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Nine out of 10 Indian solar companies imported dumped goods

Only three of India's solar manufacturers failed to benefit from importing solar products dumped from the US, China, Taiwan and Malaysia, according to a ministry of commerce AD investigation.

India special report: Ministry of Commerce officials classed the original three anti dumping complainants as the only Indian solar companies not to have benefited from importing dumped goods from the U.S., China, Taiwan and...


21. December 2010 | | Comment now

China Sunergy to supply Ecoware with PV modules

China Sunergy HQ building

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. has entered into a framework agreement with Italy-based Ecoware S.p.A.


Conergy constructs second Thai solar park

Conergy PV plant

Conergy has begun construction on its second megawatt (MW) solar park in Thailand. The 2.37 MW project is expected to be completed by April.


21. December 2010 | | Comment now

Solarfun strengthens Italian presence

Solarfun PV modules

China-based Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has expanded its activities in Italy, having opened a new office in Milan and signed a sales contract for the delivery of photovoltaics (PV) modules.


21. December 2010 | | Comment now

CNPV and Donauer Solartechnik enter into supply agreement

CNPV and Donauer at the signing of the contract

CNPV Solar Power SA and Donauer Solartechnik Vertriebs GmbH have entered into a long-term strategic partnership.


PV module demand strong as shipments reach 5.4 GWs

JA Solar solar cell

New research has revealed that shipments of photovoltaic (PV) modules increased by 20 percent in the third quarter of this year, in order to reach 5.4 gigawatts.


Italy: Construction starts on 5.9 MW solar carport

Italy flag

Phoenix Solar AG has started construction on a 5.9 megawatt (MW) solar carport in Italy.


SunEdison and APS to install a further 10 MWs in Arizona

Prescott Regional Airport, Arizona

SunEdison and Arizona Public Service Co. have said they will build a 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant two miles north of the Prescott Regional Airport, in Arizona, the U.S.


Oerlikon Solar secures first ThinFab orders

Oerlikon Solar HQ building in Switzerland

Oerlikon Solar has received the first orders for its new ThinFab thin film silicon module production line.


Tennessee revs up with solar grants

Sustainable Future located in Knoxville is one of the companies that will benefit from the Tennessee solar funds. Image: Zereshk

More funds are pumped into the solar industry aimed to help several East Tennessee businesses expand operations and target new customers.


17. December 2010 | | Comment now

Imperial Valley: Native rights overwrite solar project

Native American rights have to be considered before large-scale solar projects are planned in the U.S. as highlighted by the Imperial Valley case. Image: Flickr/Jeff Kubina

The 709 megawatt (MW) solar power plant project planned for the Southern Californian Imperial Valley has been halted due to a Native American tribe's motion.


Intersolar India: On the road to the solar mission

The Intersolar India raised questions on whether cost and price factors are overshadowing quality. Image: Intersolar India

The interest in photovoltaic systems in India is enormous. However, it requires crossing quite a few hurdles to meet the ambitious targets of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. This was highlighted at the Intersolar...


Spanish FIT reductions come later

Spain's massive cuts will come into play later than expected. Image:Sun Edison LLC

Contrary to what was previously expected, the massive ammendments of feed-in tariffs (FITs) in Spain will not come into effect until the second quarter of 2011.


Bulgaria set to have a renewable energy act

Construction of a 45-megawatt solar park in central Bulgaria, near the city of Veliko Tarnovo, has been officially started. Image: Nikola Gruev

The Bulgarian government has announced that a renewable energy source act would be finalized and released within the next two weeks.


California approves two more solar projects

The California Energy Commission has given its nod to the Palen and Rice solar projects. Image: California Energy Commission

The California Energy Commission has approved two more large scale solar power projects in the desert, adding to the already approved seven projects since August end.


Czech President approves controversial solar tax

President Vaclav Klaus has approved a retroactive solar tax for solar power plants in the Czech Republic. Image: Wikipedia/DerHuti

The Czech President Vaclav Klaus has approved a retroactive solar tax for solar power plants in the Czech Republic in spite of fears of possible arbitrages and protests by several members of European Photovoltaics Association...


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