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REC Solar expands footprint in Hawaii to 27 MW

REC Solar's 14.53 MW KIUC Anahola project, Hawaii

REC Solar has completed six new solar projects for Dole Plantation and W.M. Keck Observatory. In June, it began construction of a 14.53 MW project that is on track to be the largest PV system in Hawaii when completed.

SolarWorld vows to fight PV trade case loophole

SolarWorld Hillsboro

If the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) declines to impose tariffs on photovoltaic modules made in China using cells manufactured in third countries, SolarWorld has said it will "immediately" seek separate action.

Chile launches online tool to study solar availability

Chile 1.4MW Saferay solar photovoltaic plant

A new online tool that permits solar energy developers to precisely explore the availability of solar resources for the entire territory of continental Chile has been launched by Chile’s Ministry of Energy, and the Faculty of...

Suntech CFO resigns

Suntech HQ Wuxi China

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd interim CFO has resigned from her post. Anlin Ting-Mason will stay on as CFO of Suntech America, however.

Record Q4 PV inverter shipments predicted; China to overtake Germany

Conery solar photovoltaic inverter

Global photovoltaic inverter shipments are expected to reach 8.6 GW in Q4 2012, thus representing the "largest final quarter ever recorded". Despite this, falling inverter prices are predicted to dampen revenues. Meanwhile, in...

US Commerce votes in favor of duties for Chinese PV manufacturers

US China flags

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) has concluded that Chinese manufacturers have sold solar cells in the U.S. at dumping margins. Meanwhile, in the CVD investigation, duties will be retroactively applied to all Chinese...

Hanwha given green light for Q.Cells takeover

Q.Cells HQ building Germany

The European Commission has officially approved Hanwha Group’s acquisition of Germany-based Q.Cells SE.

Solar leads Q3 clean energy investment

Solar photovoltaic modules

Overall, clean energy investments are said to be slipping and it is predicted that 2012 will see an annual drop in funds. On a positive note, however, solar energy is reaping the lion’s share of investment, compared to wind,...

Spanish PV manufacturer Yohkon Energía files for voluntary bankruptcy

Yohkon Energía solar photovoltaic panel

Spanish photovoltaic module manufacturer Yohkon Energía from the north-western Castile and León autonomous community has initiated voluntary bankruptcy proceedings in front of Commercial Court number 1 of Valladolid.

UBS Investment Bank to help Suntech with debt troubles

Suntech HQ Wuxi China

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd has taken UBS Investment Bank onboard to help with its debt. According to media reports, however, analysts are skeptical.

Indian solar manufacturers ask for anti-dumping duties of up to 200%

India Gujarat solar photovoltaic plant

Media has reported that India is expected to launch an anti-dumping investigation into imports of photovoltaic modules into the country. According to the Indian Ministry of Commerce, the India’s solar manufactures have called for...

Russia plans solar auction

Russian flag

Russia is gearing up to introduce its first solar support program. While the details have still to be worked out, it is expected that an auction system will be employed in Q2 2013.

Switch flicked on Australia’s first utility-scale PV plant

A 10 MW photovoltaic power plant has begun feeding electricity into the grid, near the city of Geraldton in Western Australia (WA). While not on the scale of solar parks under construction in the U.S. or already in place in...

EPIA interview: PV is already providing energy solutions

EPIA Reinhold Buttgereit

By 2030, photovoltaics will be a mainstay of the European electricity market. Against a backdrop of falling prices, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) anticipates a photovoltaics market share of 15 to 25%. In...

Centrotherm announces management changes

Centrotherm HQ branding

As part of its ongoing reorganization process, centrotherm photovoltaics AG has announced a number of management and supervisory board changes. Of particular note, Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO), Jan von Schuckmann will...

China 2012: 5 GW of PV installations predicted

Suntech Chinese solar photovoltaic module product manufacturing facility

The latest figures from IMS Research indicate that China will see newly installed photovoltaic capacity reach 5 GW by the end of 2012. While the market has seen a slow start, it predicts an enormous end of year surge.

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