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DESRI acquires 11 MW California PV project

The Sacramento Kings

The Rancho Seco Solar Project, located on the site of a decommissioned nuclear power plant, marks the latest deal between D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and First Solar.

Japan selects projects to develop large-scale storage batteries

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has announced the companies that will introduce large-scale storage batteries into electricity grid substations.

Trina Solar to supply modules to Nevada solar project

Photovoltaic module producer Trina Solar has announced that it will be supplying 250 MW of modules to the Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Boulder City, Nevada.

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.

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.

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.

SMA sees half-year sales drop 45% as losses grow

Pierre-Pascal Urbon

SMA posted a hefty loss as sales plunged in the first six months of 2013, but the inverter manufacturer is expanding operations abroad and hopes to benefit from the trend towards energy management and hybrid systems.

SunEdison suffers Q2 loss but sees growth in solar project pipeline

SunEdison reported a "solid execution" in its semiconductors segment and a continued growth in its solar project pipeline despite $102.9 million net loss in the second quarter.

Phoenix Solar narrows half-year loss, posts Q2 operating profit

Phoenix Solar Singapore project

Germany's Phoenix Solar has achieved its first quarterly operating profit since 2010 while posting a half-year net loss. Now focusing on foreign markets, it generated more than 90% of its revenue from international business.

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