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Intersolar North America: the new Gold Rush


San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee seemed to know the crowd he addressed on the opening night of the seventh Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco. After all, it is an archetype that goes back more than 150 years in San...

UK solar farm approved for MP's family estate

Solar farm in England.

The 175-acre solar farm has been approved by Dorset County Council despite facing stiff opposition from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Solar Energy Foundation aiding relief workers in Philippines

Relief workers, Philippines

Germany's Stiftung Solarenergie (Solar Energy Foundation) has launched a coordinated effort to equip relief workers in the Philippines with solar lights and charging systems as they struggle to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Suntech transfers Japanese unit shares to Wuxi Suntech

Suntech HQ in Wuxi

Following creditor approval of Shungfeng's $493 million takeover of Wuxi Suntech, parent group Suntech Power is sprucing up the insolvent unit with additional assets from Japan and Singapore.

Canadian Solar posts positive third quarter results across the board

Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu

The solar manufacturer shipped 478 MW in Q3, generating $490.9 million in net revenue: an increase of 41.1% on Q2.

New hopes for Russian RES developers emerge at REF-2013 meeting in Moscow


The 2nd International Sustainable Energy Forum (REF-2013), one of the major events in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grid in Russia and the CIS, is taking place in Moscow Nov. 12-13.

Abu Dhabi power chiefs to propose 500 MW solar rooftop scheme

Abu Dhabi desert.

Aiming for 7% renewable energy generation by 2020, the Emirate's electricity regulator will submit its solar plans to the Executive Council in early 2014.

Intersolar India: 4 GW park first step towards achieving 18 GW in a decade

Intersolar India

UPDATE: India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy hopes to build five "ultra-mega renewable parks," which could generate up to 18 GW in the next 10 years.

Turkey sets date for new solar PV applications


The country's energy watchdog has announced that it will begin accepting new solar PV license applications in April 2015.

Hanwha SolarOne posts $75 million third-quarter net loss

Hanwha SolarOne PV production

Lower shipments resulted in a slight drop in revenue and a major increase in net loss for the Chinese PV manufacturer despite further expanding its global footprint and increasing business in Japan, China and the U.S.

UN Climate Change Conference: A cry for help

Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines 08.11.2013

Political leaders at the conference were moved by a Philippine delegate's challenge to prevent future catastrophes and prove that the meeting is more than a 'carbon-intensive gathering of useless frequent flyers.'

SolarWorld posts 26% revenue contraction for Q3

SolarWorld PV modules in production.

Due to ongoing restructuring within SolarWorld AG, group revenue reached just €345.6 million in Q3, despite a 57% increase in trade shipments.

Revised IHS forecast predicts greater global spending on solar

IHS solar expenditure forecast.

As market conditions begin to improve, the analysts have raised their forecast for PV capital spending, predicting a 42% increase in 2014.

Mascotte seeks bond deal as it struggles to reduce debt pile


With liabilities of HK$236 million ($30.4 million), the Taiwanese company has negotiated an agreement with bondholders but must still convince shareholders.

Ontario opens application window for small FIT projects

A satellite image of Ontario.

The OPA will allocate FIT payments for up to 123.5 MW of small solar projects plus 15 MW for planned arrays on yet to be constructed buildings. The procurement rules for larger projects are still being formulated.

Solar cells picking up good vibrations

Queen Mary University of London

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

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