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Fourth German solar tender draws 128 MW at average price of EUR 7.41 cents/kWh

Bundesnetzagentur building, Bonn.

Germany's Federal Network Agency publishes results of the fourth solar PV project tender, which will deliver 128 MW solar capacity at a volume-weighted value of EUR 7.41 cents per kilowatt hour.


aleo solar continues search for white knight investor

aleo solar's headquarters.

German solar manufacturer aleo solar has no update on the search to replace Bosch's 90.7% stake and expects another loss in 2013.


JinkoSolar announces first-quarter upturn in fortunes

Jinko Solar image.

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer JinkoSolar staunched losses whilst increasing shipments and extending its global reach in the first three months of 2013.


Renewables JV to bring 600 MW of solar and wind to Chile by 2016

A solar array in Chile.

Mainstream Renewables enters a partnership with investment house Actis again after a successful US$100 million South African deal last year.


Polysilicon prices set to rise, but just a bit

China’s expected move to impose anti-dumping tariffs on polysilicon from the EU, the U.S. and South Korea will result in price hikes, but increases will be minimal and manageable, according to research group IHS.


Canadian Solar sells four utility-scale solar power plants

Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has sold four utility-scale solar power plants totaling 38.5 MW to independent renewable power producer BluEarth. Construction of these plants will begin this year and commercial...


First Solar to develop a 50 MW solar plant in New Mexico

Photovoltaics solutions provider First Solar has been granted a power purchase agreement to develop a 50 MW solar plant in the state of New Mexico in the U.S. El Paso Electric Power will purchase the electricity generated by the...


Isofotón seeks to restructure €284 million debt pile

Isofoton HQ Malaga, Spain

Spanish solar group Isofotón filed for restructuring legal proceedings this week in the face of €284 million ($372 million) in liabilities. The company is hoping to reach an agreement with creditors and implement a...


Teamtechnik equips 600 MW of solar plants in China

Teamtechnik, the Germany-based photovoltaic system manufacturer, has recently announced that the company has completed the construction of solar plants for Yingli Solar last month. The plants totaling 600 MW of capacity are...


EU import tariffs of up to 67.9% as of August

Trina Solar PV module

The European Commission released further details today on the import tariffs on Chinese crystalline photovoltaic imports it announced on June 4.


PVA TePla to cut workforce

Upstream solar manufacturer PVA TePla will be adjusting its capacity and embarking on a cost reduction program. One key change to come is the reduction of its workforce in Wettenberg and Jena in Germany. The company specializes...


Round two: SolarWorld convenes second noteholders' meeting

The debt-ridden photovoltaic manufacturer SolarWorld will gather its noteholders for a second round of meetings that will take place July 8 and 9. The first two noteholders' meetings did not reap benefits as noteholder...


Cyprus to fund 2,000 PV households via net metering

Cyprus solar PV system

Cyprus will fund rooftop PV system installations for 2,000 low-income households via the country's net metering program.


Mercom’s quarterly report examines venture capital, market trends

California 20 MW Stroud solar station

Mercom Capital Group newly published Quarterly Solar Funding and M&A Report details the latest developments and trends in the photovoltaic market.


Mixed reactions from the industry on anti-dumping duties [updated]

The European Commission announced its decision to push forth with the anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports into Europe yesterday (Tuesday) despite the wide opposition across the solar sector and the EU member states. 11.8%...


TÜV Rheinland launches new power rating suite

TÜV Rheinland

The TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory has launched a new testing service for PV modules to provide certified performance assessments under a broad range of outdoor environmental conditions.


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