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Trina sells 49.9 MW UK solar plant for $87.7 million

Norfolk beach, England.

Sale of Norfolk solar plant to Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited part of Trina's strategy to develop and offload power generation assets across leading PV markets.


Europe's solar market declined 36% in 2014, says EPIA

Italian PV array.

Global growth took the solar market to 40 GW overall, but Europe supplied just 7 GW of that final figure, with the U.K. the only bright spot.


Egypt-SIA examines solar goals, market conditions

Nile, Aswan, Egypt

In a new report, the Egypt Solar Industry Association looks at the current state of the country's ambitious solar development plans, including an overview of government policy, the country's feed-in tariff program and...


UK: Solar grows 93% in 2014 as renewables overtake nuclear

UK solar farm.

Renewable energy generated 19.2% of the U.K.'s electricity in 2014, government figures show, surpassing nuclear generation for the first time ever.


GCL New Energy posts net loss of $14.5 million

GCL New Energy solar project

The company attributed its loss to increased expenses resulting from its expansion in the solar sector.


Sunlabob Renewable Energy receives $2.1 million investment

Kiribati.

The Laos-based renewable energy developer has secured impact investment to aid the expansion of its off-grid electrification program.


Asian market lifts Centrotherm 2014 revenue to $208m

Centrotherm production.

The German PV equipment manufacturer achieved its guidance for 2014 following a strong first half of the year and solid performance in Asian solar markets.


Meyer Burger narrows loss, increases revenue, orders in 2014

Meyer Burger head quarters, Thun, Switzerland

The bankruptcy of U.S. company GT Advanced Technologies left a serious dent in Meyer Burger's bottom line after the Swiss group was left sitting on a number of machine and diamond wire materials orders that it ultimately wrote...


California hits 5% solar, offsets hydro losses due to drought

The Golden State is the first U.S. state to tap the sun for 5% of its power, finds government report, as solar hits 1% of nationwide generating capacity.


FT examines curious trading pattern of Hanergy shares

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group

The Chinese thin-film solar group remains in the spotlight: The Financial Times has analyzed the company's share trading over the past two years and made a startling discovery. Experts say an unusual stock-buying pattern may...


Russian researchers develop lighter, more flexible solar cells

Tomsk State University in Russia

Solar activity is heating up in Russia, where scientists at Tomsk State University are developing a new type of flexible solar cell. At the same time, the first solar plant selected in the country's green capacity tender has...


Yingli module shipments rise 17% in 2014, hit 3.3 GW globally

Yingli production.

Profit soars by 53.4% as company ships more than 3.3 GW of PV modules globally. Fourth quarter performance ends year on high.


Israeli Knesset goes green

Israeli Knesset

The national legislature in Jerusalem will unveil what it says is the largest solar installation of any parliament building in the world this weekend.


Green energy undermining US coal industry, study finds

Coal power plant.

Report by Carbon Tracker initiative suggests industry could be in terminal decline, revealing industry lost 76% of its value in the past five years.


UK solar sector buoyed by $17bn of investment since 2010

Rooftop PV installations, England.

DECC report shows reveals more than 11.4 billion pounds has been invested in the solar PV industry of the U.K. over the past five years. Sector currently employs more than 34,000 people.


Turkey to tender 302 MW of PV in April

Istanbul, Turkey

While the country also licensed 228 MW of solar PV in January, industry watchers warn that high tender fees could thwart Turkey's already lethargic solar PV deployment.


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