solar EPC companies continue to dominate global PV installations

First Solar PV module installation

Of the 10 companies it predicts will top this year's ranking, six are based in China while four are in North America, reports IHS. South Africa is expected to grow fivefold in 2014, installing close to 600 MW.

SPI partners with Wircon on UK joint venture

Wirsol 3.6 MW Penhale plant, Cornwall England

The companies initially plan to develop 55 MW of PV projects in the United Kingdom. SPI has recently raised nearly $50 million to expand its international activities.

Enphase Energy cuts second-quarter loss, posts record revenue

Enphase PV microinverter

Strong demand from the core domestic market as well as from overseas helped boost sales at the California solar microinverter systems manufacturer.

First Solar sets new world record for thin film solar PV at 21%

The U.S. PV maker's new cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell narrowly beats Solar Frontier's 20.9% record for copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar PV.

World's largest solar boat charts course for ancient Greece

MS Turano PlanetSolar

Solar boat MS Turanor PlanetSolar has become a research vessel for archaeological expeditions in Greece. The catamaran completed a round-the-world trip in 2012 powered only by sun.

Leading UK solar firms challenge government plans to end subsidies

UK Martifer-Lightsource plant

In their ongoing battle against government plans to end the RO support scheme for large-scale PV, solar companies are now banking on the courts to overturn the proposal.

GCL New Energy, Singyes Solar announce far-reaching partnership

GCL-Polysilicon facilities

The companies will cooperate mainly on distributed generation projects next year with a combined target of at least 500 MW.

Indian manufacturers begin to split on duties

The Vikram Solar stand.

Not all Indian PV manufacturers are coming out in support of anti-dumping duties the government may impose to protect domestic manufacturers. Vikram Solar has spoken out against the recommended duties.

US anti-dumping case threatens future of 3 GW of solar projects

Chinese module graph.

More than 3 GW of solar PV projects in the U.S. that had lined up Chinese modules may have to find an alternative supplier or pay the higher tariff, says NPD Solarbuzz.

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