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India rejects anti-dumping duties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (as chief minister of Gujarat)

By deciding not to decide on whether or not to levy anti-dumping duties, India's Ministry of Finance has sided with solar project developers rather than the Ministry of Commerce.

First Solar and CPINE form US-China PV partnership

First Solar HQ building

First Solar, Inc. and China Power International New Energy Holding Limited have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, under which they will work on photovoltaic projects in China and the U.S.

BrightRoof submits 12 MW worth of Ontario FIT applications

Satellite image of Ontario

Solar LP has submitted over 40 applications to the Ontario Power Authority for solar feed-in tariff (FIT) contracts worth 12 megawatts.

Meyer Burger receives antitrust clearance

Meyer Burger Swiss HQ

Taking it a step closer to its goal, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has received antitrust clearance for its takeover of Roth & Rau AG and the associated merging of the two companies.

UK: CCC's "blinkered" PV view criticized

UK flag

The UK Committee on Climate Change's (CCC's) new renewable energy report has met with dissatisfaction by photovoltaic industry stakeholders. A key criticism is related to pricing discrepancies. However, there is big potential in...

Solar Trust of America and SolarHybrid form PV JV

Parabolic solar themral troughs

The Solar Trust of America has entered the photovoltaics market, having formed a joint venture (JV) with SolarHybrid AG. The new company, SolarHybrid of America, LLC, will develop utility-scale solar projects in North America.

1.56 MW PV system completed at Cincinnati Zoo

Melink Corp 1.56 photovoltaics canopy system Cincinnati Zoo with SolarWorld solar panels

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is enjoying a newly installed 1.56 megawatt photovoltaics system. It is said to be the largest publicly accessible solar array in an urban setting.

Applied Materials secures wire saw order from GCL-Poly

Applied Materials' HCT B5 wire saws

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. has ordered wire saws representing over 2.5 gigawatts of wafering capacity from Applied Materials. The order value was not disclosed.

Meyer Burger not looking to completely takeover Roth & Rau

Meyer Burger CEO, Peter Pauli

According to news sources, Meyer Burger is not looking to completely take over Roth & Rau. CEO, Peter Pauli states that just 50 percent of its shares would be satisfactory.

Germany: Röttgen aims to reform EEG

Norbert Röttgen

The German Federal Minister for the Environment aims to introduce an optional market bonus for renewable energies. Now he has submitted a corresponding benchmark paper that also contains sweeping changes for solar energy...

Italy’s fourth Conto Energia signed; strong growth predicted

Italian photovoltaic plant

Italy’s fourth Conto Energia has finally been signed into law. While this is good news, analysts believe the delay has been "extremely disruptive". The 200 kilowatt ground-mounted market has also taken a blow. Nevertheless, 3.5...

Australian Government tapers off solar subsidies

Australia solar photovoltaic panel

The Australian Federal Government will start the process of reigning in its generous subsidies for home solar electric panels in light of strong growth in the industry and rising electricity prices.

Italy approves draft solar regulation

ae photonics PV plant

According to a report in Reuters, Italy’s Government has finally approved its draft solar regulation at a cabinet meeting held today.

Trina expands Australian presence

Satellite image of Australia

Trina Solar Limited has opened a sales and business development office in Sydney, Australia.

US Bancorp offers fifth tax equity commitment to SunRun

SunRun solar installation on Arizonian home

SunRun and U.S. Bancorp have formed a partnership to purchase $200 million worth of solar residential systems in the U.S.

Conergy launches modules on Canadian market

Conergy ON photovoltaic module

Continuing on its globalization path, Conergy has announced it will this month be launching its solar modules in Canada after its Canadian subsidiary signed a two-year framework agreement.

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