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Sharp says it won't exit solar business

The head of Sharp Corp.'s energy business on Monday told reporters in Japan the company would not "quit or sell" its solar business, but would instead return to profit.

Centrotherm out of insolvency

Centrotherm HQ

Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG has received a new lease on life after a German court approved the company’s debt-for-equity plan, which will save some 900 jobs.

Proposals totaling 166 MW submitted to Uruguay’s PV call for tender

Uruguayan PV plant Salto

Projects totaling 166 MW have been submitted just a few days after the opening of Uruguay’s photovoltaic call for tender. The program for large-scale projects has a cap of 200 MW of photovoltaic at a maximal price of US$91.50 MWh.

Trina Solar equips Prosolia’s 10.5 MW UK projects [updated]

Trina Solar PV module production

Trina Solar Limited has provided Spanish PV group Prosolia Energía with 10.5 MW of PV modules for two projects in the U.K. as the two companies look to continue their collaboration.

First class solar plan for Japanese postal service

A Japanese solar rooftop array.

The Japanese postal service has announced it will join the 'Abenomic' revolution by installing solar PV on the rooftops of 286 post offices across the nation.

AFASE starts petition against import duties; EU ProSun responds [updated]

The Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE) is now gathering signatures against the impending EU anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar modules. This petition is a last minute attempt to stop the penalties. EU ProSun has now...

Taipei benefits from China-EU standoff


Tie up between Neo Solar and DelSolar makes new company the second largest cell and module manufacturer in the world as prices and shipment levels rise thanks to the EU-China trade wrangle.

Despite falling FITs: GP Joule focuses on France

GP Joule plant at Pompogne.

German renewables company GP Joule announces intent to build more than 100 MW of new solar capacity in southern France.

US PV demand to grow 20% to 4.3 GW in 2013

PV demand in the U.S. is expected to grow significantly this year, reaching a record high of 4.3 GW. Strong contributions from utility-based projects and renewable portfolio standards are expected to drive U.S. PV demand to more...

Empower Energies appoints Jigar Shah to Board of Directors

Empower Energies, U.S-based renewable portfolio solution provider, has appointed Jigar Shah, the founder of SunEdison and the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, as one of its Board of Directors.

SolarWorld CEO proposes multi million euro lifeline for the company

photo solarworld CEO

Frank Asbeck, CEO and founder of SolarWorld AG, has proposed to invest a double-digit-million euro amount to help his debt-ridden company survive its difficult financial situation, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Google invests $10m in South African solar project

A South African PV rooftop.

Google director Rick Needham has revealed the search engine giant has invested ZAR103 million (US$10 million) in the Jasper Power Project.

Ontario to remove domestic content requirement from FIT program

solar park ontario

Following the failure of an appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) decision against the domestic content requirement of its renewable energy FIT scheme, the Ontario Energy Department has announced plans to remove the...

New Jersey approves $446 million solar plan

solar rooftop installation

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

LDK Solar

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

image solar installers

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...

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