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Report: solar revenues set to double by 2020

The earth.

New analysis predicts that total solar industry revenues are set to reach $137.02 billion by 2020, doubling 2013 revenues of $59.84. Greenhouse gas reduction, energy self-sufficiency and security are drivers of the industry’s...


European Commission approves German renewable energy law

Joaquín Almunia, European Commission vice president

The new Renewable Energy Act requires renewable electricity producers to sell on the market. The law also calls for a pilot tender program for ground-mounted solar installations.


Wacker earnings forecast for 2014 revised upwards

Wacker polysilicon

The polysilicon manufacturer says that special income from retained advanced payments and damages will swell the company's EBITDA figures for 2014.


Shunfeng lands $323 million credit line

Suntech headquarters

Boosted by the acquistion of Suntech, the Chinese group is looking to expand operations in the U.S. and Asia and has slated $74 million for investment in 100 MW of projects in Japan.


Coal use undermining German, UK climate efforts, warns WWF

Coal plant in Germany.

Study by the WWF finds Germany and U.K. are among biggest coal consumers in EU, with four German coal plants among the region's five dirtiest.


Canadian Solar supplies modules for 100 MW Ontario PV plant

Ontario flag.

The solar developer will supply more than 450,000 modules for the project, as well as providing engineering, procurement and construction services.


Suniva adds 200 MW module capacity

A PV installation.

American high efficiency mono and polycrystalline cell and module manufacturer Suniva has announced that it will begin construction of a new 200 MW manufacturing facility, in the state of Michigan. Suniva will begin construction...


What does a Juncker presidency mean for renewables in Europe?

Jean-Claude Juncker

EPIA CEO James Watson says deeds, not rhetoric, will determine Jean-Claude Juncker's impact on the development of renewable energy in the European Union.


UK renewables sector cheers carbon budget decision

Ed Davey, Nick Clegg

Legally binding target to cut carbon emissions by 80% will be upheld during the period 2023 to 2027, says U.K. Energy Secretary Ed Davey.


India's national solar mission back on track

Delhi, India

The Indian government has issued guidelines for the installation of up to 1.5 GW of solar power plants -- the largest tender issued so far -- as part of the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).


Solexel raises $31 million in D-round financing

The Solexel cell.

Thin-crystalline cell and module startup Solexel has closed a D-round of financing, bringing in a further $31 million. The funds will be used to begin commercial production of its advanced thin-silicon PV modules.


WindStream Technologies installs world's largest wind-solar project in Jamaica

WindStream Technologies SolarMill installation, Kingston, Jamaica

Employing the company's hybrid SolarMills, the 80 kW installation will generate more than 106,000 kilowatt hours a year for leading Kingston law firm Myers, Fletcher & Gordon.


Singapore removes solar energy grid cap

Electricity pylon.

The country's Energy Market Authority has announced that the 600 MWp 'hard cap' on solar energy will be replaced by a dynamic pathway that will allow more solar to be fed to the grid.


Exclusive: momentum building for global PV association

The world.

Efforts to establish a global solar PV association are picking up pace, with some national and regional bodies meeting for a third time tomorrow to try and hammer out a plan for the embryonic global industry body.


Chile's capacity of solar PV under construction nearly triples in one month

The latest report from the Center for Renewable Energy has found a huge jump in project starts over the last month. These numbers are similar to GTM Research's estimates.


SolarWorld restructuring triggers 50 MW supply deal

Frank Asbeck of SolarWorld.

Satisfactory resolution of the company's annual general meeting 2014 culminates in the announcement of a 50 MW solar module delivery order.


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