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Wirsol Solar UK renamed Conergy West Sussex

Wirsol PV array, Jaguar Land Rover, Coventry, England

Originally part of the now defunct German group Wirsol, the British unit was acquired by Conergy in January. Robert Goss will now head both Conergy subsidiaries in the U.K.

AFASE dissolves, merges with SETI

SETI Alliance graphic

The organization that spearheaded opposition to the EU's anti-dumping case against Chinese PV manufacturers is joining the SETI Alliance following resolution of the trade dispute.

US solar market in the spotlight

San Diego, California

Greentech Media's solar conference in San Diego, California, examines the latest financial, technological and political devleopments in the fast-growing U.S. market.

Quercus invests in 27.7 MW PV project in Wales

Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Costing close to $40 million, the project acquired from Good Energy will become one of the U.K.'s largest PV plants once complete.

Second-largest ever quarter for US PV industry

Rooftop installation, U.S.

The third quarter of 2013 saw the U.S. install 930 MW of PV capacity, according to a joint report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research.

EU importers must check origins of solar products

Shipping containers.

German law firm Rödl & Partner has pointed out importers will be liable to pay duties on any Chinese-made mislabelled solar products. The warning follows last week's definitive EU verdict.

Trina Solar welcomes EU move

Jifan Gao.

Chinese module maker Trina welcomes the EU anti dumping and anti subsidy decision. Trina is one of the signatories to the deal thrashed out by Karel de Gucht.

Heraeus ramps up Singapore paste production

Heraeus silver paste.

A newswire story reporting the development quotes an Heraeus VP talking of Singapore's 'lean management' benefits. The report claims Heraeus' Hanau unit will focus on technical service and operations.

Canadian Solar lands 8.7 MW module order

Durango, Mexico.

The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.

EDF enters Indian solar market

Madhya Pradesh, India.

French electricity utility EDF's renewables arm has signed a JV with Indian solar company Acme. The Acme Solar JV is aiming to develop an initial portfolio of 200 MW in the country.

Leading academics gather to explore UK's solar future potential

Imperial College London building.

The three-year, $1.5 million research project brings together scientists from Loughborough University, Imperial College London and Aerial mapping company Bluesky to assess the U.K.'s PV potential.

S.A.G. Solarstrom's credit rating suspended

S.A.G. Solarstrom, in Freiburg.

The German developer has had its BB+ credit rating suspended. The move comes after Friday's loss of a major project development contract.

China Wind Power loaned $80.6 million to develop 70 MW solar projects

The landscape of Yunnan Province, China.

The state-owned China Development Bank has loaned the renewable energy company funds to finance the development of two PV projects in China.

Ontario predicts future energy mix

A rooftop PV installation in Ontario.

The Canadian province says renewables – including hydro – will provide 46% of its energy needs by 2025. The prediction came as part of Ontario's updated Long Term Energy Plan, unveiled this week.

New York devotes $30 million to large scale solar funding

The Statue of Liberty in New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has released a $30 million fund for projects up to 200 kW in size. The NYSERDA cash can pay up to half the costs of solar projects.

S.A.G. Solarstrom may have to quit solar

S.A.G. Solarstrom.

The German solar developer S.A.G. Solarstrom says escalating project development costs may render its business model unviable. The news comes after the company announced a major deal for British projects has fallen through.

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