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Etrion: 138 MW in development in Chile, Japan

Etrion's 70 MW Salvador PV park in Chile

The Swiss company, which recently completed its majority owned 70 MW Salvador solar park in Chile, posted a 60% increase in net losses last year as revenue fell 8%.

Hamburg investment company CEE acquires two more solar parks

CEE (Conetwork Erneuerbare Energien Holding GmbH & Co. KGaA) will be acquiring two new PV ground-mounted systems to add to its expanding solar portfolio. The total capacity that CEE owns will then increase to more than 70 MW...

09. January 2012 | | Comment now

AU Optronics begins trial process

Taiwanese company AU Optronics Corporation begins its trial in the case brought against it, its subsidiary AUO America and five of its current and former executives by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

06. January 2012 | | Comment now

Centrosolar to take over part of insolvent Gecko Group

Munich-based Centrosolar AG will expand its field of activities with this takeover. The purchase is still subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office.

India: Solar developers in Gujarat get extension

Solar developers in Gujarat with projects under construction have been given a month's extension to complete their plants without losing their preferential payment rates. The deadline has been extended to January 28, 2012.

Small European markets on the rise

The European markets remain important for solar despite the financial uncertainty. Lux Research's Solar Demand Forecaster, a customizable platform for tracking IRR (internal rates of returns) and projecting future growth through...

Solar Millennium sale process begins

The liquidator of Solar Millennium AG, Volker Böhm, seeks an investor solution and aims to sell the projects as a package or individually to one or more investors.

UK: Government appeals High Court ruling

The government will appeal against the High Court ruling that the cuts made to the renewable feed-in tariffs (FITs) are indeed illegal.

India: Commissioning of 40 MW project in India

Adani Group has announced today that it has commissioned a 40 MW solar power project in the Kutch District in Gujarat. This is the largest to date in India.

CIGS Photovoltaics Markets-2012 report

NanoMarkets will be adding a new report to its January publication schedule. This is set to be released the last week of January. The report continues the firm's coverage of thin-film photovoltaics that dates back to 2005.

Satcon ‘break-even plan’ presages layoffs and restructuring

Satcon Technology Corporation (SATC) have announced that it will reduce its global workforce by 140 employees, close its Canadian plant, and slash other costs in an effort to offset revenue losses and break even by mid-year 2012....

SEIA and Solar Alliance merge

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the advocacy organisation commited to establishing solar policies at state level in the U.S., Solar Alliance, will operate under the SEIA brand with effect immediately.

US-China trade dispute decision postponed

The U.S. Department of Commerce has postponed its preliminary decision on the PV trade dispute with China to February 13, 2012. The original deadline was January 12, 2012.

Azure Power commissions its third solar plant in India

Azure Power commissioned its third solar power plant in less than two years in Rajasthan today. This is apparently the first 5 MW plant under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

S.A.G. Solarstrom sells Italian project

German company S.A.G. Solarstrom has signed a purchase contract with an institutional investor for the 48 MWp project 'Serenissima' in Northern Italy.

REC makes further adjustments

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has decided to make further adjustments to its wafer production in Norway.

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