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Hanergy targets homeowners with residential thin-film products

Hanergy flagship stores in Chengdu, China

The move comes as Chinese PV group seeks to diversify sales -- in 2013 and 2012, its parent company was its sole source of revenue.

The green jail Santa Rita unveils its smart grid

California based Santa Rita jail, which houses 4,000 inmates, unveils its US$11.7 million smart grid project. This is the first smart grid of its kind in the U.S.

Germany: An awaited ban of photovoltaic systems?

According to media reports, the Managing Director of the arrhenius Institute for Energy and Climate Policy, Helmuth Groscurth, forsees a ban on new photovoltaic systems in Germany.

Germany: Political parties agree on two critical points

The public hearing on the solar subsidy cuts took place today at the German parliament. A collective consensus on two contentious issues in the German EEG for photovoltaics has been reached.

Solarhybrid files for bankruptcy

German project developer solarhybrid AG has announced that it will begin insolvency proceedings in Germany.

REC closes its facility permanently in Glomfjord, Norway

Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has decided to permanently close down its 300 MW monocrystalline wafer plant in Glomfjord, Norway.

Solar purchasing group launches

The yellow SPG logo.

The Solar Purchasing Group (SPG) has been launched to allow members to take advantage of group purchasing discounts when buying photovoltaic materials and components. Things like glass, cells, back sheets, junction boxes, EVA and...

First day of Asia Solar highlights solar survival strategies

A group of men at an opening ceremony for the solar industry. They are wearing dark suits.

The slowdown of the global solar industry is expected to continue well into this year. The need to understand this "crisis" is crucial, according to the experts, who spoke at the first day of the 7th Asia Solar 2012, in Shanghai,...

Germany: Energy turnaround is only possible with solar

Provincial minister for environment, climate and energy Franz Untersteller sat down with the Baden-Württemberg photovoltaic industry to discuss the future of renewable energy and photovoltaics in the state at a special meeting.

E.ON chief prophesizes end of German PV industry

Without mincing his words, Klaus-Dieter Maubach who sits on the management board for E.ON AG, expressed his prophecy that Germany's solar manufacturing sector will cease to exist in a few years.

CASE calls on CASM to disclose subsidies

The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) is calling on the seven members of the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) to disclose a complete list of government subsidies they have received over the decade....

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Germany: Q-Cells out of TecDax

Regulations require Q-Cells to exit the TecDAX today. This was announced by the German stock exchange.

PV project financing and construction hindrances

Solar photovoltaic park in China

What does a photovoltaic project developer need to do to obtain financing? "Develop a good quality project", vice president of the Deutsche Bank told the over 230 attendees who gathered at the first PV Project Implementation...

LDK Solar revises down Q411 guidance

The LDK Solar logo.

Declining photovoltaic wafer and module prices have been blamed for LDK Solar revising down its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter of 2011, from US$440 to $520 million, to $440 to $450 million.

Growing anti-nuclear sentiments in east asia

Ahead of the Nuclear Security Summit which will take place in Seoul, South Korea, anti-nuclear activists from across Asia have gathered in the city center to express their opposition to nuclear.

SolarCity attracts $42.5 million for commercial rooftops

A solar array installed by SolarCity.

Solar lease provider SolarCity has announced a funding deal with Rabobank to fund 30 commercial photovoltaic installations in the U.S. The fund is worth US$42.5 million.

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