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Capital Stage AG hit 53.6% profit in 2013

Hamburg docks.

Positive financial year underlined by expansion into French market and revenue increase of Eur 57 million ($78.5 million).


Greece: PV installation rates plunge in second quarter as RES fund debt rises

Thesaloniki, Greece

PV installations in Greece dropped significantly between April and June compared to the first quarter of 2013, when the country saw a considerable uptake in new solar PV capacity. At the same time, the country's RES fund...


Spain abolishes FITs entirely

Jose Manuel Soria.

The country's new scheme will guarantee only a 'reasonable profitability' for renewable energy plants and that figure will be based on what the government says developers should have paid rather than their actual level of...


Solar thermal scheme is no threat to PV in the UK

Greg Barker.

The U.K.'s renewable heat incentive will rebalance a regime previously skewed towards PV, says the country's trade body, adding that leveling the playing field will enable people to make the right choice and incentivize mixed...


EU targets German Renewable Energy Act

Joaquin Almunia, European Commission VP in charge of competition policy.

The European Commission appears to be sharpening its focus on Germany's Renewable Energy Act due to possible violations of European Union competition regulations. Energy-intensive German companies that have profited from...


Intersolar North America: Quiet halls on day three

Intersolar North America.

There was a subdued feeling to the halls on the final day of the trade show but plenty of energy from innovative start-ups and even time for PV types to rock out.


Another cut to Spanish FIT payments

Jose Manuel Soria.

Spanish government announces its fifth cut to FIT payments but sugars the pill by guaranteeing renewables investors will be assured 'reasonable profitability' of 7.5% on schemes.


Trina Solar supplies 7 MW of modules to UK project

Trina Solar panels.

Load and wind bearing capacity of Trina modules prompts Belgian installer Ikaros Solar to use the Chinese modules for the first time. Goose Willow Farm scheme will use 24,000 Trina panels.


Renesola aims for Japanese expansion

PV Expo Japan 2011.

CEO of Chinese manufacturer says Japan will become company's third biggest market after U.S. and Europe as he announces deal to supply up to 32 MW of modules to Japanese client.


German government: no punitive duties for polysilicon imports to China

Polysilicon Wacker

Germany's Economics Ministry has reiterated that China will not impose punitive duties on imports of polysilicon from the European Union after conflicting reports on the trade issue.


Lightsource, Juwi partner on 12.5 MWp UK plant

British solar farm & livestock

Juwi, one of Europe's leading renewable energy installers, has signed an operations and maintenance agreement with the U.K.'s Lightsource Renewable Energy to oversee two solar farms with an installed capacity of 12.48 MWp.


New York backs 79 solar projects with $54 million

New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved $54 million for 79 new large-scale solar energy projects across the state. The new projects will add 64 MW to New York’s solar capacity.


2.5 MW solar plant lands in Roswell

Roswell, New Mexico

Green States Energy's 2.5 MW PV plant has begun operation in Roswell, New Mexico, where it will help power nearly 800 homes in the area.


Intersolar North America: positive responses from exhibitors

Fanuc LR Mate assembly robot at Intersolar North America 2013

The second day of the Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco wound down on Wednesday with upbeat assessments from exhibitors as the event continued its focus on new technologies, products and funding opportunities.


JinkoSolar, Soventix partner in South Africa

Arturo Herrero JinkoSolar

China's JinkoSolar has teamed up with German group Soventix on one of the largest roof-mounted PV plants in South Africa.


Unnamed investor acquires Nanosolar's German factory

Nanosolar GmbH Luckenwalde

An unnamed Swiss investor has acquired Nanosolar, Inc.'s panel factory in Germany. Nanosolar GmbH will focus on the production of cSi-based utility panels and PV products aimed at the residential market.


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