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Germany registered 101 MW of new solar PV in May

Solar PV plant in Germany.

Installation slowdown means that the FIT will be cut by just 0.25% across Q3 owing to cumulative capacity additions coming be below the government corridor of 2.4-2.6 GW.

Croatia announces drastic FIT cuts

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The Croatian government has drastically lowered the country’s renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FITs). The period for which they are paid, however, has been extended.

EC calls for more RE trading; looking to set 2030 targets

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The European Commission (EC) has said that member states should increase the use of renewable energy (RE) trading. It has also called for a more coordinated approach to support schemes. For RE growth beyond 2020, it has further...

Talesun to install 900 MW PV in China

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Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer, Zhongli Talesun has signed an agreement with China’s Qinghai government to install 900 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaics over a period of six years.

Solar trade case will go to Europe

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According to industry analysts at Jefferies, the anti-dumping and countervailing duty trade case will move to Europe this month.

Employees want to take First Solar over

First Solar Frankfurt Oder facilities

Part of First Solar Inc.'s German workforce has said it wants to continue producing the manufacturer’s photovoltaic thin film modules, according to media reports. However, in the future they will only make modules for small...

Solarhybrid insolvency proceedings open

Solarhybrid Germany solar photovoltaic park Fürstenwalde

The insolvency process has begun for Germany’s Solarhybrid AG.

Spain: Solaria to develop 60 MW PV plant sans FITs

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Solaria Energía y Medio Ambiente, S.A. has begun work on a 60 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Spain. It will not receive a feed-in tariff (FIT).

JA Solar emerges relatively unscathed from Q1

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Chinese photovoltaic module manufacturer, JA Solar has posted comparatively positive first quarter (Q1) 2012 financial results compared to many of its industry counterparts. In particular, its shipments were strong.

Hanergy will acquire Solibro

Solibro CIGS thin film photovoltaic

Following media speculation over the past couple of days, Q.Cells SE has today announced that Hanergy Holding Group Limited will acquire the German manufacturer’s thin film subsidiary, Solibro. The financial details have not been...

Panasonic ramps up Li-ion battery production

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Panasonic Corporation will begin mass production of its lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery system, which has been developed for European residential homes kitted out with solar.

Nanosolar secures funds for expansion

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Nanosolar Inc. has secured US$70 million in new capital, which it will use to boost the company’s business activities going forward.

Konarka files for bankruptcy

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Organic solar film manufacturer, Konarka Technologies, Inc. is the latest solar company to file for bankruptcy protection under chapter 7 of the U.S. Federal bankruptcy laws.

LDK Solar announces 600 MW of PV projects in China

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LDK Solar Co., Ltd has signed three multi-year EPC contracts under which it will install three photovoltaic projects in the Gansu province of China worth a total of 600 megawatts (MW).

Ghana to see 50 MW PV plant installed

Ghana solar photovoltaic installation

Siginik Energy Ltd has signed a power purchase agreement with the Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd (ECG) to install a 50 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted photovoltaic plant in Ghana.

SolarWorld announces job cuts

Solar World solar photovoltaic module production

SolarWorld AG is expected to shed around ten percent of its 3,300 strong workforce, according to reports. Chinese "dumping" prices have been cited as a key reason.

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