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Pro-solar policies could be key in forthcoming Australian election, poll finds

Solar rooftop installation, Sydney.

Survey of 2,400 Australians conducted on behalf of a coalition of environmental groups finds that 64% of voters would back a party with pro-renewable policies in the forthcoming federal election.

Yingli Green Energy halves losses and posts 26.1% growth in second quarter

Second quarter revenue surges past $550 million as the company halves its losses for the second quarter of 2013.

Former Q-Cells SE insolvency proceedings gain speed

The creditors of Q-Cells SE, now renamed Global PVQ SE, have approved with a majority the procedural insolvency plan submitted by insolvency administrator Henning Schorisch. The first payout rate for this year has been set at...

Centrosolar believes antidumping measures will likely "change the game"

Photovoltaic integrated systems and components manufacturer Centrosolar released its reviewed half-year interim report for 2013. Despite the company still being in the red, it believes that its restructuring will be successful,...

SEIA white paper addresses US solar asset valuation best practice

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has published a comprehensive white paper addressing the most common pitfalls and suggested best practice when valuing U.S. solar energy projects.

Bosch modules continue to be produced

Photovoltaic module manufacturer Bosch will continue production until the end of the year according to reporting in the German press. Thereafter Bosch will discontinue the manufacture of crystalline solar modules. Whether there...

China to remain on top despite looming shakeout

Yingli PV production

A chaotic consolidation, fraught with uncertainties, will still provide new opportunities in the Chinese market for new investors and global firms, Lux Research says.

Armstrong Fund raises $130 million for projects in Southeast Asia

Map Southeast Asia

Investors IFC Catalyst Fund, FMO and SIFEM have raised $130 million for investment in small-scale renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia ranging between $5 million and $12 million.

Kawa acquires Conergy's global subsidiaries

Conergy building

The Florida-based investment firm has picked up Conergy's successful foreign assets, including North American and Asian sales units, which boast strong orders for large-scale power plants.

Reported signs of state aid for Chinese PV manufacturers emerge

The EU Commission has reportedly found evidence that Chinese PV manufacturers benefitted from state subsidies. There will be no provisional duties implemented, however, and the compromised reached in August will remain in place.

EU energy commissioner calls for reform of German RE law

EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger called for a fundamental reform of Germany's renewable energy law during a speech in Berlin.

JinkoSolar, Sentinel Solar raise 2.3 MW rooftop array in Ontario

Vine Fresh Produce greenhouse, Ontario

Ontario's feed-in tariff continues to attract solar projects. Greenhouse operator Vine Fresh Produce's new 2.3 MW rooftop installation, constructed by Sentinel Solar, employed more than 9,000 high-efficiency JinkoSolar modules.

Gehrlicher Solar America completes first stage of of 7.2 MW Arizona plant

Tucson, Arizona

The first phase of the UniSource Energy Service solar park consists of a 4 MW array. When complete, the plant will supply power to some 91,000 residents.

JA Solar plans 300 MW of projects in China

JA Solar modules

The Chinese solar giant is increasing its EPC operations in the face of growing solar demand at home. The company is planning to build three 100 MW projects in Hebei Province.

Global microinverter market to quadruple by 2017

IHS microinverter market graph

Sales of microinverters will increase by a factor of four in the next four years in view of growing demand in foreign markets, according to a new report by market research firm IHS.

Yingli surpasses 1 GW mark in the Americas

Yingli panels on California home

After supplying modules to more than 30,000 projects in North and South America, including 28,000 homes, 3,000 institutions and businesses, and 50 utility-scale projects, Yingli Solar has exceeded 1 GW of delivered capacity.

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