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China Sunergy boosts revenue, narrows loss in third quarter

China Sunergy building

The PV manufacturer has seen a sharp increase in sales of its self-branded solar cells and modules. The company's business in China accounted for 52% of its total revenue.

Canadian Solar branches into South America

Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has opened a new sales and business development office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With this step the company aims to expand its sales network and regional customer service in South America.

US: Three renewable energy projects approved in Arizona and Nevada

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell has announced the approval of three major renewable energy projects that are expected to deliver up to 520MW to the electricity grid. The projects are also expected to generate more than...

Centrotherm out of insolvency

Centrotherm HQ

Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG has received a new lease on life after a German court approved the company’s debt-for-equity plan, which will save some 900 jobs.

Proposals totaling 166 MW submitted to Uruguay’s PV call for tender

Uruguayan PV plant Salto

Projects totaling 166 MW have been submitted just a few days after the opening of Uruguay’s photovoltaic call for tender. The program for large-scale projects has a cap of 200 MW of photovoltaic at a maximal price of US$91.50 MWh.

Trina Solar equips Prosolia’s 10.5 MW UK projects [updated]

Trina Solar PV module production

Trina Solar Limited has provided Spanish PV group Prosolia Energía with 10.5 MW of PV modules for two projects in the U.K. as the two companies look to continue their collaboration.

First class solar plan for Japanese postal service

A Japanese solar rooftop array.

The Japanese postal service has announced it will join the 'Abenomic' revolution by installing solar PV on the rooftops of 286 post offices across the nation.

Smart grid demo is a Salem trial to be happy about

Salem, Oregon.

5 MW Salem smart grid is part of U.S. Energy Department's Pacific Northwest project and will test renewables integration, energy storage and demand-response technology.

AFASE starts petition against import duties; EU ProSun responds [updated]

The Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE) is now gathering signatures against the impending EU anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar modules. This petition is a last minute attempt to stop the penalties. EU ProSun has now...

Canadian Solar to build 30 MW plant in China

Shawn Qu.

Chinese solar manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced the signing of an RMB270 million (US$40 million) loan facility to build a 30 MW solar project in western China as it continues its downstream focus.

Taipei benefits from China-EU standoff


Tie up between Neo Solar and DelSolar makes new company the second largest cell and module manufacturer in the world as prices and shipment levels rise thanks to the EU-China trade wrangle.

Despite falling FITs: GP Joule focuses on France

GP Joule plant at Pompogne.

German renewables company GP Joule announces intent to build more than 100 MW of new solar capacity in southern France.

US PV demand to grow 20% to 4.3 GW in 2013

PV demand in the U.S. is expected to grow significantly this year, reaching a record high of 4.3 GW. Strong contributions from utility-based projects and renewable portfolio standards are expected to drive U.S. PV demand to more...

'Nothing to see here' insists REC CFO

AN REC photovoltaic installation.

CFO of Norwegian manufacturer REC confirms the EGM called for June 24 is solely for housekeeping matters.

Empower Energies appoints Jigar Shah to Board of Directors

Empower Energies, U.S-based renewable portfolio solution provider, has appointed Jigar Shah, the founder of SunEdison and the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, as one of its Board of Directors.

SolarWorld CEO proposes multi million euro lifeline for the company

photo solarworld CEO

Frank Asbeck, CEO and founder of SolarWorld AG, has proposed to invest a double-digit-million euro amount to help his debt-ridden company survive its difficult financial situation, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

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