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COP21: India to install 12 GW of solar in 2016

Modi launched the International Solar Alliance in Paris, yesterday

At the unveiling of the International Solar Alliance on the first eve of COP21, Indian Prime Minister Modi said India will see 12 GW of new solar capacity installed in 2016. He added that the alliance is a "sunrise of new hope"...

US: Bosch and aleo announce $100 million solar funding

Bosch solar photovoltaic module

Bosch and subsidiary, aleo solar have announced that US$100 million in funding will be made available for commercial and residential solar projects in North America.

Germany: Altmaier lays out timetable for EEG changes

Peter Altmaier

Germany’s Federal Environment Minister is holding fast to his proposal for "electricity price protection in the EEG", despite fierce criticism from within his ranks, opposition parties and environmental groups. Now he wants to...

T-Solar completes 12 MW PV park in India

Spain solar photovoltaic plant

T-Solar has completed and grid-connected a 12.3 MWp photovoltaic park in Gujarat, India. It is the Spanish company’s second such project in the country.

Greece: PV success amid great challenges

Greece solar photovoltaic installation

The Greek photovoltaic market was worth around €523 million in 2012 – over double that of 2011 – according to a recent report published by Greek consultancy Stochasis Management Ltd. The figure corresponds to an average annual...

Lithuania halts solar development

Lithuanian flag

The Lithuanian Government has announced it will not permit the construction of any new solar facilities, in a bid to halt the "rapid" development of the project industry. The amendments are expected to be passed on March 1.

Suntech plans PV module factory in Uzbekistan

Suntech HQ Wuxi China

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd is planning to build a photovoltaic module factory in Uzbekistan.

Taiwanese cell shipments hit record high

Neo Solar.

A new report has found that shipments from Taiwan’s photovoltaic cell industry hit a record high in 2012. Overall, EnergyTrend found that the country's manufacturers shipped 5.5 GW of cells globally last year.

Solar glass anti-dumping compliant filed in Europe

Solar glass

EU ProSun Glass, led by GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg GmbH, has filed an anti-dumping complaint with the European Commission against Chinese solar glass manufacturers exporting product to Europe.

Isofotón denies insolvency rumors

Isofoton HQ Spain

Spanish Logistics Group, Lamaignere has reportedly brought a group of companies together to request the opening of insolvency proceedings for Isofotón. A spokesperson for the photovoltaics company says it has received no notice...

Ukraine adopts reduced PV tariffs

Ukraine solar photovoltaic park

The Ukrainian government has officially adopted reduced tariff rates for photovoltaic systems. Consequently, all systems put into operation from April 1, 2013, will see tariffs decrease by between 16 and 27%.

Spain announces more PV FIT decreases

Spain photovoltaic solar sytsem rooftop

Following the introduction of a new energy tax at the beginning of 2013, photovoltaic producers are now faced with more feed-in tariff (FIT) woes.

US: CASM appeals PV trade case loophole

China solar photovoltaic manufacturing

Appeals have been filed against the U.S. Department of Commerce’s recent ruling that Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers may assemble and ship modules to the U.S. using solar cells produced in countries outside of China without...

China: Sky Solar plants in Xinjiang and the Czech Republic

Sky Solar project in Xinjiang province.

Chinese photovoltaic project developer Sky Solar has connected the first 30 MW of a 200 MW solar park in Xinjiang Province, as well as securing funding for three projects in the Czech Republic.

US: NRG starts up 66 MW PV plant in California

The NRG Energy solar park at Agua Caliente.

New Jersey-based energy company NRG Energy Inc has announced the start of commercial operations at what has been described as California's largest fully operational solar facility.

Japan: Solar lifts the gloom for Kyocera

A Kyocera solar park.

Increasing demand for solar in Japan and the cost reductions found from the plunging price of polysilicon helped electronics giant Kyocera mitigate group losses from falls in demand for its non smartphone mobiles, PCs and flat...

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