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Wacker earnings forecast for 2014 revised upwards

Wacker polysilicon

The polysilicon manufacturer says that special income from retained advanced payments and damages will swell the company's EBITDA figures for 2014.


Capital Stage acquires 16 MW solar projects in France

Aquitaine, France

The German company's latest additions bring its solar portfolio in France to a total of 90 MW.


Chinese group looking for partners to develop solar projects in Russia

Moscow, Russia

After winning the biggest solar project bid in Russia, China's Amur Sirius is seeking financial and tech companies to partner on its planned 220 MW of solar farms.


China founds PV association

Trina Solar chairman and CEO Jifan Gao.

The newly-constituted CPIA will pursue a 'free and fair trade environment for Chinese PV'. The head of Trina Solar has been elected to lead the organization for five years.


Indian manufacturers dismiss threat to NSM

A solar farm in Gujarat, India.

The country's solar manufacturing association says domestic producers and non dumping exporters can more than meet the demand for solar in India. Power minister Piyush Goyal this week said the imposition of AD duties on imports...


SolarWorld calls for WTO action over hacking

The flag of China.

Pro-tariff solar manufacturer SolarWorld says China should be the subject of a case at the WTO for violating international trade secret agreements. The U.S. subsidiary of the German manufacturer was allegedly hacked by members of...


UK solar power generation increases 77% in 12 months

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker visits a solar facility, U.K.

While the U.K.'s main energy companies are accused of profiteering, solar has assumed a larger role in the country's energy landscape despite impending subsidy cuts.


Singulus Technologies picks up €15 million CIGS order from Hanergy

The Singulus Tenuis tool.

German equipment supplier Singulus announced today that it has picked up a €15 million order (US$20.4) from Hanergy Solar Group for CIGS production tooling. The purchase signals that Hanergy may be beginning to move towards...


ZNShine Solar signs $680 million PV deal as UK-China bond strengthens

Li Keqiang and David Cameron.

During the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to the UK to meet British Prime Minister David Cameron, China's ZNShine Solar secured a $680 million deal with UK's MAP Environmental.


Windiga Energy plans inaugural PV plant for Burkina Faso

Savannah in Burkina Faso.

The Canadian renewable energy company plans to construct a 20 MW solar plant in the African nation, having signed an investment support agreement with its government.


Japan Solar Power Network to add 29 MW of rooftop solar

Rooftop solar, Japan

The Tokyo-based distributed power generation company has partnered with Beisia Corporation to fit 33 buildings with rooftop PV systems totaling 29 MW.


Indian state of West Bengal plans 250 MW mega PV plant

Indian flag.

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy hopes to secure permission next week for the $365 million project, which will be located near the Purulia Pumping Storage Project.


Three Washington D.C. universities plan 52 MW PV project

George Washington University.

Duke Energy Renewables will supply solar modules to George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital as part of the Capital Partners Solar Project.


Yingli most preferred solar brand, finds IHS survey

Yingli Solar booth, Intersolar Europe.

A customer insight survey by market research company IHS has found that Yingli Solar was the top preferred brand in the PV industry in 2013.


Texas Solar Power Association launched

San Antonio skyline, Texas.

Devised to help advance solar's growing prominence in the oil-rich state, the Texas Solar Power Association will seek to promote state solar business interests.


Chronic under-utilization in Indian PV manufacturing, study finds

AEG Bangalore facility.

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released figures that show only 297 MW of the country's 1.38 GW solar cell production capacity is currently under operation. The situation is only slightly better for the solar...


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