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1366 chooses New York to build its first commercial-scale wafer facility

After years of delays, 1366 Technologies has announced plans to break ground on the factory to produce its proprietary Direct Wafers no later than the second quarter of 2016.

Solar funding rises in Q3 despite dismal stock prices

Mercom Capital's latest quarterly report shows the volume of VC funding and debt financing rising during Q3, while public market financing fell.

REC to offer bid in Dubai's 800 MW solar park tender

Desert in Dubai

The Oslo-based PV manufacturer company says that REC solar panels are tough and reliable enough to withstand the heat and sandstorms that exist in Dubai.

SunEdison to halt transfer of assets to yieldcos

Citing “market dislocation”, SunEdison has announced short-term changes to its operating plan. This includes a plan to hold more projects in warehouses instead of moving them into the company's two yieldcos.

Australia drops anti-dumping case against Chinese solar firms

Solar installation, Australia.

Australian Anti-Dumping Commission recommended the investigation be terminated in April having found only negligible injury or hindrance caused to the Australian PV industry.

Chorus IPO brings in $112.5 million

Chorus Clean Energy AG's large-scale PV installation in Riechelbach, Germany

The solar and wind operator will invest proceeds, which could reach $134 million if an over-allotment option is exercised, in further growth.

SkyPower agrees $1bn deal to build 500 MW of solar in Panama

Kerry Adler of SkyPower meets with Panama President Juan Carlos Valera to discuss plans to develop 500 MW of solar PV capacity in the country.

Canadian solar developer announces another large-scale solar agreement, this time with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela, to develop 500 MW of solar power over the next five years.

Abraaj Group, Aditya Birla partner on solar in India

Delhi, India

The global equity investor and the Indian multinational are looking to develop a gigawatt-scale solar energy platform in the country.

Solar Frontier tapped to supply 14 MW projects in Indiana

Solar Frontier production facility

The leading CIS solar energy solutions provider -- a subsidiary of Japanese oil and gas giant Showa Shell Sekiyu -- continues to expand its U.S. footprint with two new plants in the Midwest. Built by Vaughn Industries, the...

Vector Cuatro acquires 83 MW in UK

Vector Cuatro solar PV assets

The newly acquired assets in Britain add to Vector Cuatro's growing portfolio of solar PV plants under management in three continents and already exceeding a total of 980 MW.

GET warns of multi-crystalline wafer shortage in 2016

One of the larger wafer makers has warned of an impending shortage of multicrystalline wafers next year.

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the October issue

100% solar powered.

Following a vibrant Solar Power International exhibition, pv magazine investigates the deepening relationship between U.S. utilities and the solar industry, plus Australia and home storage are also in the spotlight.

European Parliament calls for end to solar MIP, duties

More calls to end the MIP and solar PV duties have been made

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for an end to the minimum import price (MIP), and anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on solar PV products coming into the EU from China, claiming the measures are slowing...

Kyocera, Q Cells Japan settle patent infringement lawsuit

Kyocera has dropped the lawsuit

Kyocera Corporation and Q Cells Japan Co. Ltd have resolved their patent infringement lawsuit, launched last year, having concluded a technology licensing agreement.

Germany calls for 200 MW in last PV tender of 2015

200 MW of solar PV have been called for in the final tender of 2015

In the third, and final, solar PV auction of the year, the Federal Network Agency is looking to invite 200 MW worth of tenders for ground-mounted installations. The deadline for tender submissions is December 1. Again, the price...

UK: Energy minister gets 'tough' on subsidies, backs fracking

Amber Rudd in India.

Speaking at the Conservative conference, Amber Rudd says that there is no magic money tree to support the transition to low carbon economy, cites attractiveness of fracking as a "cheaper alternative".

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