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SunEdison offloads 425 MW Indian solar assets to TerraForm, pays down margin loan

SunEdison power plant.

Yieldco drop-down seen as strategic move designed to boost the U.S. company's flagging balance sheet; move unlikely to trigger wholesale withdrawal from the growing Indian market.

China Sunergy begins manufacturing in Turkey

A China Sunergy building.

Chinese solar module and cell manufacturer China Sunergy is set to start production in Turkey this month with a 150 MW module production line at its new plant in Istanbul's Trade Free Zone, developed with domestic manufacturer...

Andhra Pradesh aiming for 1 GW of solar projects

A solar scheme in India.

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has invited applications from photovoltaic developers keen to enter the bidding process which it is hoped will see 1 GW of solar capacity installed.

UK solar centre of excellence launched

A solar project in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

UK trade body the Solar Trade Association (STA) has been closely involved with the development of a national solar centre of excellence by consultants BRE, which was launched this week.

Largest solar array in northeast Wisconsin is installed

KI's solar rooftop array.

The largest rooftop solar array in northeastern Wisconsin, in the U.S., has been installed in Green Bay by furniture and movable wall company KI.

WFES 2013 shines in the light of politics

For the sixth time, top politicians from all over the world met in Abu Dhabi from 15th to 17th January for the World Future Energy Summit.

Heliatek announces world record for organic cell

Heliatek GmbH has announced a record breaking 12% cell efficiency for its organic solar cells. The world record has been accredited by testing facility SGS.

7.5MW solar power plant for water treatment

A 7.5 MW solar power plant has been developed by SunPower Corp at Phoenix's Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant. The installation is expected to generate 70% of the plant's energy needs.

California: Net-metering works

A study commissioned by the Vote Solar Initiative has found that net-metered rooftop solar has the ability to provide more than US$92 million in annual benefits to ratepayers of California's three investor-owned utilities.

Tough first quarter, but prices to stabilize in 2Q2013

IHS reports that a surge in demand was seen in the final quarter of 2012 for PV modules, despite 3Q 2012 having had low factory utilization rates across the PV supply chain. The first quarter will be tough but thereafter, a...

SiC Processing GmbH preliminary assessment

After the filing for approval of protective shield proceedings on 18 December 2012 the SiC Processing management estimates that after a preliminary assessment that the quota for recovery, if any, of unsecured creditors will be...

Saudi Arabia: Offgrid plant to be powered by ReneSola

ReneSola has been awarded its first Middle East contract by Taibah University in Medina, Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia.

IRENA general assembly 2013

"Despite the global economic crisis, 2012 has been a good year for the development of renewable energies," declared Adnan Z. Ameen, Director-General of the International Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sunday.

Arizona's Mesquite Solar complex goes online

Sempra Generation's Mesquite Solar 1 photovoltaic project.

The 150 MW first phase of Sempra Generation's Mesquite Solar 1 project in Arizona has gone online to supply enough solar energy to power around 30,000 homes.

Huge consolidation in upstream solar predicted for 2013

A solar array in Chile.

Market research consultant IHS iSuppli has offered a characteristically brutal prediction of the consolidation it expects in the global upstream solar market this year.

Brokers take a shine to Chinese solar manufacturers

Trina Solar photovoltaic production.

With news of the global polysilicon market full of doom and gloom for the past couple of years, the turn of 2013 has seen stock market investors starting to take a shine to Chinese solar firms.

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