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The world could be 100% renewable by 2050

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Researchers from Stanford University have layed out exactly how the planet could forego fossil fuel and nuclear power and adopt renewable energy across the board.


Yingli ups PV shipment guidance by 40%

Yingli solar photovoltaic park

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has issued preliminary Q4 and full year 2012 financial results. It anticipates that photovoltaic module shipments will sequentially increase by around 40%.


White paper unveils details of Saudi's 54 GW renewable energy plans

Saudi Arabia solar photovoltaic plant

A white paper has been released detailing the proposed competitive procurement process (CPP) of Saudi Arabia’s K.A.Care program, which aims to install 41 GW of solar in the region by 2032. The first tendering round is scheduled...


South Africa: Siemens starts work on 100 MW of PV

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Siemens has begun work on two 50 MW photovoltaic projects in South Africa for Globeleq Generation Limited. They are scheduled to be operational by mid-2014.


Pakistan to vote on solar PV FIT program

Pakistan is gearing up to introduce a photovoltaic feed-in tariff (FIT) program, which will see US$0.2329 paid per kWh to plants between one and 100 MW in size. A meeting is scheduled to be held on February 27 to finalize the...


150 kWp PV park completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stolac, Bosnia Herzegovina

A 150 kWp photovoltaic park has been completed and grid connected in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is said to be one of the first projects of its kind in the country.


Germany’s PV storage program on hold

Storage battery solar photovoltaic

Germany’s support program for photovoltaic battery storage systems is currently on hold, due to lost revenues from emissions trading. The framework for the program had already largely been agreed upon by the Federal Environment...


Ukraine: Ekotechnik Czech plans 160 MW PV project

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Czech-based Ekotechnik Czech has announced its plans to install 160 MW worth of photovoltaics in the Ukraine. A total of €400 million is expected to be invested in the project.


Romania to reduce PV support

Romania solar photovoltaic plant

Romania is set to lower the number of green certificates issued to photovoltaic systems in 2014. It is still not clear, however, by how much they will be reduced. Meanwhile, newly installed photovoltaic capacity predictions for...


2012 PV demand under 30 GW

Germany Finsterwalde solar photovoltaic Q.Cells

According to the latest figures from Solarbuzz, 2012 photovoltaic demand grew just 5% on 2011 to reach 29 GW. Meanwhile, the company predicts that "rapid globalization" will characterize 2013.


Spain publishes retroactive PV FIT cuts

Spain solar photovoltaic park Conergy

The Spanish government has officially published its new photovoltaic decree, which revises feed-in tariffs (FITs) for plants installed between 2009 and 2011 downwards. The new rates are effective from January 1, 2013.


Chinese PV modules face mandatory European registration

Chinese solar photovoltaic manufacturing

According to reports, it is likely that Chinese photovoltaic modules imported into Europe will have to register with European customs from this March, meaning the option to backdate any duties would exist. The aim is to stop...


PV inverter after sales service market predicted to boom

Inverters solar photovoltaic

IMS Research reports that the photovoltaic inverter after sales service market is expected to more than double between 2012 and 2017, with utility-scale installations set to lead the growth.


Guatemala plans 50 MW PV plant

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Guatemala is gearing up to install a 50 MW photovoltaic plant, according to Guatemalan president, Otto Pérez Molina and Energy and Mining Minister, Erick Archila, following a meeting with Spanish business representatives in...


US: AVSR1 PV project reaches 100 MW peak generating capacity

S AVSR1 First Solar photovoltaic 100 MW

First Solar Inc. has completed and grid connected the first 100 MW of the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1) photovoltaic project in northern Los Angeles County. The whole 230 MW are expected to be online later this year.


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China: JinkoSolar to deliver 600 MW of PV modules to CTGNE

JinkoSolar solar photovoltaic park

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with China Three Gorges New Energy Corp. (CTGNE) under which the company will deliver 600 MW worth of its photovoltaic modules.


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