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PLG Clean Energy secures 230 MW of solar licenses in India

Rajasthan solar installation.

The Indian solar developer plans to build three large-scale PV plants in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Rajasthan, company confirms.

Commentary: A Lesson in Opacity

The manner in which the EU and China negotiated the compromise in the trade dispute and the way it continues to be communicated is a lesson in opacity. The companies and the public have been left in the dark about crucial details...

JinkoSolar to supply 23 MW of modules to Swinerton project in California

Swinerton will employ 23 MW of JinkoSolar modules for a new utility-scale project in Fresno County. The San Francisco-based group will soon begin construction on the 350 MW Moapa Solar Plant in Nevada.

Germany: SolarWorld drills further for lithium

The German state of Saxony has approved a request by SolarWorld to conduct six further test drillings into the lithium deposits in Zinnwald, a mountainous area near the Czech border.

Toshiba breaks solar ground in Virgin Islands

Toshiba is overseeing construction of a 4 MW solar plant on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix following a 20-year PPA signed last year with the local Water and Power Authority.

PV demand in China and Japan to reach 9 GW in second half of 2013

A PV demand increase of 100% is expected from China and Japan in the second half of 2013. Japan remains the most active PV market this year with 150% growth, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

EU-China deal continues to irk industry

EU, China flags

Details of the EU-China trade settlement are slowly emerging, but much of the industry remains critical of the lack of transparency and clear answers. China's leading firms look likely to come out on top.

Inman Solar keeps Georgia on its mind

Atlanta, Georgia

Local solar companies are seeing growing opportunities in the U.S. state Georgia following a ruling forcing utility Georgia Power to add 525 MW of additional solar generation. Inman Solar has four 1 MW projects in the works.

Armstrong invests $30 million in Southeast Asian solar projects

Symbior 1 MW plant Thailand

Singapore asset management firm Armstrong is teaming up with Thai developer Annex Power on a number of solar and other renewable energy projects throughout Southeast Asia.

Solar PV power output in Italy hits unprecedented high

Italy, solar rooftop

Solar PV scored an unprecedented amount of electricity output, increasing its contribution to Italy's energy mix to 7.3% of the total electricity demand in the first seven months of the year.

Two solar farms to go up in Australian Capital Territory

Following a government auction, two utility-scale solar plants are set to be built in the territory, providing a combined capacity of 23 MW.

Delhi to introduce net metering


Solar supporters are applauding the decision of the Delhi government to introduce a net metering system that will reward solar producers on a monthly basis.

US government to hold auction for solar projects in Colorado

San Luis Valley, Colorado

The U.S. government's Bureau of Land Management is launching its first Solar Energy Zone auction this fall -- part of the Obama administration's push to increase renewable energy development on federal lands.

REC sees boost in Japan but US business in danger due to trade dispute

REC image Moses Lake facility

While Japan is becoming increasingly important for REC's solar panel division, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China is endangering the group's polysilicon business in Washington.

Chile's Atacama region proves major attraction for developers

Atacama, Chile

Chilean officials say the high interest for solar energy development confirms excellent solar radiation conditions in the region, which looks set to add seven major new projects totalling 658 MW.

US: Georgia ups the ante on solar investment

Solar prospects in Georgia are sunnier then ever following the state's decision to add 525 MW of solar generation to the grid.

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