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Costa Rican regulator proposes solar FIT

Costa Rica 1 MW Parque Solar Miravalles

The Central American country's public services authority says the proposed rates of up to $0.1794 per kilowatt hour would allow PV developers to receive sufficient revenue to recover investment and a "reasonable return."


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.


Mixed reactions from the industry on anti-dumping duties [updated]

The European Commission announced its decision to push forth with the anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports into Europe yesterday (Tuesday) despite the wide opposition across the solar sector and the EU member states. 11.8%...


South Africa: 96 MW Jasper project financing successfully closed

A consortium consisting of SolarReserve, the Kensani Group, and Intikon Energy has successfully closed project financing for the Jasper Solar Energy Project, a 96MW solar photovoltaic project. The project is located in the...


TOP NEWS: EC imposes 11.8% anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports

EU and Chinese flags

The European Commission imposed punitive anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports to Europe on Tuesday despite broad industry-wide opposition. The industry expresses its views to pv magazine.


Conergy reaches 1 MW mark in Spain with competitive grid parity projects

Conergy corporate logo

German PV group Conergy has reached the 1 MW mark in Spain with competitive grid parity projects. The company is rolling out similar projects around the globe as competitive systems make PV increasingly attractive.


Canadian Solar branches into South America

Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has opened a new sales and business development office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With this step the company aims to expand its sales network and regional customer service in South America.


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