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Turkey opens anti-dumping investigation against Chinese solar firms

Turkish flag.

Ministry of Economy issues communiqué concerning the import of solar cells from China; anti-dumping case brought by three Turkish solar companies.


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Boris Johnson.

A week shaped by the shadow of Brexit and the aftermath of a successful Intersolar Europe exhibition still managed to write headlines unconnected to the two.


Tools downed but UK solar summer sees flurry of finance activity

Primrose Solar in Hampshire.

The rush to build may have subsided, but three large financing deals show that interest in the U.K.'s ground-mounted solar sector remains high.


Sungevity to go public through acquisition by asset management firm

The fifth-largest distributed solar installer in the United States will now be traded on the NASDAQ, which is expected to give it a capitalization of $607 million.


Positive PV outlook from EU PVSEC

1,742 participants from 73 countries assembled at the EU PVSEC conference in Munich.

The 21st century was lauded as the "solar photovoltaic century" at this year's EU PVSEC as excitement builds within the industry and big capacity increases are forecasted.


San Diego to transition to net metering 2.0

SDG&E is the first of the state’s three large investor-owned utilities to hit the cap on the original program.


Siemens to invest EUR1 billion in new startup unit

next47 logo. Image courtesy of Siemens.

Siemens has announced the forming of a new dedicated startup unit, next47, with a war chest of EUR1 billion to be spent on it that will, among various other important innovations, focus on decentralized electrification.


UK clean energy groups welcome post-Brexit carbon budget adoption, but solar questions remain

David Cameron at Hinkley.

Amid the ashes of the U.K.'s post-Brexit political landscape comes the reassurance that the government will adopt the fifth carbon budget, but solar sights appear to have been lowered once more.


Every little helps for California's PV deployment

Urban Solar is now supplying solar powered LED lighting at bus stops in San Francisco. (PRNewsFoto/Urban Solar)

California is leading the way with inventive ways to deploy solar technology, as not only will San Francisco’s bus stops be lit up with solar lanterns, but the HERO program has hit another major milestone, making energy savings...


World Bank pledges $1bn for India's solar target

Narendra Modi.

Following discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim, record loan of $1 billion agreed to help fund India’s bold aim to install 100 GW of solar by 2020.


Coal India to implement 200 MW solar project

Solar is competing with coal in India

India’s largest coal miner has reached an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India to develop the 200 MW PV project in Madhya Pradesh, as the mining giant continues to make strides into the clean energy market.


Inside Ingeteam's acquisition of Bonfiglioli's solar business

Ingeteam inverters at a PV plant.

Last week Spanish inverter specialist Ingeteam purchased the solar division of Italian central inverter developer Bonfiglioi in a move that demonstrated the opportunities that still exist in Europe’s solar market.


Brazil postpones the July solar auction

Authorities have not given a new date for the auction scheduled for July 29, in which 9 GW of PV projects are participating. The sector attributes the postponement to the change in government, and while it acknowledges a risk,...


North American leaders to set out target of 50% "clean" electricity by 2025

Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto will be presenting the target, which will include nuclear and carbon capture and storage, at a summit of the three leaders.


China's Shinetime withdrawn from EU MIP undertaking

European Commission.

Commission finds that the Chinese solar firm breached the Minimum Import Price agreement by allegedly selling below the set MIP level.


Dow Elastomers expects rise in demand for new encapsulant materials

Michael Shoemaker describes the projected power density increases offered by Dow Elastomer's new polyolefin encapsulants.

Video: Michael Shoemaker, Global Strategic Marketing Manager for The Dow Chemical Company, talks encapsulants with pv magazine's Ian Clover, highlighting what technological advancements Dow Elastomers is bringing to the market.


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