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Total to create new Gas, Renewables and Power segment

The French oil giant has pledged to be among the top three companies in solar power, and to expand in electricity trading and energy storage.

Juwi starts development in Romania

Photovoltaic project developer juwi has started work on two solar parks totalling 12 MWp in Romania. The company has an EPC contract with Chinese investor HiSun PV and their partner Abacus Renewables for these projects. Both...

SolarWorld to bring 500 kW of carport solar power to four Californian parks

SolarWorld Americas has begun work on constructing solar carports totaling more than 500 kW of power across four public parks in California, US.

First Solar and China Sunergy urge Indian government to drop dumping investigation

U.S. and Chinese manufacturers claim that India’s government is acting beyond the scope of its powers in a dumping probe they describe as "flawed."

SunEdison projects in California get funding boost

Solar project developer SunEdison will get a US$67.3 million investment boost to fund its utility-scale photovoltaic projects in California. The investors are a consortium made up of New Energy Capital Partners, North Sky...

Czech lower house votes through end to FiT payments

A Czech solar power plant.

The lower house voted through an anti-subsidy bill and retroactive tax before being dissolved in the wake of the corruption scandal that brought down Petr Necas' government. The upper house will consider the bill later this month.

Solon installs Bucharest's largest rooftop system

Power lines in Romania.

A Bucharest logistics center will house a 2.2 MW system comprised of almost 9,000 Solon 220/16 modules which are set to be installed in just seven weeks.

Positive sales figures thanks to antidumping measures, says Isofoton

Spanish solar cells and modules producer Isofoton has seen an increase in European orders for its modules since early August. The company has cited the antidumping measures as having boosted the sales figures.

Sputnik Engineering to undergo strategic re-orientation

Inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering has decided on a strategic re-orientation to meet current market challenges. The company sees a stronger focus on Europe and the US as one of the primary measures to be undertaken. ...

Germany: 313 MW of newly installed PV in July

The Federal Network Agency in Germany has presented the latest figures for added photovoltaic capacity in the country. Up to now around 2,110 MW of total capacity has been registered. Solar parks exceeding 10 MW are no longer...

Trade actions – more hyperbole than hardship

The Wall Street Bull.

The predicted catastrophic effects of trade wars on stock prices never materialized on Wall Street. Analaysts offer a cautiously positive outlook on the industry.

SolarWorld supplies largest solar project in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic.

U.S. manufacturer SolarWorld has supplied nearly 6,000 panels and racking for a 1.5 MW array at Cibao International Airport. The project is the largest in the Dominican Republic and one of the largest in Latin America.

PV recycling group opens German operation

PV recycling.

PV Cycle Deutschland will be based in Munich. After February, German PV importers and manufacturers must treat PV waste, under EU legislation.

REC shareholders to vote on new convertible bond

An REC facility in Singapore.

Rebellious REC shareholders will vote on a proposed $110m bond on Wednesday with a more controversial vote over splitting off the downstream solar business looming later in the month. REC wants to separate its module and silicon...

US to supply 20% of global solar demand to 2018

A 44 GW solar pipeline means the U.S. will supply 20% of global solar demand up to 2018, according to NPD Solarbuzz. The solar consultancy says California installed a state record 521 MW of PV from April to June.

Suntech: Restructuring process moves forward

Photovoltaic module producer Suntech Power Holdings held productive discussions with key stakeholders in China last week to discuss the restructuring of the debt-ridden company. Suntech has reached an understanding with its...

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