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Scotland says nae to fracking, aye to solar

Edinburgh International Book Festival, energy debate

A lively debate at the Edinburgh International Book Festival showcased Scotland's stance on fracking, its increasing use of renewables and the U.K.'s energy dilemmas.


Dubai launches tender for 100 MW Phase II of solar park

Dubai skyline

After reviewing 49 potential projects in May, the electricity and water authority has shortlisted 24 developers for the second phase of the tender, which remains open to bids until October 23.


China, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on renewable energy development

Saudi Aramco PV installation.

The Middle Eastern kingdom targets 41 GW of solar power by 2032 as it seeks to free up more of its abundant oil and gas reserves for lucrative export.


Daqo increases profitability, revenues as plans to double polysilicon capacity move forward

The Chinese polysilicon and wafer maker has reported very strong second quarter results on higher polysilicon selling prices and lower production costs. Daqo also raised US$54.6 million during the quarter to support a doubling of...


Factory delays spurring higher cell efficiencies, finds NPD Solarbuzz

NPD Solarbuzz chart.

Solar PV manufacturers are stepping up R&D efforts to achieve greater efficiencies, with industry standard modules set to reach 275 W within a year, research finds.


JinkoSolar second-quarter net profit soars, sales up 38%

JinkoSolar PV park

In its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability, the company expanded its downstream operations and managed to maintain a leading position in China while expanding operations in emerging markets and the U.S.


Trina Solar supplies 82 MW anti-PID modules to Chinese solar project

Trina Solar module production.

The Chinese solar company's anti-potential induced degradation modules will be fitted at a new solar PV plant in Jiangsu Province, China.


Community solar program to power Adams County, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado.

The county will become the first in the U.S. to power its government buildings via the Community Solar Gardens program developed by SunShare.


Phoenix Solar's half-year revenue drops, operating loss narrows

Phoenix Solar Sulzemoos, Germany

The German solar group attributes its dramatic revenue drop on external factors, including delayed orders in the United States.


Off-grid solar system brings energy transition to Alabama steel company

Cullman, Alabama.

Apel Stel Corporation's new 340 kW PV system, boasting more than 1,000 Suntech solar panels, meets 98% of the company's energy needs.


Shunfeng secures $3.25 billion credit line from China Minsheng

Suntech product manufacturing, China

The Chinese PV giant has landed its another major loan facility following a separate $323 million agreement in July with China Merchants Bank.


Vikram Solar boss says Modi will not impose AD duties

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

The CEO of the Indian module manufacturer, and cell importer, told pv magazine Narendra Modi will find an alternative to duties. Gyanesh Chaudhary predicts long-awaited capital subsidies will be paid and called for preferential...


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Chile's Bachelet administration touts progress in the solar sector

The Bachelet government has announced a large number of land concessions and modest policies to encourage distributed generation. However, much of the progress in Chile has been without government support, and the current...


pv magazine's weekly news round-up: Aug 8-15

Chinese CIGS installation.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


SolarWorld enjoys 53% increase in first-half shipments, revenue below expectations

SolarWorld rooftop installation.

The German solar company shipped 357 MW of solar wafers, modules, cells and kits in the first six months of 2014, but revenue of $305 million fell short of target.


Second solar crowd-funding platform launches

Rooftop solar installation.

South Carolina-based Palmetto Group launches online investment platform that enables individuals and companies to invest in solar power projects across the U.S.


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