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LDK finally exits insolvency

LDK Solar headquarters.

Chinese manufacturer will exit proceedings on April 21. The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands this week unshackled the last restrictions on the reorganized solar giant.

Belectric extends credit line

Germany 67.8 MW Solar PV project

Germany's Belectric has managed to increase its credit facility by 30%, which will allow it to better respond to new growth markets.

Hanwha SolarOne equips 5 MWp PV park in India

Hanwha SolarOne modules shipping

Korean module provider Hanwha SolarOne has provided more than 20,000 modules to equip construction of a PV park project in southeastern India.

Lark Energy to build 100 MW of solar PV farms in the U.K.

Lark Energy 34 MW farm Leicestershire

Lark Energy has secured planning permission for 100 MW of solar parks in the U.K. The company, which will take the lead role in the engineering, procurement and construction of most of the sites, recently completed the...

Siemens to close down its solar division

Siemens Munich HQ

Siemens will shut down its solar division after failing to find a buyer for the unit, which has been on the block since October.

Almost 9 GW of projects submitted for licensing in Turkey

Izmir, Turkey

The first licensing round for PV projects larger than 1 MW in Turkey has been exceeded by almost 15 times. Nearly 500 applications with a total 8.9 GW were handed in between June 10 and 14.

Kyocera to develop 30 MW solar projects across Japan

Kyocera Yasu facility

Kyocera has signed a major contract to supply and construct 30 MW of solar installations throughout Japan.

SolarWorld possibly saved by Qatar-based subsidiary

SolarWorld factory in Freiberg, Saxony

Qatar Solar Technologies looks set to rescue SolarWorld with a €35 million investment, making it a 30% shareholder in the financially troubled German company.

Turkey: over 3 GW of projects submitted for licensing


More than five times the initial quota of larger photovoltaic projects to be developed under Turkey’s FIT program has been submitted to the relevant regulatory authority. No foreign developers have been listed as applicants to be...

Yingli to develop 3 GW of PV plants in China

A silicon factory in China.

Chinese solar manufacturer Yingli has announced a deal to develop photovoltaic power plants in Yunnan province of Southern China, with a combined capacity of 3 GW.

Conergy completes 4.5 MW solar park in France

The Conergy installation in France.

Conergy, the German-based solar solution and service provider, announces today that it has realized a solar park for the investor UEM, the local grid operator and energy provider. The total installed capacity of the project is...

Centrotherm loses order from Algeria

The Centrotherm building.

Only two weeks after termination of its insolvency proceedings Centrotherm has lost a large order from Algeria. Thus a project worth millions has escaped the manufacturer of photovoltaic systems and equipment.

China Sunergy ships from new Turkey facility

Women working at the CSUN fab. Photographers look on.

Only days after officially opening its new Turkish plant, China Sunergy (CSUN) has announced that it has commenced shipments. The production facility will have a capacity of 300 MW in modules and 100 MW of photovoltaic cells,...

Conergy lights up schools in New Mexico

Conergy corporate logo

Two high schools in the U.S. state of New Mexico will soon be running on solar power thanks to German PV group Conergy, which is installing PV plants with a combined output of 1.2 MW at the school campuses that will cover 80% of...

China's STGCON saves Germany's Asola Solarpower

Asolar SOlarpower HQ Erfurt

Chinese electronics group STGCON has agreed to take over insolvent German PV module manufacturer Asola Solarpower GmbH.

Kuwait opens bidding for first phase of 2 GW clean energy park

Kuwait City

Kuwait is looking to build a 2 GW renewable energy park by 2030. The country has started to accept bid proposals for the first phase of the ambitious project, which will initially generate 70 MW.

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