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Bester Generación connects 26 MW of power in the UK

Bester Generacion's 14 MW project in St. Stephen, Cornwall, UK

The projects are among the 254 MW that the Spanish company plans to implement in 2014 as part of the $360 million Quercus Renewable Energy Fund II, which is financing 21 PV projects across England.

German solar developer Sunselex files for insolvency

Sunselex, France

The Munich-based project developer may have folded, but its management is looking to transfer the group's core assets to a Swiss subsidiary with a new focus on emerging markets around the globe.

US solar sector eager to reinforce energy grid

Namaste Solar

A new report by the U.S. Department of Energy calls for increasing the resiliency of the country's electric grid to weather outages. The nation's solar sector is eager to help.

Russia set to draw up national RES map

Moscow, Russia

While Russia lags far behind most developed Western countries when it comes to renewable energy, the government is now creating a single RES development map to better gauge the country's potential.

Solar debate lights up Edinburgh fest, reveals UK's lack of vision

At this year's Edinburgh International Book Festival, a popular debate series showcased the benefits and drawbacks of solar and nuclear power and highlighted Britain's yearning for quick fixes.

Trina, Yingli eyeing Suntech

Suntech headquarters in China.

Chinese manufacturers Trina Solar and Yingli Green Energy are both reported to be considering a partial or complete acquisition of the debt-stricken Suntech. Analysts say the move is not to be unexpected.

Sao Paulo on the verge of solar surge

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Brazil's industrial and economic powerhouse, which boasts twice the maximum global solar irradiation of Germany, is looking to install 1 GW of solar capacity by 2020.

Ukrainian solar on the rise despite wary investors

Ukraine 43 MW PV park

Solar is booming in Ukraine thanks to attractive FIT rates but the country's tarnished political system is keeping foreign investors out of the country, say industry insiders.

REC to offer new convertible bond

REC solar PV facility, Singapore

As it prepares to divide its silicon and module business units, Norwegian group REC is looking to entice wary bondholders with a new offer.

Sunways negotiates out of wafer supply deals and insolvency

A Sunways AG facade in Paris.

The Kostanz based solar manufacturer has agreed to settle two long term wafer supply deals with a one-off payment and has rescheduled its bank debts. Sunways now expects to exit insolvency.

Las Vegas thin film company offered Brazilian incentives

The flag of Brazil.

PacWest says the Brazilian government is offering it incentives to set up a CIGS production line in the country.

NRG Energy's alternative energy division drags on figures

Antelope Valley solar project.

Quarterly losses from the Alternative Energy division of the U.S. power company widened to $29 million year on year but solar farms did their bit for NRG's Yield infrastructure division.

PV could power a third of western US by 2050

NREL campus in Colorado.

Computer modellers say $1/W solar could displace gas, nuclear and CCS and pay for the cost of introducing a carbon cap.

EU Prosun keeps anti subsidy pressure on EC

The EU ProSun logo.

The European manufacturers' lobby group welcomes the announcement the anti subsidy investigation into Chinese solar products will continue in a bid to prevent the EC quietly letting the complaint disappear.

Plans for 'world's largest solar farm' collapse

The parliament building in Belgrade.

Threat of lawsuits fly back and forth as Maltese developer of the OneGiga project claims the land offered by the Serbian government was inappropriate and Belgrade officials say the Maltese company broke an investment agreement.

Report signals PV boom in the Middle East and North Africa

Morocco solar PV

A new report examining renewable energy in the MENA region finds that "PV is experiencing rapid growth due to its tremendous potential and continuously decreasing technology costs," with a current pipeline of 2.3 GW.

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