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Italy's Carlo Maresca to build 50 MW solar PV plant in Iran

Tehran, Iran

The construction and green energy company inked the solar farm deal on the sidelines of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's visit to Iran last week.

Intersolar North America: Quiet halls on day three

Intersolar North America.

There was a subdued feeling to the halls on the final day of the trade show but plenty of energy from innovative start-ups and even time for PV types to rock out.

Another cut to Spanish FIT payments

Jose Manuel Soria.

Spanish government announces its fifth cut to FIT payments but sugars the pill by guaranteeing renewables investors will be assured 'reasonable profitability' of 7.5% on schemes.

SoloPower's search for investors moves forward

Thin film solar manufacturer SoloPower has announced that an agreement has been reached with its major secured creditors on a restructuring plan. The company will also move its head office to Portland, Oregon.

UK government to prepare standards for large-scale solar

A UK solar farm.

Commitments to sustainability being drawn up by solar industry may not be enough to address fears over visual impact and loss of agricultural land. STA trade body says problems are caused by incentives which fail to encourage...

Trina Solar supplies 7 MW of modules to UK project

Trina Solar panels.

Load and wind bearing capacity of Trina modules prompts Belgian installer Ikaros Solar to use the Chinese modules for the first time. Goose Willow Farm scheme will use 24,000 Trina panels.

Renesola aims for Japanese expansion

PV Expo Japan 2011.

CEO of Chinese manufacturer says Japan will become company's third biggest market after U.S. and Europe as he announces deal to supply up to 32 MW of modules to Japanese client.

SunShot solar projects among innovations of the year

NREL campus in Boulder, Colorado.

Two U.S. Department of Energy-funded projects listed among 2013's innovations of the year. Glare analysis tool and high efficiency, lower cost cell make R&D Magazine list.

German government: no punitive duties for polysilicon imports to China

Polysilicon Wacker

Germany's Economics Ministry has reiterated that China will not impose punitive duties on imports of polysilicon from the European Union after conflicting reports on the trade issue.

Lightsource, Juwi partner on 12.5 MWp UK plant

British solar farm & livestock

Juwi, one of Europe's leading renewable energy installers, has signed an operations and maintenance agreement with the U.K.'s Lightsource Renewable Energy to oversee two solar farms with an installed capacity of 12.48 MWp.

New York backs 79 solar projects with $54 million

New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved $54 million for 79 new large-scale solar energy projects across the state. The new projects will add 64 MW to New York’s solar capacity.

2.5 MW solar plant lands in Roswell

Roswell, New Mexico

Green States Energy's 2.5 MW PV plant has begun operation in Roswell, New Mexico, where it will help power nearly 800 homes in the area.

Intersolar North America: positive responses from exhibitors

Fanuc LR Mate assembly robot at Intersolar North America 2013

The second day of the Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco wound down on Wednesday with upbeat assessments from exhibitors as the event continued its focus on new technologies, products and funding opportunities.

Schmid delivers first TinPad systems

PV equipment manufacturer Schmid Group has delivered the first TinPad systems for mass production and has also successfully attained module certification for cells with tin rear contacts. The system has been delivered to central...

JinkoSolar, Soventix partner in South Africa

Arturo Herrero JinkoSolar

China's JinkoSolar has teamed up with German group Soventix on one of the largest roof-mounted PV plants in South Africa.

Unnamed investor acquires Nanosolar's German factory

Nanosolar GmbH Luckenwalde

An unnamed Swiss investor has acquired Nanosolar, Inc.'s panel factory in Germany. Nanosolar GmbH will focus on the production of cSi-based utility panels and PV products aimed at the residential market.

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