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Hanwha Q Cells increases Q2 profit by 20%

Hanwha Q Cells production.

Second quarter financials for the Korean solar firm reveal a steady performance, with module shipments up 12.2% and revenues reaching $338 million.


Correction: 485 MW Blythe Mesa PV plant step closer to reality

A simulation of the solar project, as originally proposed by Solar Millennium

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the 485 MW Blythe Mesa Solar project in California, the U.S. pv magazine mistakenly wrote on September 25, that the project originally belonged to NextEra Energy.


UK to propose drastic FIT cuts starting 2016

Rooftop solar PV installation, U.K.

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) also proposing enforcement of default FIT degressions each quarter; STA labels review 'alarming'.


Austria's biggest PV park goes online

Sonnquest's 2 MW PV solar park in Guntramsdorf, Austria has gone online. The development took 8 months and was contracted by power utility Wien Energie.


Solland Solar declared bankrupt

The Dutch solar manufacturer Solland Solar has been delcared bankrupt according to local Dutch media reports. Only in July did the company announce a PV cell deal with Trina Solar.


Uzbekistan breaks ground on 300 MW solar project

Uzbekistan.

$700 million project will culminate in completion of three solar plants in the nation by 2020, according to information released by state electricity firm Uzbekenergo.


India one of top three export markets for Chinese modules

The Chinese PV sector imported 12 GW of solar modules in the first half of 2015. Of this, over 6 GW were to Japan, India and the U.S. according to EnergyTrend's latest report. More consolidation is also in the horizon.


Foresight Solar Fund snaps up 34.7 MW UK solar farm

Solar installation, England.

Acquisition of the solar plant in English county of Wiltshire boosts company's net portfolio of British solar assets to 322 MW.


India's local content requirements violate global trade rules, finds WTO

Indian solar installation.

World Trade Organization rules against India in U.S.-led dispute over the country's local content requirements for its solar industry; government likely to appeal decision.


BYD completes 1MW PV plant in Germany

Chinese manufacturer BYD has completed a 1MW solar PV plant in partnership with EPC Fenecon in Altenau, Germany. BYD says the use of its glass-glass modules increases lifetime to 40 years.


ITRPV handed over to German VDMA

The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, better known as SEMI, has handed over the coordination of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) to German association VDMA.


Solyndra misled government to secure $535m loan guarantee, investigation finds

Solyndra HQ, Fremont, California.

Four-year probe finds that the bankrupt solar company misrepresented facts and omitted key information in securing federal loan guarantee under stimulus program.


LDK Solar to supply 67MW for Thai PV project

LDK Solar will be supplying 67 MW of PV modules to a PV project in Thailand under a module supply agreement it signed with EA Solar Phitsanulok.


IBC Solar seeks to develop 80 MW in Germany

IBC Solar has managed to implement around 50 MW of solar capacity in Germany in the first half of 2015. The company seeks to develop around 80 MW this year in total.


50% lesser transmission charges for solar in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Solar Association has stated that the transmission charges for inter-state open access solar projects will be halved. This reduction order has been passed by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC)...


Solar alliance urges UK government to support small-scale FIT

David Cameron.

100-strong alliance of small businesses, retailers and local government representatives sign letter urging British Prime Minister to protect feed-in tariff ahead of review later this year.


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