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Canadian Solar back into profit

Canadian Solar CEO Shawn Qu.

Positive figures reveal refocus onto downstream business slipped back for Chinese solar company. But Canadian Solar releases a positive outlook for 2014, including for its 'total solutions' business.

CPS Energy to launch massive, 400 MW solar project in San Antonio

A picture of the San Antonio river in the city.

There’s an old saying that everything is bigger in Texas—and San Antonio is no exception. Now, the city’s utility, CPS Energy, is about to sign a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with OCI Solar Power for up to 400 megawatts...

Schott Solar halts wafer manufacture

The SCHOTT Solar corporate image.

In what it says are efforts to realign its business away from upstream manufacturing, Schott Solar announced today that it will discontinue its wafer manufacturing processes. 290 jobs will be affected by the move.

JinkoSolar moves into France

A screenshot of the JinkSolar website.

Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced that it will open a French subsidiary. The new office will be located in Montpellier, which the company describes as being in France’s "sun belt".

US: A new pact in California to be unveiled

Governer Edmund G. Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will meet at Elk Grove, California on Friday to unveil a new agreement that seeks to boost clean energy jobs in the state.

No sign of "Solyndra effect"

A MiaSole PV array.

While some sections of the photovoltaic industry continue to bend under the weight of weak demand and oversupply, the latest figures show venture capital investment at new highs.

UAE: 1 GW solar project launched

A view of Dubai from a tall building.

In a country where development projects are often bold, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a solar park that, when completed, will be worth some 1,000 megawatts (MW).

Isofoton to commercialize “Ferrolinera” EV charging system

The Ferrolinera charging system.

Spanish photovoltaic provider Isofoton has reached an agreement to commercialize a photovoltaic electric vehicle (EV) charging system. The "Ferrolinera" EV charging stations will provide more than 1,000 EV charging points...

Germany: High of 3,000 MW in December alone

The annexing of PV systems in 2011 has been concluded to have been even higher than in record year 2010, says the German Federal Network Agency. In 2011, approximately 7,500 MW of PV installations were installed.

India: Solar developers in Gujarat get extension

Solar developers in Gujarat with projects under construction have been given a month's extension to complete their plants without losing their preferential payment rates. The deadline has been extended to January 28, 2012.

Small European markets on the rise

The European markets remain important for solar despite the financial uncertainty. Lux Research's Solar Demand Forecaster, a customizable platform for tracking IRR (internal rates of returns) and projecting future growth through...

Solar Millennium sale process begins

The liquidator of Solar Millennium AG, Volker Böhm, seeks an investor solution and aims to sell the projects as a package or individually to one or more investors.

UK: Government appeals High Court ruling

The government will appeal against the High Court ruling that the cuts made to the renewable feed-in tariffs (FITs) are indeed illegal.

India: Commissioning of 40 MW project in India

Adani Group has announced today that it has commissioned a 40 MW solar power project in the Kutch District in Gujarat. This is the largest to date in India.

CIGS Photovoltaics Markets-2012 report

NanoMarkets will be adding a new report to its January publication schedule. This is set to be released the last week of January. The report continues the firm's coverage of thin-film photovoltaics that dates back to 2005.

US-China trade dispute decision postponed

The U.S. Department of Commerce has postponed its preliminary decision on the PV trade dispute with China to February 13, 2012. The original deadline was January 12, 2012.

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