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Industry reacts to US Commerce Department ruling

China, U.S. flags

While SolarWorld has applauded the U.S. decision to impose anti-dumping duties higher than 50% on imports of solar power products from China and about 20% from Taiwan, much of the U.S. solar industry has blasted the ruling as...


Portugal's net-metering law raises faint hopes

Microgeneration PV Portugal.

Approval of law could propel solar sector into the fast lane, where PV is still playing catch-up to a soaring wind industry.


Schmid receives order for three Multi Busbar Connector lines

Schmid MBC technology.

German PV tool supplier Schmid Group has announced the supply of three Multi Busbar Connector lines to a well-known Asian premium manufacturer. The systems can allow manufacturers to assemble modules with between 8 to 15 thin...


Global DG market to double by 2023, says Navigant Research

Rooftop PV installation.

The growth of distributed generation technologies is propelling DG energy to new heights, and could see the sector reach 165 GW by 2023.


JA Solar ships 100 MW of modules to Pakistan solar park

Punjab, Pakistan.

Modules to be installed on a 500-acre PV installation located in the country's Bahawalpur region. Array will form part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


The pv magazine weekly digest

Alan 'Fluff' Freeman.

Trina rules the world, oil is cheap as chips, Germany retreats from solar and Abengoa switches on 250 MW. It's all here with all the week's solar news in one handy article.


JinkoSolar achieves 306.9W with 60-cell module

JinkoSolar rooftop.

Chinese module producer JinkoSolar has announced that it has achieved a 306.9W output from one of its Eagle+ PV modules. JinkoSolar employed a number of innovative materials to achieve the power output, which was verified at TÜV...


US smart grid firm betting on Australia

A PV smart grid.

MicroPlanet emphasized its various attempts to break the Australian market in trading update. According to the figures, no sales were registered in Q3.


Peel-and-stick solar cells

Stanford University campus.

Stanford professor says peel-away solar cells could revolutionize BIPV. Chinese academic is working on scaling up the technology.


Advanced energy drives California job creation

Solar installers in California.

Solar employs almost 73,000 workers among the 431,800 working in advanced energy in the state. Rise in AE job numbers far outstrips general state and national employment rises.


Utility acquires Element Power US

Downtown Edmonton.

Capital Power will pay $114 million for US subsidiary's renewables portfolio. Element Power US has 15 MW North Carolina PV project among its four North American solar schemes.


Renewable energy veterans launch new resource efficiency finance company

Solar commercial installation.

Generate Capital, co-founded by Jigar Shah and a host of renewable energy industry veterans, pioneers infrastructure-as-a-service model.


One in five of all Australian households now using solar

Midlura, Australia.

One out of every five Australian households are turning to solar energy for their electricity or hot water, new data has revealed.


Abundance launches RE shared ownership platform to UK market

Westmill Solar Park.

The ethical direct investment platform announces launch of U.K.'s first shared ownership platform that links renewable energy developers with communities.


Kong Sun to boost Chinese DG PV by 600 MW

Hainan skyline, China

The Hong Kong-based investment company is to collaborate with Chinese EPC Wuxi Liansheng on the development of the distributed solar projects.


Is the oil price slump a boon for solar?

Texas oil well.

As global oil prices hit a five-year low, the fossil fuel industry is facing a gathering storm that could spell great news for the solar power industry.


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