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SunShare unveils community solar program for Minnesota

Lake Calhoun, Minnesota.

The residential community scheme aims to bring solar power to 5,000 homes by December, and is one of the largest such programs in the U.S.


Canadian Solar EPC for 130 MW Ontario plant

Ontario.

Chinese manufacturer continues its downstream focus by signing the biggest EPC deal in its corporate history to deliver a 130 MW utility scale plant in Ontario which will feature 440,000 Canadian Solar modules.


Romania to cut green certificates

Romania 8.75 MW PV plant

The Romanian government has approved legislation that will severely cut PV incentives for investors. Critics say the move could lead to a halt in foreign investment for the country's solar market.


Saudi Arabia unveils new solar training program

The Dubai skyline

Kingdom's Solar Industry Association has launched a vocational training program with U.S. solar training company SEI, aimed at engineers, designers and decision makers. The program will be showcased, along with a Women in Solar...


Trina Solar will not abandon Europe

Trina Solar module manufacturing.

Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar says it will fight to prove it is not dumping solar panels in Europe and will not turn its back on its EU partners.


EU duties will cost 650,000 jobs says Chinese state media

The Berlin skyline.

China Daily predicts EU duties will cost the political bloc 250,000 jobs in its own back yard as Beijing launches investigation into imported EU wines as direct riposte to France's Hollande.


JinkoSolar announces first-quarter upturn in fortunes

Jinko Solar image.

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer JinkoSolar staunched losses whilst increasing shipments and extending its global reach in the first three months of 2013.


Renewables JV to bring 600 MW of solar and wind to Chile by 2016

A solar array in Chile.

Mainstream Renewables enters a partnership with investment house Actis again after a successful US$100 million South African deal last year.


Polysilicon prices set to rise, but just a bit

China’s expected move to impose anti-dumping tariffs on polysilicon from the EU, the U.S. and South Korea will result in price hikes, but increases will be minimal and manageable, according to research group IHS.


Canadian Solar sells four utility-scale solar power plants

Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions has sold four utility-scale solar power plants totaling 38.5 MW to independent renewable power producer BluEarth. Construction of these plants will begin this year and commercial...


Isofotón seeks to restructure €284 million debt pile

Isofoton HQ Malaga, Spain

Spanish solar group Isofotón filed for restructuring legal proceedings this week in the face of €284 million ($372 million) in liabilities. The company is hoping to reach an agreement with creditors and implement a...


Teamtechnik equips 600 MW of solar plants in China

Teamtechnik, the Germany-based photovoltaic system manufacturer, has recently announced that the company has completed the construction of solar plants for Yingli Solar last month. The plants totaling 600 MW of capacity are...


EU import tariffs of up to 67.9% as of August

Trina Solar PV module

The European Commission released further details today on the import tariffs on Chinese crystalline photovoltaic imports it announced on June 4.


PVA TePla to cut workforce

Upstream solar manufacturer PVA TePla will be adjusting its capacity and embarking on a cost reduction program. One key change to come is the reduction of its workforce in Wettenberg and Jena in Germany. The company specializes...


Cyprus to fund 2,000 PV households via net metering

Cyprus solar PV system

Cyprus will fund rooftop PV system installations for 2,000 low-income households via the country's net metering program.


Mercom’s quarterly report examines venture capital, market trends

California 20 MW Stroud solar station

Mercom Capital Group newly published Quarterly Solar Funding and M&A Report details the latest developments and trends in the photovoltaic market.


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