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Chinese PV glass maker sets up shop in Dubai

Chang Zhou Almaden Chairman Jinxi Lin and Mohammad Alzarooni, vice chairman and CEO of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

Chang Zhou Almaden will open its new $30 million PV glass factory and training center in the emirate, where it plans to produce up to 400,000 PV panels annually.


India: 1.1 GW solar pipeline; draft tariffs released

India Gujarat solar photovoltaic park

Indian solar installations stalled in Q3 2012, however around 1.1 GW of projects are due to be added in the next six months. Meanwhile, the market is eagerly awaiting the Phase II policy announcement, which is expected sometime...


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EU Energy Commissioner calls for joint promotion of renewable energies

Guenther Oettinger EU Energy Commissioner

EU Energy Commissioner, Günther Oettinger has again called for the European-wide promotion of renewable energies. Furthermore, he is for the application of a "speed limit" regarding the expansion of photovoltaics in Germany.


Conergy remains positive, despite Q3 losses

Thailand 12.4 MW solar photovoltaic Nakhon Pathom park

Heavily impacted by its terminated wafer sales contract with MEMC, Conergy recorded a number of Q3 2012 losses. Despite this, its results are on an upward trajectory, compared to the same period last year. Overall, the company is...


Amendments to Bulgarian PV grid access fees on the table

Bulgaria solar photovoltaic thin film plant

The Bulgarian Committee on Economic Policy, Energy and Tourism has adopted amendments to Bulgaria’s Energy Act and Renewable Energy Sources Act, which aim to legitimize "fees for grid access" for renewable energy producers....


REI: Solar trade dispute clouds cast dark shadows

REI entrance 2012

The 6th annual Renewable Energy India (REI) closed its doors last Friday evening on the back of rumors that the Indian Government will pursue a solar trade case soon.


Trina revises Q3 guidance downwards

Jifan Gao

Trina Solar Limited has announced significant changes to its Q3 financial guidance, ahead of the release of its quarterly figures.


NRG Energy’s merger with GenOn approved by stockholders

California Valley solar photovoltaic ranch

The majority of stockholders from both NRG Energy, Inc. and GenOn Energy, Inc. have approved the merger of the two companies. The final transaction is scheduled for closure in Q1 2013.


Centrosolar revenue plummets; revises FY forecast

Centrosolar HQ Germany

Centrosolar AG has seen its Q3 revenues tumbling by more than half, when compared to Q2. Envisioning no pick up in the last quarter of the year, it has revised its full year revenue forecast downwards.


US on track to become world’s largest utility-scale PV market

290 MW Agua Caliente solar photovoltaic project US

According to new figures, the U.S. is set to become the largest utility-scale photovoltaic market in the world, having recently overtaken Spain. Currently, Germany is sitting in pole position.


Denmark to cut PV subsidies

Denmark solar photovoltaic installation

The Danish government will reduce remuneration for photovoltaic plants following strong growth. The current proposal is to be negotiated in the coming weeks.


Ecosummit 2012: smart solutions for the renewable sector

A man with a radio mic.

With the global market in flux, the photovoltaic industry could benefit from innovative approaches to demand side management and consumer-focussed solutions. Next week's Ecosummit in Düsseldorf, on November 14 and 15, will be...


SMA posts €116 million EBIT for 2012

An SMA inverter factory.

In the first nine months of 2012, inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has managed to increase sales volumes and has posted a EBIT result of €116 million. The results were announced today by the company, which reports that...


California: Proposition 39 to boost renewables

The Californian flag.

In the wake of the hype surrounding Tuesday’s presidential election, an important boost to renewable-energy development in California has received little attention. Proposition 39 was passed by a 60% majority at the state’s poll,...


Phoenix Solar suffers significant Q3 losses

Phoenix Solar Messe München

Phoenix Solar AG has suffered significant losses in Q3 2012, thus leading the German company the revise its full year revenue forecasts downwards.


Conergy to develop 21 MW in Thailand

Downtown Bangkok.

More evidence of Conergy’s strong presence in South East Asia has emerged today, with the company announcing that it has been selected to develop two photovoltaic power plants worth 21 MW in Thailand.


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