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SolarWorld ready to appeal Hemlock case

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The German PV group says it is optimistic that Hemlock will not succeed in actually enforcing any claims against it in Germany, arguing that the disputed silicon supply contract at the center of the legal dispute violates EU...


Off Grid Electric secures $45 million for solar, storage deployment in Tanzania

The aim is to install solar in one million homes and businesses in Tanzania

Off Grid Electric has secured US$45 million in investment to realize its aim of installing solar and battery storage in one million homes in Tanzania over the next three years.


Trina splits downstream solar business

Trina wants to seperate its upstream and downstream businesses

Trina Solar Limited has announced it will split its downstream solar business in two, with one focused on China and one internationally. It aims to become a first tier global player in installing solar PV.


Partial victory for UK solar industry, huge job losses still expected

Some positive changes, but challenges still remain

The U.K. Government has set the new solar PV tariffs. Representing a partial victory, cuts will not be severe as anticipated – 64% instead of 87% for residential – however, fears are nearly 19,000 jobs could still be lost....


460 MW of solar PV pre-approved in Russian solicitation

Projects are expected to be awarded in the next few weeks under the third annual auction for renewables. However, little PV has been built in Russia to date.


Brazil launches incentive program for distributed generation

Including tax incentives for installations, the program contemplates the sale of surplus electricity on the wholesale market and provides BNDES funding for initiatives. The government expects up to 23.5 GW of installations,...


Meyer Burger considers solar module factory in Brazilian state of Piaui

The equipment manufacturer discussed details of an agreement with the government of Piaui for a solar factory.


Meyer Burger's heterojunction projects on the rise

Meyer Burger's heterojunction technology cell

The Swiss engineering group has announced its second heterojunction-based module installation this year. A number of the company's customers have also commissioned heterojunction cell production lines.


SunPower raises $400 million in debenture offer

Sunpower plant, San Luis Obispo, California

The California-based company plans to use net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including pursuing its HoldCo and YieldCo strategies, capital expenditures, lowering debt and potential acquisitions.


Trina Solar sets efficiency record with c-Si cell

Trina Solar PV module production

Trina Solar has announced a new efficiency record of 22.13% for its p-type mono-crystalline silicon solar cell.


Japan edges closer to solar auction introduction

Fukuoka, Japan.

Committee of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) concludes meeting discussing the introduction of an auction process for large-scale solar projects. System likely to begin in FY 2017.


IDB loan to beef up Honduras renewables sectors

Honduras.

Inter-American Development Bank to loan $40 million to boost the Honduran electricity sector, specifically to support a reform process anchored in renewable energy.


ITC extension talk boosts US solar shares

U.S. rooftop solar installation.

Hopes that Congress can agree a deal to extend the Investment Tax Credit scheme beyond 2016 have prompted a jump in the shares of leading U.S. solar company such as SunPower and SunEdison.


Japan's SoftBank wins bid for 350 MW Indian solar farm

Andhra Pradesh scene.

Andhra Pradesh state-backed utility NTPC awards tender to Softbank under Phase-II, Batch-II, Tranche-I of the National Solar Mission at a tariff of $0.07/kWh for 25 years.


Paris deal: Great for renewables, and a $46 trillion hit to fossil fuels

Renewables have emerged a winner at COP21

The fossil fuel industry is facing a US$33 trillion hit to its expected revenues over the next 20 years, following the dramatic and unexpected result of the Paris climate change conference last weekend. RenewEconomy reports.


Mercom: Global PV installations to reach 64.7 GW in 2016

Mercom Capital forecasts that the global PV market will grow only 13% in 2016, with the United States surpassing Japan to become the #2 installer of PV globally.


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