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Talesun secures 222 MW Indian PV module deal

The Chinese PV maker will supply modules to Indian developer ACME over the next six months, as the nation's solar PV market begins to take off.

Cyprus to expand PV via net metering


The Mediterranean country is launching a second net metering program after a strong response to a similiar initiative last year. Despite broad support for renewable energy, the nation's limited grid remains a problem for future...

Photon Holding claims activities not affected by preliminary insolvency proceedings

Photon International cover

A German court opened preliminary insolvency proceedings for the solar services and publishing group due to a tax obligation. Photon calls the move "unnecessary."

Lark Energy hosts Malaysian government delegation in UK

9 MW PV plant at Ketton Cement works, developed by Lark Energy.

A senior delegation from the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, visited Lark Energy's 9 MW solar farm at Hanson Cement's Ketton works in Rutland County last week.

PV CYCLE elects international-looking board

PV module being recycled.

The European take-back and recycling association has appointed Luis Torres from SunPower as its new president, with other solar luminaries joining the board.

CSUN signs 50 MW supply agreement in Turkey

Turkish flag.

The framework agreement will see the Chinese cell and module manufacturer deliver its high efficiency products to Germany's KosiFrankensolar's Turkish projects.

Los Angeles greenlights 300 MW of solar projects

Castaic Power Plant, Los Angeles County

SunEdison and Hecate Energy will build 250 MW of large solar in Kern County plus 50 MW of local solar. Los Angeles is targeting a 25% renewables share by 2016 and 33% by 2020.

Qatar Solar Energy opens 300 MW PV factory in Qatar

Solar production, Qatar

The vertically integrated module production plant, located in Doha's industrial zone, will become one of the largest PV factories in the MENA region.

Intersolar: First Solar targets European O&M business

First Solar module production, Malaysia

U.S. thin film giant First Solar is targeting operations and maintenance (O&M) business in Europe as it seeks to re-energize its European operations.

JinkoSolar expresses disappointment at proposed US duties on Chinese panels

JinkoSolar 1.2 MW BIPV project in the US

The Chinese PV manufacturer says the Commerce Department decision "will have a negative impact on the solar industry and will ultimately end up hurting U.S. customers and U.S. solar jobs the most."

Intersolar Europe: Suntech plotting European expansion

Suntech CEO, Eric Luo.

Amid persistent rumors of Suntech's latest acquisitions, company CEO Eric Luo announces plans to further embrace the European market.

IRENA conference highlights PV solutions for island tourism

IRENA conference attendees

Hot topics at the event included the pressing need for adequate energy storage on islands as well as the compelling case for photovoltaics.

Chile inaugurates Latin America's largest PV plant

100 MW Amanecer Solar CAP plant in Chile

SunEdison developed, built and interconnected the 100 MW Amanecer Solar CAP under an energy purchase agreement with CAP Group. The installation is located in Chile's Atacama Desert.

EU ProSun accuses Chinese PV manufacturers of 'massive violation of EU trade deal'

EU ProSun President Milan Nitzschke

The European solar lobby group calls the minimum price agreement between the EU and China "unworkable" and in need of "review" after submitting some 1,500 suspected trade violations to the European Commission.

Intersolar Europe: Borosil calls for Indian anti-dumping duties on solar glass

Solar glass

The Indian solar glass industry requires the same protection from dumped materials as modules and cells, says Gujarat Borosil vice chairman.

Photon Holding files for insolvency

Photon cover

The publishing company based in Aachen, Germany, whose assets include industry magazines Photon International and the German Photon Das Solarstrom-Magazin, is insolvent.

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