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SolarWorld bets big on U.S.

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck.

CEO Frank Asbeck's restructuring seems to have succeeded but his company is heavily dependent on the U.S. market. $676m lawsuit could still bite resurgent German PERC manufacturer.

US: Congress members urge PV trade case loophole to be closed

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Eight U.S. Congress members have written to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), urging it to close a loophole, whereby Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers can export modules containing cells manufactured in countries outside of...

Schott Solar announces further job cuts

Schott Solar HQ Germany

Following its exit from the crystalline silicon photovoltaic module and wafer business, Schott Solar AG has announced further job cuts.

UK: CSUN signs 50 MW solar MOU

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Marking its solar expansion in the U.K., CSUN has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an unidentified investor worth 50 MW.

First Solar to build 4 PV plants in New Mexico

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First Solar, Inc. will build 4 photovoltaic plants worth 20 MW in New Mexico. It is hoped they will be operational by the end of 2013.

50 MW PV project planned for Kenya

Kenya East Africa 60k W solar photovoltaic project

China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic & Technical Co, Ltd. (CJIC) will develop a 50 MW photovoltaic project in Kenya. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd will provide the necessary modules and technical support.

India: Andhra Pradesh announces solar policy

The Andhra Pradesh government has announced its solar policy. Tax benefits are on the table for projects, as well as exemptions from power transmission fees. The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy will remain in place until 2017.

EU PVSEC: Side events steal the show

Like the grey clouds sitting heavily in the skies overhead, the dampened mood in the photovoltaic industry has continued to dominate talks during the third day of the EU PVSEC trade show in Frankfurt today. Despite this, varied...

Smart work by Kyocera in Los Alamos

Japan's Kyocera Corporation has opened the first international smart grid demonstration project on U.S. soil at Los Alamos in New Mexico.

Morocco: ACWA selected for Ouarzazate

The Moroccan Solar Energy Agency, MASEN, has decided upon the consortium led by the International Company for Water and Power (ACWA) for the 160 MW CSP plant near Ouarzazate.

Germany: Solon to develop second PV scheme in Lübesse

German company, Solon Energy has won the race to develop the second photovoltaic project in Lübesse, Germany.

Norfund to invest up to US$33 million in South African PV

A Norwegian investment fund for developing countries has announced it will raise its NOK 80 million (US$13.9 million) commitment to solar projects in South Africa to up to NOK 190 million ($33 million).

US: SEIA chief says Georgia Power deal is not enough

The head of U.S. trade association for solar energy SEIA says today's announcement by utility Georgia Power of its intent to expand solar capacity by 210 MW, has to be just the tip of the iceberg.

EU Pro-Sun: No influence on module prices

After the anti-dumping accusations, EU ProSun has now filed a complaint against alleged unfair subsidies given to Chinese solar manufacturers by the Chinese government. Different opinions arise on the impact this will have on...

Updated: Isofotón unveils 300 MW Saudi PV plans

Isofotón HQ Spain

Isofotón and Industrial Systems Corp (INDSYS) have signed a joint venture agreement to install 300 MW of photovoltaics in Saudi Arabia. The two parties will also develop projects across the Middle East, North African (MENA) and...

Portugal: Martifer Solar completes 2 PV parks worth 22.4 MWp

Portugal solar photovoltaic Plants

Martifer Solar has completed two photovoltaic plants worth a total of 22.4 MWp in Portugal for a fund managed by BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners.

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