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Dyesol finds financing for perovskite PV tech fab in Turkey

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The leading Australian dye solar cell technology company has received support from the Development Bank of Turkey, which is considering taking an equity stake in the group. Dyesol is looking to build a 600 MW fab in the country.

Malta launches €21 million PV subsidy scheme

Malta has launched a photovoltaic subsidy and rebate scheme worth €21 million, according to local media. The fund is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will pay a FIT rate of €0.22/kWh.

Qatari investor expected to save SolarWorld

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It has been largely agreed that Qatar Solar Technologies will step in to save SolarWorld AG, according to reports. The details are expected to be published at the German photovoltaic company’s EGM.

UK publishes new FIT rates; records 70% increase in PV capacity

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The U.K. has published its new FIT rates, due to take effect in July. The country’s 2012 energy statistics have also been released. According to the figures, 3.2% of energy was generated from PV, while renewables accounted for...

Centrotherm sells another subsidiary

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Centrotherm has sold subsidiary GP Solar to German software company Isra Vision AG. Meanwhile, the company's insolvency proceedings at the Ulm District Court are expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Spain plans renewable energy cuts of up to €1 billion

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According to reports, Spain is considering cuts to renewable energy totaling around €1 billion under the energy reform expected this June.

Fall in market share for top ten PV inverter suppliers

IHS has released its latest PV inverters quarterly report. Despite indications of industry consolidation, the top ten largest PV inverter suppliers saw their market share fall from 62% in 2011 to 56% in 2012.

US: BLM issues regulation to facilitate solar right-of-way applications

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The U.S. Bureau of Land management (BLM) has issued a regulation, which will provide solar and wind energy project developers with the possibility of right-of-way applications to temporarily give them the right to use public...

Germany: Storage test for the "energiewende"

A power-to-gas research project has been launched in Germany. A research network of institutes and companies will evaluate the capability of long-term storage technologies in a 100% renewable energy electricity scenario.

PV module suppliers: China continues to dominate; prices stabilize

Chinese photovoltaic module suppliers continue to dominate global supply, as they try to expand their market share overseas, according to NPD Solarbuzz. Overall, it says the top 20 suppliers accounted for nearly 70% of global...

US: PSE&G to invest in more solar

New Jersey's largest electricity provider Public Services and Utility Group (PSE&G) has reached an agreement with New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and other parties to increase renewable energy spending.

IBESA storage alliance: More details emerge

Founder of the International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance (IBESA) and Managing Director of IPVEA Bryan D. Ekus provides pv magazine with more insight into the newly formed alliance and the support needed by the storage...

Renewables account for 54% of Spain's electricity production in April

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At 54%, electricity production from renewable energy reached a record high in Spain last month. Photovoltaics, meanwhile, met 3.6% of demand.

Suntech's 2012 sales fall by nearly half

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Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has released preliminary, unaudited, financial figures for Q4 and FY 2012. As expected, the company suffered from significantly falling sales and a battered gross margin. Meanwhile, a creditors...

UK: STA adds voice to opposition to EU solar duties

The U.K.’s Solar Trade Association has added its voice to the opposition to EU Commission trade duties on Chinese solar modules.

Germany: PV FITs decrease 1.8% in May

Germany’s Federal Network Agency officially confirmed that 290 MW worth of photovoltaics were installed in March in Germany. Consequently, FITs will sink by 1.8% between May and July.

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