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Andhra Pradesh aiming for 5 GW of solar by 2019

Hyderabad, India

The state government is expected to unveil a wide-ranging new renewable energy policy next month that would set major targets in the southeastern Indian state.

SolarWorld refutes White House involvement in US-China trade dispute

Barack Obama, Xi Jinping

The German and U.S. solar manufacturer has denied rumors that the Obama administration has pushed for a compromise in the ongoing trade row but has told pv magazine the two conditions it's demanding for a negotiated settlement.

Three reasons to be bullish on Japan

A Sharp presentation at PV Japan.

Japan has been and remains a booming PV market. In the last Japanese financial year, March 2012 through March 2013, over 7 GW of new PV capacity was installed in the country. But increasingly observers are asking, how long will...

SMA buys O&M unit from Phoenix Solar

SMA CEO Pierre-Pascal Urbon

While the leading German inverter maker is expanding its O&M services in Europe and North America, Phoenix Solar has lowered its revenue and operating profit forecast for the year.

US, Chinese solar EPC companies continue to dominate global PV installations

First Solar PV module installation

Of the 10 companies it predicts will top this year's ranking, six are based in China while four are in North America, reports IHS. South Africa is expected to grow fivefold in 2014, installing close to 600 MW.

SPI partners with Wircon on UK joint venture

Wirsol 3.6 MW Penhale plant, Cornwall England

The companies initially plan to develop 55 MW of PV projects in the United Kingdom. SPI has recently raised nearly $50 million to expand its international activities.

Enphase Energy cuts second-quarter loss, posts record revenue

Enphase PV microinverter

Strong demand from the core domestic market as well as from overseas helped boost sales at the California solar microinverter systems manufacturer.

First Solar sets new world record for thin film solar PV at 21%

The U.S. PV maker's new cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell narrowly beats Solar Frontier's 20.9% record for copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar PV.

GT looks to the future in its solar, polysilicon businesses

The company's quarterly results show the lowest revenues in over three years in its PV and Polysilicon businesses, and only $3 million in new orders across the two divisions. However, GT expects a rebound in the second half of...

World's largest solar boat charts course for ancient Greece

MS Turano PlanetSolar

Solar boat MS Turanor PlanetSolar has become a research vessel for archaeological expeditions in Greece. The catamaran completed a round-the-world trip in 2012 powered only by sun.

Leading UK solar firms challenge government plans to end subsidies

UK Martifer-Lightsource plant

In their ongoing battle against government plans to end the RO support scheme for large-scale PV, solar companies are now banking on the courts to overturn the proposal.

GCL New Energy, Singyes Solar announce far-reaching partnership

GCL-Polysilicon facilities

The companies will cooperate mainly on distributed generation projects next year with a combined target of at least 500 MW.

US anti-dumping case threatens future of 3 GW of solar projects

Chinese module graph.

More than 3 GW of solar PV projects in the U.S. that had lined up Chinese modules may have to find an alternative supplier or pay the higher tariff, says NPD Solarbuzz.

Sharp solar division suffers 97% drop in profit

Sharp PV headquarters

A decline in sales of solar cells for residential use in Japan contributed largely to a plunge in earnings for the group's Energy Solutions division.

India to explore PV potential of its desert regions

Thar Desert, India

The government has commissioned a study under the National Solar Mission to identify lively renewable energy potential in the country's vast desert areas.

TerniEnergia signs 148.5 MW PV deal in South Africa

Cape Town solar PV installation.

The renewable energy company has agreed to develop two PV plants in South Africa as well as supply panels, inverters and O&M services.

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