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Energy Union: Germany, Norway to link grids

ABB map of Norwegian, German power grid interconnection

The NordLink project will be Europe's longest HVDC power grid interconnection, enabling the transmission of 1.4 GW of renewable energy. ABB has won the $900 million order to connect the nations' grids.

New Jersey approves $446 million solar plan

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New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved on Wednesday a US$446 million solar program.

LDK Silicon's lenders hold fate of the debt-saddled group

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Debt-stricken polysilicon, wafer and module manufacturer LDK Solar could be set for more tough talks with lenders after admitting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will breach the terms of a June 2011...

After a month of knee-jerk trading, investors and analysts await EU tariff decision

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In May, the New York solar equities market took a page from the parable, "The Emperor’s New Clothes." While investors reacted swiftly to favorable company reports - propelling those stocks prices higher (as in the case of JA...

Lux Research expects a healthy and profitable return of solar industry

Due to converging supply and demand, the solar industry is all set for a quick rebound. According to the new findings released by Lux Research, the global module capacity will fall to about 58 GW in 2015 and module margins will...

Hanwha SolarOne narrows first quarter net loss as shipments rise

Hanwha SolarOne factory

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. narrowed its net loss in the first quarter as higher shipments boosted overall revenue.

Wafer squeeze a result of EU tariffs

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While the politics surrounding the EU tariffs on Chinese photovoltaic modules continues to play out, possible effects of the tariffs are beginning to emerge. Manufacturers in Taiwan look set to benefit, but whether European cell...

Japan's solar installations surge in first quarter

Information and analytics provider IHS Inc. has released a new report that shows a total installed PV capacity of 1.5 GW in Japan in the first quarter of 2013. The strong growth is expected to carry on throughout 2013.

Yingli losses more than double in first quarter

Yingli solar PV production China

Yingli Green Energy’s net loss more than doubled in the first quarter of the year to CNY 611.8 million ($98.5 million, €75.6 million) as PV module shipments declined, resulting in a 15% drop in revenue to CNY 2.68 billion ($431.4...

In U.S., mid-size project momentum "puts solar where the sun doesn't shine"

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Momentum for municipal/mid-size solar installations is growing in the United States, says NPD Solarbuzz. The research firm's analysts announced on Wednesday that solar projects in the range from 100 kW to 2 MW account for over...

Trina Solar's first quarter results: domestic sales down

Photovoltaic module manufacturer Trina Solar Limited has announced their first quarter results for 2013. Module shipments saw a sequential decrease and Europe continued to bring the largest revenue slice for Trina Solar....

Isofotón to file for restructuring proceedings following $96 million lawsuit

Isofotón HQ in Málaga, Spain

Hit by unexpected liabilities related to its former management, including a $96 million lawsuit by U.S. polysilicon producer Hemlock, government demands to return subsidies and a refusal by banks to refinance its growing debt,...

Photovoltaic storage still not competitive in Germany

From a cost perspective it does not really matter whether wind and photovoltaic systems are probably better erected where it is particularly inexpensive to generate electricity, or instead where the electricity is actually...

Sunways: "Business operations back to normal"

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LDK subsidiary Sunways aims to prevent insolvency proceedings, as the company announced today (Wednesday) that business operations are back to normal.

China Merchants to build 300 MW project in home market

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China Merchants New Energy Group has signed a deal with the Chinese city of Xingtai to build 300 MW of solar projects.

[UPDATE] Greentech plans to invest in the U.S.

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Greentech Energy Systems A/S plans to invest in the United States, as business in Europe remains low.

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