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ReNew Power commissions 72 MW India solar project in JV with Hareon Solar

Andhra Pradesh.

The India renewable energy firm connects a 72 MW solar farm, as part of a joint venture with China's Hareon Solar, in the India state of Andhra Pradesh.

Czech Republic ends FIT program, extends solar tax

The upper house of the Czech Parliament on Friday passed a bill that ends feed-in tariffs (FITs) for all renewable energies and extends a tax imposed on solar PV plants. The Czech PV industry body is set to take legal action.

China imposes anti subsidy duties on US polysilicon


After July's hefty anti dumping duties, the Chinese government has now announced its intent to top that with anti subsidy duties against U.S.-made polysilicon. Reuters is reporting, however, only two manufacturers will be...

Three solar farms for West Virginia


Solar projects in Alderson, Fayetteville and Crawley are expected to total up to 40 MW of generation capacity. Solar Thin Films has signed a $124 million-$160 million deal to build the projects.

The good times are back for solar

Yingli solar manufacture.

IHS analysis of first half module shipments show a strong rebound in global demand. But analysts warn the boom seen so far this year will slow in the current quarter.

South Carolina plans largest solar farm

Colleton County courthouse.

A 3 MW project in Colleton County will be used as a test bed for incorporating solar into the grid. The scheme has been backed by the state's largest utility, transmission company and consumer-owned electricity co-operatives.

Hold off on new PV recycling contracts until February

PV mdule recycling.

The manager of a German PV recycling firm has advised manufacturers, importers and distributors not to sign any new disposal contracts before modules are in included in the EU's electrical waste directive in February.

Irish fund invests €350k in solar technology start-up

Bank of Ireland's Conall Boyle, Nines CEO Edward Duffy, Kernel Capital's Dawn Guiney and John O'Dea, of Enterprise Ireland mark a €350,000 venture capital boost for solar cell production technology start-up Nines Photovoltaics.

The Irish company that has developed a dry process solution for manufacturing solar cells has secured a €350,000 investment from a venture capital fund. Nines Photovoltaics says its production technology can further reduce...

Aleo Solar AG to close all US operations

German solar module manufacturer Aleo Solar AG dissolves its Denver, U.S. operations with immediate effect, citing a failure to meet recent sales targets.

China to invest in Maltese module assembly

Malta's capital, Valetta.

Chinese state-owned Shanghai Electric Power has signed a memorandum of understanding paving the way for a €200 million investment in Malta's state-owned energy company. The move would be the first step to Chinese module...

Foreign-made cells and modules flood Japanese market


Japanese solar cell and module manufacturers are looking inwards at the expense of exporting worldwide but domestic-made product levels are dwarfed by a flood of foreign-made imports.

JinkoSolar connects 100 MW of PV projects

JinkoSolar modules in Ontario.

Solar manufacturer JinkoSolar has reached its first milestone for downstream projects and wants to have 500 MW connected in China by the end of next year.

Hanergy Solar reveals details of PRC state support


Hanergy Solar is banking on custom from its majority shareholder Hanergy Group, as well as support from the Chinese government.

Singulus to deliver PV equipment to China

PV equipment manufacturer Singulus Technologies and Chinese cell producer M-Cells have signed a framework contract for the delivery of 16 Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) solar cells production units.

REI: Indian PV market waiting game

The Indian solar market is currently stuck in a waiting loop. The main obstacles for things not moving forward are the political zigzag course and funding problems. These issues came to light at the opening of the 7th Renewable...

Brazil welcomes solar to major energy auction

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a big win for PV producers in Brazil, the country's energy minister has pushed through a new decree allowing solar in the upcoming A-5 auction for electricity from new energy plants that will go online in 2018.

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