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India: Neyveli Lignite to develop 600 MW of PV plants

Tamil Nadu-based lignite mining giant, Neyveli Lignite will be setting up 600 MW of PV plants as part of the move to increase its total power generation capacity.

International agreement intended to kick off Desertec

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According to media reports, five countries are looking to push ahead with the Desertec initiative. This month, a letter of intent is expected to be signed. Meanwhile, RWE is said to be planning to build a solar and wind farm in...

China launches EU polysilicon anti-dumping investigation

Polysilicon solar photovoltaic

According to reports, China’s Ministry of Commerce has launched an investigation into European imports of solar grade polysilicon.

Germany considers keeping EEG

Phllip Rösler.

The German Liberals and Monopolies Commission have come out in favor of a photovoltaic quota system, instead of the current EEG. However, Free Democratic Party (FDP) leader, Philipp Rösler, and the German Cabinet have rejected...

Indonesia set to challenge Thailand in PV stakes

A solar photovoltaic park in Thailand.

Indonesia, with its thousands of scattered islands and consequent off-grid photovoltaics demand, is set to challenge the traditional dominance of Thailand in the South East Asian region over the next four years, according to a...

PV inverter ranking: Kaco announces 9.5 GW capacity

Kaco solar photovoltaic inverter production

Kaco New Energy has responded to the latest photovoltaic inverter rankings published in the November edition of pv magazine. The German company says it significantly increased its production capacity in 2011 and can now produce...

UK Energy Bill could be put back

A windfarm at Whitelee, Scotland.

The U.K. government's controversial Energy Bill, which was expected to be debated in Parliament on Monday November 5, is likely to be delayed until later in the month following the furore that erupted yesterday between the...

Saint Gobain unveils new Solar Gard factory in China

Qingdao China

Saint Gobain has opened its new Solar Gard manufacturing facility in Qingdao, China.

GTAT next solar company to announce job cuts

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GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT) has announced it will reduce its global workforce by around 25%. The streamlining is expected to save the company around US$13 million annually. Both economic and trade related challenges were...

Panasonic responds to solar expansion scale back rumors

Sanyo Panasonic HIT solar photovoltaic modules

This week, Reuters reported that Panasonic may revise its plans to ramp photovoltaic module production up to 1.5 GW, due to weak market demand, particularly in Europe. A spokesperson has provided pv magazine with an update.

Kyocera sees solar decline on back of falling demand

Kyocera photovoltaic site in Nedo.

Announcing its 1H 2012 financial results, Japanese electronics giant Kyocera said that sales in its solar energy business decreased, due to a fall in demand in Europe and a decline in product prices worldwide, combined with the...

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UK set to introduce nuclear subsidies

The Wylfa nuclear power station on the isalnd of Anglesey, north Wales.

With the U.K. government shortly set to present an Energy Bill before Parliament, which makes little mention of the contribution to be made by photovoltaics, a spokesman for coalition governing partners the Liberal Democrats...

Germany: PV FITs to fall 2.5% following nearly 1 GW of new installs

Germany solar photovoltaic plant

Newly installed photovoltaics in Germany amounted to nearly one GW in September, and 1.85 GW between July and September. Consequently, it is now clear that the feed-in tariffs (FITs) will be reduced by 2.5% a month for the next...

EDF completes first phase of 143 MWp PV project

First Solat thin film photovoltaic modules

EDF Renewable Energy has completed the first phase of its 143 MWp photovoltaic project, located in Kern County, California. Situated next to the 140 MW Pacific Wind project, also executed by EDF, the two plants will become one of...

Chile: Sky Solar breaks ground on 18 MW PV project

Sky Solar photovoltaic plant

China-based Sky Solar has received governmental go ahead to construct an 18 MW photovoltaic plant in Chile. In a ceremony held last week in Chile’s northern Arica y Parinacota, the National Assets Ministry approved the land for...

Singulus announces job cuts in solar sector

Singulus HQ

Singulus Technologies has announced it will reduce its solar workforce in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany, by 40% by the end of 2012, on the back of a market decline for silicon solar cells. The company will expand its thin film...

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