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Hemlock to close Tennessee polysilicon site

Hemlock Semiconductor majority owner Dow Corning has decided to abandon the never-opened polysilicon facility in Clarksville, citing price pressures and Chinese tariffs. 50 employees will be affected.


Dhybrid installs first hybrid energy system in Maldives

Maldives airport

Munich-based Dhybrid Power Systems has installed one of its HyGRID Fuel Reduction Systems on the Maldivan island of Thinadhoo.


US trade authorities increase tariffs on solar imports from China in final ruling

The U.S. Department of Commerce has raised duty rates on Chinese PV makers in its final ruling, but lowered rates for Taiwanese companies. Tariffs must still be confirmed in another ruling in January.


SEMI: Equipment sales fall as book-to-bill remains negative

SEMI graph.

Worldwide PV equipment billings have fallen in Q3 2014, decreasing to $264 million, a fall over 17% quarter-on-quarter. Bookings also fell to $157 million, 33% below Q2, with the book-to-bill ratio remaining below parity.


Interview: Conergy UK to tap into growing rooftop sector, says MD

Robert Goss, Conergy UK managing director.

Robert Goss, Conergy UK’s managing director, tells pv magazine that the company is ready for the forthcoming shift in the U.K.'s solar support scheme, and will explore rooftop and sub-5 MW ground mount installations next year.


SunEdison closes additional $117 million solar fund

SunEdison project worker

The fund will provide financing for a portfolio of distributed generation projects in 12 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. The second fund this year brings the company's total fund-raised capital to $290 million with Barclays and Citi.


Juwi AG clears way for MVV Energie hook-up

Juwi headquarters, Woerrstadt, Germany

After securing new loan agreements with banks and financing partners, the German renewable energy project developer has fulfilled the necessary requirements for a partnership with MVV Energie, which will take a 50.1% stake in the...


India slaps anti-dumping duties on glass imports from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan

Delhi, India

Indian manufacturers Saint Gobain Glass India, Gold Plus Glass Industry and HNG Float Glass filed the petition seeking import tariffs on clear float glass imports from the three countries.


Danica Pension, GreenGo Energy complete largest rooftop solar plant in Nordic region

City2 shopping center - 2.1 MW rooftop PV plant, Høje-Taastrup, Denmark

Including the new City2 installation, GreenGo Energy has now completed PV systems for nine Danica Pension shopping centers -- a total of more than 6 MW.


SPI Solar secures $140 million private placement

Solar Power, Inc., PV installation

As part of the deal, the solar developer will sell $70 million of common stock and convertible promissory notes to investors, who will also receive options to buy a further $70 million in company shares.


SunPower pours $20m into energy software company Tendril

SunPower-installed residential rooftop PV system.

Injection of growth capital into Tendril's energy services management platform set to enhance consumers' personalized energy services.


Households to use solar plus storage to trade electricity with grid

Reposit Power, Australia

A Canberra-based company is to introduce new technology that it says could help turn electricity markets on their head -- by allowing households to buy and sell electricity on the market.


UK unveils Europe's largest battery storage project

Energy storage substation in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

The 6 MW Smarter Network Storage project near London is the result of a collaboration between S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, Younicos and U.K. Power Networks.


SunEdison closes financing for 81.7 MW Honduras solar projects

Honduras' Nacaome region.

The solar company has collaborated with the OPEC Fund for International Development and two other financial institutions in a deal worth around $146 million.


Allianz Global Investors acquires 58 MW solar park portfolio in Southern France

Allianz Global Investors headquarters in Frankfurt.

The German investment group has achieved in 12 months its technical and geographical diversification goals through the acquisition of solar and wind assets in four different European countries.


Asia-Pacific PV market to reach record level in fourth quarter

Japan's 82 MW Marubeni PV installation in Oita City.

A year-end rush in China is driving the Asia-Pacific solar PV market to record levels in the final quarter of 2014, according to Solarbuzz, which predicts that PV demand in the region will continue strong growth in coming years...


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