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22 MW Philippines solar park spurring local PV market

San Carlos City PV plant, Philippines.

Construction work at the largest solar park in the Philippines is making good progress, with a nationwide ripple effect expected.

Cost the key at GE’s new CdTe plant

The GE logo.

Executives from GE have faced journalists to answer questions regarding its new CdTe plant to be built in Colorado.

Resale of PV PPAs in India risky

India satellite image

According to new research, there is rising anxiety among photovoltaic project developers, who are looking to sell their power purchase agreements (PPAs) before even starting construction on their projects. The lack of experience...

India: First big ticket solar project goes online

India - 30 MW thin film solar photovoltaic project in Gujarat

Moser Baer has officially brought its 30 megawatt (MW) thin film solar power plant online in India’s Gujarat. Amongst much brouhaha about aggressive bidding, lack of bank financing and the feasibility of solar power in India, the...

US solar industry fights for Section 1603 subsidy extension

Rhone Resch, SEIA

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) this week urged the U.S. Congress to approve another one-year extension of the Section 1603 Treasury program, citing a newly released study, which found that a longer program would...

TSMC Solar progresses 300 MW CIGS fab

Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturer, TSMC, announced today that it has completed the "equipment move in" stage at its CIGS fab in Taichung, Taiwan.

Centrosolar reports positive Q3 EBIT, but reduces full year targets

Centrosolar HQ at night

Germany-based Centrosolar Group AG posted a positive third quarter (Q3) EBIT, but falling revenues. Overall, the company has revised its full year guidance downwards.

Suntech hits five GW milestone

A profile picture of Suntech CEO with a cool background, kind of blue coloured.

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer Suntech claims to be the first manufacturer to have produced five giawatts (GW) of solar modules that have been installed by customers and partners.

Singulus joins CIGS machinery market

A diagram of CIGS.

German solar machinery supplier, Singulus has entered the growing thin-film market with a new Copper-Indium-Selenium and Gallium and Sulphur (CIGS) thin-film solar cell processing system.

Solar cell manufacturer Arise Germany announces insolvency

Arise Germany's solar cells

Arise Technologies Deutschland GmbH (Arise Germany) has entered structured insolvency. Failure to secure adequate financing for the development of its solar plans was cited as the primary reason.

SunEdison secures USD300 million for North American funding

A photovoltaic installation by SunEdison.

In one of the largest non-recourse credit facilities issued for photovoltaic projects, Deutsche Bank and Rabobank will provide a USD300 million facility to SunEdison for projects in the U.S. and Canada.

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IMS Research: PV component profits set to fall

A graph of sharly falling profits for photovoltaic components.

In its latest analysis of the polysilicon, wafer, cell, module and inverter industries, IMS Research has found that photovoltaic profits are set to fall by 70 percent in the fourth quarter (Q4) 2011, in comparison to Q4 2010....

Conservation project launched at Europe’s biggest PV plant

Some brown, small, endangered horses feeding on bright green grasses.

A 13-year conservation-monitoring project has been launched at the FinowTower photovoltaic power plant site. Still under construction the plant, in Brandenburg, Germany, will be worth 84.5 megawatts on completion.

First Solar forms partnership in Chile

Some solar modules installed on a rooftop with snowy mountains in the background.

Thin-film module manufacturer First Solar will sign an agreement with developers in Chile today, in which it will agree to provide modules and engineering and procurement services for future projects in the country.

Phoenix Solar halves revenue and earnings outlook

First Solar modules on a Malay building.

In what may be a sign of things to come, photovoltaic system integrator Phoenix Solar has dramatically revised down its revenue and earnings outlook for 2011.

Q3 2011: Venture capital funding steady, mergers and acquisitions robust

In the latest report from clean energy consultants Mercom Capital Group, it has been revealed that solar continues to attract venture capital funding, while merger and acquisitions activity heats up.

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