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Solar Frontier completes 30 MW solar plant at Nagasaki Airport

Representatives, including Solar Frontier CEO Atsuhiko Hirano, in front of a monument symbolizing the PV project at Nagasaki Airport.

The installation is the biggest PV plant in Nagasaki Prefecture, and one of the largest to utilize Solar Frontier's anti-reflective CIS solar panels.

China’s PV dominance driven by production scale, not lower labor costs, study finds

Joint US study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests Chinese PV advantage could be replicated globally with further innovation.

India: Propects looking bleak for cell manufacturers

Indian crystalline silicon PV cell manufacturers saw their manufacturing capacity fall to a five-year low this year. Majority of the production tools are now idle.

Poland: Energy policy U-turn

End of spring, an informal working group started meeting regularly at the Polish Prime Minister's Office to analyse the energy market situation and the promotion of renewable energy sources. The outcome: FITs in Poland and a...

PV inverter shipments fall in 2Q13

The latest report from IHS shows worldwide market shipments for solar PV inverters declining 5% year-on-year in the second quarter. The demand fall in key European markets has contributed to the decrease, a first since the third...

Rapid expansion of renewables can pay off

A recent study by green electricity provider Greenpeace Energy has found that rapid expansion of renewable energy can lead to strong cost savings by 2030 in the billions range. The authors argue that consequential costs of coal...

Juwi starts development in Romania

Photovoltaic project developer juwi has started work on two solar parks totalling 12 MWp in Romania. The company has an EPC contract with Chinese investor HiSun PV and their partner Abacus Renewables for these projects. Both...

SolarWorld to bring 500 kW of carport solar power to four Californian parks

SolarWorld Americas has begun work on constructing solar carports totaling more than 500 kW of power across four public parks in California, US.

First Solar and China Sunergy urge Indian government to drop dumping investigation

U.S. and Chinese manufacturers claim that India’s government is acting beyond the scope of its powers in a dumping probe they describe as "flawed."

SunEdison projects in California get funding boost

Solar project developer SunEdison will get a US$67.3 million investment boost to fund its utility-scale photovoltaic projects in California. The investors are a consortium made up of New Energy Capital Partners, North Sky...

Czech lower house votes through end to FiT payments

A Czech solar power plant.

The lower house voted through an anti-subsidy bill and retroactive tax before being dissolved in the wake of the corruption scandal that brought down Petr Necas' government. The upper house will consider the bill later this month.

Solon installs Bucharest's largest rooftop system

Power lines in Romania.

A Bucharest logistics center will house a 2.2 MW system comprised of almost 9,000 Solon 220/16 modules which are set to be installed in just seven weeks.

Positive sales figures thanks to antidumping measures, says Isofoton

Spanish solar cells and modules producer Isofoton has seen an increase in European orders for its modules since early August. The company has cited the antidumping measures as having boosted the sales figures.

Sputnik Engineering to undergo strategic re-orientation

Inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering has decided on a strategic re-orientation to meet current market challenges. The company sees a stronger focus on Europe and the US as one of the primary measures to be undertaken. ...

Germany: 313 MW of newly installed PV in July

The Federal Network Agency in Germany has presented the latest figures for added photovoltaic capacity in the country. Up to now around 2,110 MW of total capacity has been registered. Solar parks exceeding 10 MW are no longer...

Trade actions – more hyperbole than hardship

The Wall Street Bull.

The predicted catastrophic effects of trade wars on stock prices never materialized on Wall Street. Analaysts offer a cautiously positive outlook on the industry.

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