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Canada issues ruling on anti-dumping case, final duties set

Solar PV plant in Canada.

Following an investigation into Chinese companies importing solar PV products into Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has ruled that dumping and subsidizing has taken place and, while this has not caused...

India: Retroactive solar cut rejected

A solar park in India.

A retroactive cut to the rate paid to solar power generators has been rejected, in India’s leading solar state Gujarat.

Japan: government approves 19 GW in non-residential PV

In figures released today, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has indicated that it approved almost 19 GW of commercial rooftop or ground mounted solar installations between July 2012 and April 2013.

Malta cancels EUR5.5 million commercial rooftop scheme

A photo of historic Valetta.

The government from the small Mediterranean country of Malta has cancelled a EUR5.5 million program aimed at encouraging commercial or industrial rooftop solar installations.

Inman Solar keeps Georgia on its mind

Atlanta, Georgia

Local solar companies are seeing growing opportunities in the U.S. state Georgia following a ruling forcing utility Georgia Power to add 525 MW of additional solar generation. Inman Solar has four 1 MW projects in the works.

VC funding remains downstream

A graph of VC funding.

The latest report into venture capital (VC) investment in the photovoltaic industry has indicated investments slightly improving, however remaining at a low level.

Armstrong invests $30 million in Southeast Asian solar projects

Symbior 1 MW plant Thailand

Singapore asset management firm Armstrong is teaming up with Thai developer Annex Power on a number of solar and other renewable energy projects throughout Southeast Asia.

Solar PV power output in Italy hits unprecedented high

Italy, solar rooftop

Solar PV scored an unprecedented amount of electricity output, increasing its contribution to Italy's energy mix to 7.3% of the total electricity demand in the first seven months of the year.

Two solar farms to go up in Australian Capital Territory

Following a government auction, two utility-scale solar plants are set to be built in the territory, providing a combined capacity of 23 MW.

Delhi to introduce net metering


Solar supporters are applauding the decision of the Delhi government to introduce a net metering system that will reward solar producers on a monthly basis.

US government to hold auction for solar projects in Colorado

San Luis Valley, Colorado

The U.S. government's Bureau of Land Management is launching its first Solar Energy Zone auction this fall -- part of the Obama administration's push to increase renewable energy development on federal lands.

REC sees boost in Japan but US business in danger due to trade dispute

REC image Moses Lake facility

While Japan is becoming increasingly important for REC's solar panel division, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China is endangering the group's polysilicon business in Washington.

Chile's Atacama region proves major attraction for developers

Atacama, Chile

Chilean officials say the high interest for solar energy development confirms excellent solar radiation conditions in the region, which looks set to add seven major new projects totalling 658 MW.

Orkney hosts UK's first 2 MW energy storage trial

Orkney Island, Scotland

The Scottish islands are to host a 2 MW lithium-ion battery storage trial after a lengthy previous test in Nagasaki, Japan.

Canadian Solar announces $50 million stock offering

Canadian Solar

Vertically integrated solar manufacturer Canadian Solar company plans to raise up to US$50 million through share sale.

Positive signals from Trina, Yingli and Jinko Solar

Trina Solar PV module production

Analysts from IHS see the second quarter of 2013 as a turning point. Leading Chinese PV manufacturers have posted very positive quarterly figures and markedly improved prospects. The recovery is not expected to be short lived.

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