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Solar expectations rise for Brazil as auctions announced

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

IHS has raised Brazil's attractiveness score in its Emerging PV Markets Attractiveness Ranking given the positive news for PV in the country, elevating it from eighth to sixth place.

EU-China talks dwell on subsidies

Karel de Gucht.

The latest round of high level trade talks between the EU and China touched upon the tricky subject of subsidies and state-owned enterprises. Trade commissioner Karel de Gucht was involved in the fourth HED talks, in Brussels.

Indian state Madhya Pradesh targets 1.4 GW of solar power by 2015

With 202 MW currently installed, the state has set a target of 1,200 MW of solar power generation capacity by June 2015.

GCL Poly profits up to $47 million

A GCL Poly manufacturing facility.

The solar developer's third-quarter update paints a healthy pciture. Staffing costs at GCL Poly have almost halved this year.

Yingli Green Energy pledge 59 MW of PV modules for China's Three Gorges New Energy

The panels, for three ground mounted projects in Gansu, Hebei and Baoding, will be delivered before the end of 2013.

Suntech acquisition could cost almost $1 billion

Wuxi Suntech's headquarters.

Sources close to Shunfeng's planned acquisition of Wuxi Suntech speculate it could cost CNY5 billion-6 billion. Shunfeng has suspended trading in its shares pending an announcement on the deal.

Two Centrosolar Group AG subsidiaries leave protective shield, file for preliminary insolvency

The latest financing concept for the stricken PV supplier sees Centrosolar AG and Centrosolar Sonnenstromfabrik GmbH lose creditor protection as the group attempts to stay afloat.

SPI: US utilities increasingly embracing PV

SPI Chicago 2014

The atmosphere at this year's Solar Power International (SPI) remained markedly sunny on its fourth and final day in Chicago: The U.S. solar market is booming and growth prospects are unanimously seen as very positive. A new...

Chicago Solar Express project simplifies rooftop PV for city residents and businesses

Project designed to cut rooftop PV installation times from 30 days to one, reduce costs by 25% and streamline permit and zoning process.

New joint venture OurSun Solar Power Ltd. launched to promote solar power in Pakistan

Collaboration between the meeco Group and a consortium of industry partners hope to kick-start Pakistan's solar industry, with 1.7 MW of projects already secured.

SPI: 'Times for solar have never been better'

SPI 2014 Chicago

Optimism and happy faces dominated the discussions and forecasts on the third day of the Solar Power International (SPI) confab in Chicago. After a difficult downturn, the industry is taking off to new heights.

REC CEO Ole Enger to step down

Following the sale of REC Solar, the REC Silicon arm of the company has announced it will move all operations to the State of Washington, U.S., with current CEO Ole Enger stepping down in December.

Multicrystalline silicon modules to dominate PV industry in 2014

NPD Solarbuzz module 2014 outlook chart

Solar PV module production is set to reach the 50 GW landmark in 2014. The advanced p-type multi segment will see the strongest technology share gains next year, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

US hosts first auction to develop solar energy on public lands

The two Colorado Solar Energy Zones have the potential to generate up to 400 MW, enough to power 125,000 homes. The federal government is looking to commercially develop 19 such zones in the western part of the country.

Massachusetts to build 3.9 MW solar farm on former landfill site

The switch from dirty source to clean energy seen as a signal of growing acceptance of renewable power in the U.S. state.

SolarCity and Hawaiian Electric Company to develop 15 MW PV project

Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaiian Electric estimates the project, SolarCity's second PV plant in the state, will reduce the overall cost of generating electricity on Oahu by $64 million while displacing approximately 1.8 million gallons of oil per year.

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