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Teamtechnik unveils its new 65 MWp annual output stringer

As its name suggests, the teamtechnik TT2100 stringer can solder 2,100 solar cells an hour.

The German equipment supplier claims that its latest stringer, the TT2100, is the fastest single track system in the world, able to solder solar cells on a 1-7 second cycle, reaching 65 MWp output annually.


Romania to cut green certificates

Romania 8.75 MW PV plant

The Romanian government has approved legislation that will severely cut PV incentives for investors. Critics say the move could lead to a halt in foreign investment for the country's solar market.


Sunwize to install Samoa's largest PV project

Lano Beach on Savai'i, Samoa.

U.S.-based Mitsui subsidiary Sunwize will install Samoa's largest solar project to date. The 546 kW scheme is expected to generate 700,000 kWh per year across ground mounted sites in Salelolaga on Savai'i and Tanugamanono and...


$400 million for off grid renewables in Australia

The Super Pit mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

Australia's ARENA today launched an AUD$400 million fund to displace diesel in remote areas of the country. The fund is aimed at off grid and fringe-of-grid communities as well as mining operations and is expected to generate 150...


Saudi Arabia unveils new solar training program

The Dubai skyline

Kingdom's Solar Industry Association has launched a vocational training program with U.S. solar training company SEI, aimed at engineers, designers and decision makers. The program will be showcased, along with a Women in Solar...


Trina Solar will not abandon Europe

Trina Solar module manufacturing.

Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar says it will fight to prove it is not dumping solar panels in Europe and will not turn its back on its EU partners.


Emmvee supplies 4 MW plant in Germany

An Emmvee building.

Bangalore-based module manufacturer will supply 15,000 panels to 4 MW former coke factory in Brandenburg.


EU duties will cost 650,000 jobs says Chinese state media

The Berlin skyline.

China Daily predicts EU duties will cost the political bloc 250,000 jobs in its own back yard as Beijing launches investigation into imported EU wines as direct riposte to France's Hollande.


aleo solar continues search for white knight investor

aleo solar's headquarters.

German solar manufacturer aleo solar has no update on the search to replace Bosch's 90.7% stake and expects another loss in 2013.


JinkoSolar announces first-quarter upturn in fortunes

Jinko Solar image.

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer JinkoSolar staunched losses whilst increasing shipments and extending its global reach in the first three months of 2013.


Renewables JV to bring 600 MW of solar and wind to Chile by 2016

A solar array in Chile.

Mainstream Renewables enters a partnership with investment house Actis again after a successful US$100 million South African deal last year.


Polysilicon prices set to rise, but just a bit

China’s expected move to impose anti-dumping tariffs on polysilicon from the EU, the U.S. and South Korea will result in price hikes, but increases will be minimal and manageable, according to research group IHS.


Canadian Solar sells four utility-scale solar power plants

Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has sold four utility-scale solar power plants totaling 38.5 MW to independent renewable power producer BluEarth. Construction of these plants will begin this year and commercial...


First Solar to develop a 50 MW solar plant in New Mexico

Photovoltaics solutions provider First Solar has been granted a power purchase agreement to develop a 50 MW solar plant in the state of New Mexico in the U.S. El Paso Electric Power will purchase the electricity generated by the...


Isofotón seeks to restructure €284 million debt pile

Isofoton HQ Malaga, Spain

Spanish solar group Isofotón filed for restructuring legal proceedings this week in the face of €284 million ($372 million) in liabilities. The company is hoping to reach an agreement with creditors and implement a...


Teamtechnik equips 600 MW of solar plants in China

Teamtechnik, the Germany-based photovoltaic system manufacturer, has recently announced that the company has completed the construction of solar plants for Yingli Solar last month. The plants totaling 600 MW of capacity are...


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