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EU PVSEC and Intersolar Europe to join forces

Crowds at Intersolar Europe.

Following speculation, Intersolar Europe and EU PVSEC will join forces in June 2016. The merger will see the Intersolar tradeshow and storage conference run concurently with, yet independently from, EU PVSEC's R&D conference.


EU ProSun launched to spearhead PV trade case

Milan Nitzschke SolarWorld

Following the admission by SolarWorld yesterday that a complaint against Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers had been filed in Europe, a statement was released announcing the launch of the "EU ProSun" initiative, behind which over...


SolarWorld confirms EU dumping case

EU Parliament in Brussels

SolarWorld has confirmed to pv magazine that an anti-dumping complaint has been filed by a consortium of European manufacturers with the European Commission. More information is expected to be released by the Bonn-based company...


No More Solyndras Act passes first hurdle

Solndra factory

Signaling a blow to both Obama and the solar industry, The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power has approved a draft of the "No More Solyndras Act". With a vote of 14 to 6, it must now go to the full...


India: Bharat Heavy Electricals commissions 5 MW solar plant

BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) has commissioned a five MW grid-connected solar power plant in Shivanasamudram, Karnataka. The company claims it is the largest plant of its kind in the state.


PV inverter industry must focus on emerging markets

SMA solar photovoltaic inverters

As with photovoltaic module manufacturers and project developers, inverter manufacturers must look to emerging markets in order to secure future growth, according to new research. Latest industry figures further indicate that...


EU PV dumping complaint lodged

European Union flags

Following months of speculation, a coalition of solar companies, again led by SolarWorld, has reportedly filed an anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) complaint in the EU. The European Commission now has 45 days to...


Japan: Sky Solar to begin construction of PV power stations

Japan

Shanghai-based Sky Solar has announced it will develop several large-scale solar power plants via its subsidiary Sky Solar Japan, in order to take advantage of the new feed-in tariffs in the country.


Australia: Fund looks to clear PPA hurdle

The Australian sky against a blue sky.

Major Australian financial services company, Investec has indicated that it will create a fund, which could accelerate utility-scale photovoltaics in the country.


Transition time for Sunways

Sunways photovoltaic solar components

Continuing falling photovoltaic prices, a shift in its core markets and cancelled supply contracts have all contributed to Sunways AG’s falling 2011 financials. However, it remains confident that new investor, LDK Solar, can...


NRG and GenOn announce merger

290 MW Agua Caliente photovoltaic solar plant

NRG Energy, Inc. and GenOn Energy, Inc. have unveiled their plans to merge. The two companies signed a definitive agreement, under which they intend to combine their activities in a stock‐for‐stock tax‐free transaction. The...


SolarWorld has debt conditions relaxed

The SolarWorld HQ.

Bloomberg has reported that SolarWorld AG has had its lenders agree to relax terms on €375 million (US$475 million) of loans, in the face of "challenging market conditions."


Germany: Environment minister rethinks taxes on Chinese manufacturers

Reichstag

German Federal Environment Minister, Peter Altmaier is for the implementation of anti-dumping lawsuits against Chinese manufacturers in the European context, should there be evidence of unfair competition.


UCLA develops transparent solar cell

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a highly transparent solar cell for building integration.


Grid-connected renewable energy storage project launched in Europe

A 39 megawatt-hour grid connected renewable energy storage project has been launched in Europe by a consortium of seven partners.


Amonix’s fab closure stokes PV political fires

A photo of the Amonix fab.

In the highly politicized debate surrounding renewable energy in the U.S., the closure of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) manufacturer Amonix’s Nevada fab has cause much debate among lawmakers.


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