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EC to cut two more Chinese producers from minimum price agreement

European Commission Brussels

Citing a long list of breached obligations, the European Commission is set to remove Chint Solar and Sunny Energy from the minimum price undertaking.


"I am certainly not the solar industry gravedigger," says Asbeck

In a newspaper interview in Germany, SolarWorld's CEO and founder Frank Asbeck defended the crackdown on the Chinese competition with regards to dumping. Additionally, Asbeck criticized German politics which apparently ruined...


Renewables come closer to covering 100% of German demand

On Sunday midday, about 80% of the electricity demand in Germany was covered by renewable sources. A lot of sun and wind made this possible.


Crowdfunding record for solar

Sonneninvest has managed to gather more than a million Euros via crowdfunding for solar PV plants. The company's second crowdfunding venture has already secured more than half a million Euros.


Swedish Midsummer granted loan for thin film R&D

Flexible thin film solar equipment developer, Midsummer has been granted a SEK10 million (US$1.21 million) grant from Almi Företagspartner for the continued development of thin film solar cell production equipment.


India: Another 750 MW up for auction

SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) will be holding auctions for a total of 750 MW of solar projects in Maharasthra and Gujarat.


Market troubles hit solar stocks

Shares of publicly traded solar companies were already suffering from a faulty association with the price of oil, but the recent fall in global markets has furthered declines.


Indonesia: Tax incentives for renewable energy

The Indonesian government has announced it will provide tax incentives to investors seeking to develop renewable energy projects in the country.


France doubles large-scale PV solicitation to 800 MW

French authorities cite a large volume of bids and very low prices for the doubling of available capacity. This follows a doubling of capacity for a solicitation for mid-sized PV in July.


China Sunergy's 260 MW deal to supply modules to the state

China Sunergy headquarters.

Latest move to shore up domestic solar industry sees state-owned company sign purchase agreement. 12-month supply deal backdated to start last month.


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Right Said Fred.

90s nostalgia afflicts solar as utilities clutch at straws in the US, the EU hurls penalties at impervious Chinese glass makers and digest regular Frank Asbeck prepares to count the dollars.


11+ GW of rooftop potential in NYC

The New York city skyline.

New solar rooftop mapping tool has assessed more than one million rooftops in the five boroughs. Mapdwell system offers community funding model and link to nearby installers.


SkyPower: from creditor protection to global force

SkyPower's First Light project in Ontario.

Canadian developer's CEO says two more GW-scale deals imminent. Kerry Adler says deals in Middle East and Africa will be signed within two months.


El Salvador to hold 150 MW renewable energy auction

This will be the nation's second auction for renewables in only a few years. When the projects approved are built, solar is expected to play a much larger role in the nation's energy mix.


Brazilian state signs contract for 50 MW of solar PV

The state of Pernambuco has signed its second solar PPA with developers, this time for a 50 MW PV project. The state has given Kroma Energia and Cone a year and a half to build the plant.


Official NYSE-delisting notice for Yingli

Yingli Green Energy has received an official notice from NYSE stating that the company was not in compliance with the stock exchange's price criteria.


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