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India's ideal solar roadmap could add 145 GW of PV within decade, says report

Solar PV installation, India.

Bridge to India and Tata Power Solar's joint report suggests that the best-case scenario for India's solar sector could boost PV capacity by more than 140 GW.


EUR 500m clean energy fund over-subscribed

Solar park, England.

The Clean Energy Fund II, overseen by Glennmont Partners, successfully closed after raising EUR 50m more than its target.


Scatec Solar and Norfund partner on PV projects in developing countries

Scatec Solar PV installation.

The Norwegian solar company will jointly invest in solar power projects to be developed in all countries where Norfund has a mandate for action.


HelioSage Energy sells 60 MW-AC North Carolina PV portfolio

Solar installation, North Carolina.

U.S. utility scale developer has offloaded 12 ground-mount, development-stage solar projects via a round of PPAs with local power agencies.


Utility scale projects boosting Japan's domestic solar sector

The 82 MW Marubeni PV installation.

Figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association show local shipments rose to almost 1.9 GW for first quarter of the financial year.


Xiaofeng Peng resigns from LDK Solar

LDK solar HQ.

Former chairman, founder and director hands in resignation ahead of commencement of restructuring proceedings for the troubled Chinese solar company.


Shunfeng to buy SAG Solarstrom, announces name change

Suntech solar modules.

The Chinese solar group, which is to rebrand as Shunfeng International Clean Energy, will acquire the German company for $85 million.


pv magazine weekly news round-up: Aug 22-29

Solar installation, Chile.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


SolarWorld module shipments reach record levels

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck.

Company CEO Frank Asbeck confirms August and July to be best months ever for German company’s shipment volumes.


Australia: Solar costs could rise 50% if RET cut

Commercial installation, Australia.

Householders could be hit with increased system costs if Australia's government winds back the Renewable Energy Target.


Sonnedix closes financing on inaugural Japanese PV project

Japan flag.

The global solar power developer has secured financing for two solar PV plants totaling 4.5 MW in Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture.


SPI Solar subsidiary seals 30 MW China deal

Solar PV installation, China.

Xinyu Xinwei New Energy will engineer, procure and construct a 30 MW solar PV plant in Zhongwei City, China.


Rising silicon prices lift GCL-Poly back into the black

Polysilicon production facility, GCL.

First half financial results reveal a 52% sales increase on the back of a 16% rise in polysilicon spot prices.


US fund backs $480m Myanmar solar project

Obama and Thein Sein.

ACO Investment Group will collaborate with Myanmar's Ministry of Electric Power to construct two 150 MW solar plants by 2016.


Suniva strikes financing deal with Technology Credit Corporation

Suniva installation.

Partnership offers solar PV financing solutions to small and medium commercial businesses in the U.S.


Hanwha SolarOne cuts second-quarter loss, boosts module shipments

Isle of Wight Wellow 5 MW PV installation

Japan accounted for 53% of the company's module shipments in the quarter. The U.S. became its second-largest market, reversing positions with the U.K.


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