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SMA: Net loss grows in first nine months amidst declining orders

SMA inverter production

The leading inverter manufacturer attributed declining sales to project delays in key foreign markets and a sharp drop in European demand due to lower subsidies.

Reuters: Germany will not cut FITS on July 1

German solar photovoltaic park by Conergy, with sand and lovely blue sky

Germany’s photovoltaic industry suffered a clear break down in the first half of the year. However, Reuters has reported that significantly less than one gigawatt (GW) of new capacity was installed between March and May, meaning...

Italy dumps nuclear; renewable energy stocks rise

Q-Cells Photovoltaic plant in Basilicata, Italy

Italy has voted against nuclear, prompting the country's renewable energy stocks to soar.

LDK and Sunways to join forces?

LDK Solar HQ building

Following the announcement that LDK Solar is looking to strengthen its presence in the German photovoltaic market, it has been rumored that the Chinese company may partner up with Sunways AG.

Australian Greens hopeful of positive roundtable discussions

Canberra's Parliament house

A government and industry roundtable on issues facing the Australian solar industry has been scheduled for July 8 in the capital city Canberra.

Dyesol takes research to Japan and creates "solar steel" in Wales

Some of the Tata Steel researchers with their newly developed product.

Australia-based dye sensitized photovoltaic developer Dyesol has been awarded a prestigious Japanese research grant and announced the creation of world’s largest dye sensitized steel based module, in partnership with Tata Steel...

Phoenix Solar undertakes 15.9 MW Thai PV project

Bangkok's central district

Phoenix Solar AG’s Singaporean subsidiary, Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd has signed a contract with Solarta Co Ltd for the construction of two photovoltaic power plants worth 15.9 megawatts (MW) in Thailand.

Report: Public Prosecutor's office investigating Conergy

A picture of a Conergy solar installation in Germany.

According to a report in the daily newspaper "Handelsblatt", the public prosecutor’s office in Hamburg has set its sights on eight former managers of the Hamburg photovoltaic company.

Samsung announces increased solar focus

Samsung solar photovoltaic modules with "Samsung takes on the solar challenge" slogan

Samsung has said that it plans to invest USD$5.5 billion in the development of solar technology and production by 2020.

One stop PV thin film coating moves one step closer

Photo of thin film photovoltaic roofing shingles.

German research institute deposits CIG cells simultaneously on micrometer thin polymer film, without compromising photovoltaic efficiency.

Solyndra completes 3 MW rooftop PV system in Belgium

Belgium 3MW solar photovoltaic project with Solyndra panels

Solyndra International AG has announced the completion of a three megawatt (MW) rooftop photovoltaic system in Belgium. It is said to be the company’s largest project to date.

Bosch realizes 5 MW UK solar park

Construction gets underway on Bosch's 5 MW solar photovoltaic park in UK

On the same day as it was announced that the country will significantly slash its solar incentives from August 1, Bosch Solar Energy AG reports that it has completed work on one of the UK’s biggest photovoltaic parks.

India: Details emerge as to T-Solar and Astonfield’s solar partnership

Two executives stand in front of solar panels.

A strategy to develop 200 megawatts (MW) of installed photovoltaic capacity in India in the next two to four years has become clear in an ongoing European-Indian solar partnership.

India looks set to dominate at Intersolar Europe

Intersolar 2010 crowd shot at registration desks in Munich

The 20th Intersolar Europe has opened its doors today in Munich. While the trade show floors are still quite empty, word on the street is that, spurred on by China’s progress, India is getting ready to significantly ramp up its...

Conergy boss struck by lightening

Lightening against a purple background

Conergy’s CFO, Sebastian Biedenkopf has had a lucky escape after being struck by lightening.

Australia: Government backtrack pleases solar groups

Solar protests in Sydney.

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state government has decided against cutting the solar rebate after weeks of campaigning by members of the country’s solar industry.

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