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Louisiana's largest utility puts the brakes on solar

Entergy Louisiana reports that it has exceeded a cap on net metered solar, and will halt the program. This will sharply impact the 10th-largest residential market in the United States.

Hanwha SolarOne supplies 50 MW of modules to China's Huaneng Group

Hanwha SolarOne module factory.

Two Chinese PV projects, totaling 30 MW and 20 MW respectively, have received Hanwha SolarOne modules.

SolarMax to supply inverters for 61.4 MW PV projects in UK

House of Commons, London.

The Swiss manufacturer installs 127 of its central inverters in five large-scale solar projects in the London area.

Czech police raid state utility CEZ in connection with PV sector investments

Prague, Czech Republic

Police are reportedly investigating the energy giant's activities in the country's PV solar sector. CEZ's 2010 acquisition of a large-scale PV plant also attracted attention from authorities, according to media reports.

Concentrated PV solar set to boom

IHS CPV graph

After years of slow progress, concentrated PV solar is gaining momentum and installations will grow at double-digit percentages annually through 2020, according to a new IHS report.

AFASE dissolves, merges with SETI

SETI Alliance graphic

The organization that spearheaded opposition to the EU's anti-dumping case against Chinese PV manufacturers is joining the SETI Alliance following resolution of the trade dispute.

US solar market in the spotlight

San Diego, California

Greentech Media's solar conference in San Diego, California, examines the latest financial, technological and political devleopments in the fast-growing U.S. market.

Quercus invests in 27.7 MW PV project in Wales

Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Costing close to $40 million, the project acquired from Good Energy will become one of the U.K.'s largest PV plants once complete.

Second-largest ever quarter for US PV industry

Rooftop installation, U.S.

The third quarter of 2013 saw the U.S. install 930 MW of PV capacity, according to a joint report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research.

EU importers must check origins of solar products

Shipping containers.

German law firm Rödl & Partner has pointed out importers will be liable to pay duties on any Chinese-made mislabelled solar products. The warning follows last week's definitive EU verdict.

Trina Solar welcomes EU move

Jifan Gao.

Chinese module maker Trina welcomes the EU anti dumping and anti subsidy decision. Trina is one of the signatories to the deal thrashed out by Karel de Gucht.

Heraeus ramps up Singapore paste production

Heraeus silver paste.

A newswire story reporting the development quotes an Heraeus VP talking of Singapore's 'lean management' benefits. The report claims Heraeus' Hanau unit will focus on technical service and operations.

Canadian Solar lands 8.7 MW module order

Durango, Mexico.

The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.

EDF enters Indian solar market

Madhya Pradesh, India.

French electricity utility EDF's renewables arm has signed a JV with Indian solar company Acme. The Acme Solar JV is aiming to develop an initial portfolio of 200 MW in the country.

Leading academics gather to explore UK's solar future potential

Imperial College London building.

The three-year, $1.5 million research project brings together scientists from Loughborough University, Imperial College London and Aerial mapping company Bluesky to assess the U.K.'s PV potential.

S.A.G. Solarstrom's credit rating suspended

S.A.G. Solarstrom, in Freiburg.

The German developer has had its BB+ credit rating suspended. The move comes after Friday's loss of a major project development contract.

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