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Shunfeng's H1 net profit slumps 68% YOY due to curtailment and delayed tariffs

Solar installation, SFCE.

Despite increasing gross profit by 114% and revenue 30.9% year-on-year, China's SFCE suffered from widespread grid curtailment of its solar power plants, as well as delayed tariff subsidies.

Kyocera sues Hanwha Q CELLS Japan over patent infringement

Kyocera fab, Japan.

The Japanese company files lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan for alleged patent infringement of its three-busbar solar cell technology.

Zimbabwe plans 300 MW solar PV project

Harare, Zimbabwe.

The African nation's power minister reveals details of $250 million plan, which will consist of three separate projects open to tender.

EU reaches deal on Germany EEG reform, awards EUR 1bn climate change funding

The European Commission, Brussels.

The European Commission says Germany has agreed some key changes to the legislation outlined in its energy transformation plans.

UK solar companies win High Court FIT compensation claim

Rooftop solar installation, U.K.

Court rules in favor of compensation claim for 14 companies aggrieved at government changes to the feed-in tariff introduced in 2011.

British Gas ignites PV ambitions with $100 million UK investment

Rooftop PV installation, U.K.

The UK's largest utility will partner with Gen Community to deliver solar panels to local government sites across the country.

India update: New committee for 7.5 GW PV project, Andhra Pradesh eyes 300 MW plant

Ladakh, India.

Three of India's largest states have pushed forward plans to meet their PV installation targets, including bringing the 7.5 GW project in Jammu and Kashmir one step closer.

Apple to expand solar development in North Carolina

Apple headquarters, Cupertino, California

The electronics giant is set to build its third solar farm in the U.S. state after winning approval for its plan to erect a 17.5 MW plant.

Trina signs biggest supply deal so far this year

Trina PV module production

The Chinese group will provide 200 MW of modules for Zonergy's downstream projects in several provinces in China. The two companies may build a long-term partnership.

Nations discuss lifting tariffs on environmental goods

Costa Rican tree frog

Trade representatives of 14 governments, including Costa Rica, the U.S., the EU, Australia, Japan and China are working to make environmental goods cheaper and more accessible to people around the globe.

Solar-Fabrik AG takes over Centrosolar fab in Germany

Solar-Fabrik headquarters Freiburg, Germany

As part of an asset deal, the Freiburg-based solar company will take over 143 employees, the current inventory and the right to manufacture all of Centrosolar's original module types.

juwi builds agricultural solar park in Southern France

juwi's 25 MW agricultural solar farm in Ortaffa, France

The 25 MW ecological flagship project -- the biggest solar park juwi has ever constructed in France -- supports local wine growers, bee-keeper and sheep farmers.

First Solar, Solaire, Princeton Power pick up Intersolar awards

CALSEIA Executive Director Bernadette del Chiaro

California "is and will remain the leader in renewables, trying to make a sustainable world," said Michael R. Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, as he accepted the Intersolar Award for helping to...

Mosaic launches solar loan, O&M service

A house with solar.

Solar crowdfunder Mosaic has launched a solar loan coupled with operations and maintenance (O&M) for residential PV arrays. The new product is being offered in partnership with microinverter manufacturer Enphase Energy.

GT to begin offering Merlin metallization technology in 2015

Merlin cell

GT Advanced Technologies has revealed further details of its Merlin metallization and interconnection technology at the Intersolar North America trade show, including a timeframe to offer the solution to customers in early 2015.

Corporate funding in global solar sector reaches $6.3 billion in second quarter

Great Glemham project, Suffolk, England

Solar funding in the period included $432 Million in venture capital and $1.3 billion in third-party funds, according to a new report by Mercom Capital Group.

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