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New development schemes boost solar across India

India's Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha commissions a 30 kW PV plant in New Delhi on December 23, 2014.

The Ministry of Defence, India Railways and the state government of Maharashtra have unveiled new policies and plans that will boost solar development throughout the country over the next five years.

South and Central America set for growth

A map of Brazil.

Countries like Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil are set to see growth in renewables, however thermal energy sources are still going to make up supply shortfalls.

SolarWorld seeks to refinance debt mountain

Solar World module production.

SolarWorld AG, Germany's leading solar panel producer and the manufacturer most active in petitioning the EU and U.S. authorities to bring anti-dumping duties against Chinese imports, is seeking to restructure its debt pile.

Crowdfunded project launched in Galápagos

A beach of St Cristobal.

A public funding campaign has been launched for a 300 kW photovoltaic power plant on the San Cristóbal Island in the iconic Galápagos archipelago.

PV division obliterates Bosch Group's 2012 profits


The impact of plunging PV prices throughout 2012 has been graphically illustrated with the release of full-year figures by global technology giant Bosch.

Updated PV GRID platform provides comparisons for European PV installations

The flag of the EU.

The PV GRID platform launched its national updates on 16 European countries' frameworks for installing photovoltaic systems, providing a wealth of information on photovoltaic installations progress and barriers in Europe.

Nuclear to play second fiddle to renewables in western Europe

A nuclear power station in the UK.

With the UK government under fire as opponents of its Energy Bill claim it is biased towards nuclear and gas at the expense of renewables, new research could make interesting reading for Tory Chancellor George Osborne.

1.1 GW of new solar capacity in India in 2013

A solar installation in India.

With 4.4 GW of new solar projects expected to be announced in India in 2013, only around 1.1 GW will be online by the end of the year, according to consultants Bridge to India.

Debt-ridden LDK sells off another 12% stake

Stock market traders are enjoying a volatile relationship with solar shares.

The carve-up of debt ridden LDK Solar continued with the disclosure yesterday that the British Virgin Islands-registered Fulai Investments Ltd has paid US$31.1 million for a 12% stake in the ailing Chinese manufacturer.

UK: Solar installers and developers sue government for £140m

The flag of the UK.

A group of British "solar and construction companies" has announced its intention to claim £140 million (US$222 million) in damages against the government of its handling of reductions to the solar FIT in 2011 and 2012.

Juwi begins construction on 48 MW in Thailand

A PV power plant in India.

German photovoltaic developer juwi has begun construction on a project that will see five solar parks, with a combined capacity of 48 MW, developed in Thailand. The solar power plants will be equipped to deal with floods, such as...

Conergy completes 1.5 MW in Greece

A PV power plant in Greece.

Conergy has announced that it has completed three 500 kW projects in Greece. Conergy was the main contractor on two of the plants and supplied components to the third.

Gehrlicher completes Spanish self-consumption system

Solar panels at the edge of a Spanish village.

German-based EPC and photovoltaic developer Gehrlicher Solar has announced the completion of a 30 kW off grid system in Spain, to supply a small community. While relatively small, the installation is indicative of a growing trend...

China’s increasing PV consumption

Chinese PV industry at a conference.

While President Obama's remarks about supporting renewable energy grabbed headlines, data is emerging which is confirming China’s increasing role as an end market for photovoltaic modules, according to industry analysts NPD...

Australia: Belectric to build 5 MW plant

The city center in Mildura.

German EPC and project developer Belectric has announced its move into the Australian utility scale market, with an agreement to construct a 5 MW power plant in the north west of the state Victoria. The location of Mildura had...

Obama renews oath of office and "obligation" to sustainable energy

President Obama being swarn in.

Following a presidential campaign during which climate change was acknowledged only with respect to how the severe weather might affect the candidates’ schedules for the day, sustainable energy finally featured prominently in...

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