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SunEdison unveils plans for $4bn Indian solar fab

Solar PV farm, SunEdison.

The US solar company has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Adani Group to develop India's largest solar panel factory in the state of Gujarat.

EU industry committee favors renewable energy FITs over quotas

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A European Committee has spoken out in favor Germany-style renewable energy (EEG) feed-in tariffs, as opposed to a European-wide quota model, despite opposition from the EU Energy Commissioner.

Australia retains renewable energy target

Despite efforts by some Australian utility companies and industry groups to see Australia’s Renewable Energy Targets (RET) wound back, the government has decided to maintain them. Utilities are having an impact elsewhere, with...

Wuxi Suntech insolvency official

Suntech Wuxi solar photovoltaic modules

The Wuxi Municipal Intermediate People's Court in Jiangsu Province, China, has officially accepted the petition for the insolvency and restructuring of Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd’s main subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech Power Co.,...

UK: Little in budget for PV

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The Solar Trade Association (STA) has posted its disappointment over the 2013 U.K. Budget, handed down by chancellor George Osborne yesterday. On a range of measures, there appears little support for photovoltaics.

Global microgrid market to grow

Research and consulting firm GlobalData's latest report shows that the global microgrid market will be worth US$18.9 billion in 2020. This will be a significant increase from the US$5.3 billion reaped in 2012.

Germany: EnBW believes grid expansion can be partially avoided

Plant and grid operators start a progressive pilot project for better grid integration. This was presented at the "PV System Technology Forum" in Düsseldorf, Germany.

MEA region PV demand to reach 1 GW in 2013

A Phoenix Solar system in Saudi Arabia.

In a report released today, NPD Solarbuzz has predicted that photovoltaic demand from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) will total 1 GW in 2013. This represents a 625% increase on the 136 MW of demand in 2012.

Germany’s proposed electricity price break faces failure

Germany March 2013 protest

Talks between Germany’s Federal Environment Minister and state representatives ended inconclusively yesterday. As such, no agreement on the electricity price break is expected this week.

China: Scaling back ambitions and overhauling PV subsidies

Yuan Xiao Dong, Jiangsu Electric Power Company

This year’s PV Project Implementation Conference – China saw around 80 solar industry professionals gather to discuss large-scale opportunities in what is tipped to be the biggest PV market of 2013. In contrast to the...

Insolvency petition submitted for Wuxi Suntech

Suntech solar photovoltaic module

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has today announced that a petition for insolvency and restructuring was filed against subsidiary Wuxi Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd on Monday, March 18. Wuxi Suntech has not objected to the...

Emerging countries to boost inverter market

Frost & Sullivan's new report "Analysis of the European inverter market for renewable energy systems" states that the market will reach €5.24 billion in 2018. 2012 saw earnings of more than €3.58 billion. Emerging markets in...

China: Suntech appoints former state-owned company exec president

Suntech HQ China Wuxi

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has appointed Weiping Zhou, former chairman of Guolian Futures Co., Ltd and finance department manager of government-owned investment company Wuxi Guolian Development (Group) Co., Ltd, executive...

New Jersey hits 1 GW installed PV capacity

A road sign featuring New Jersey.

Figures from a SEIA/GTM Research study released last week have confirmed that the state of New Jersey has hit the 1 GW installed photovoltaic capacity milestone. The state added 415 MW of capacity in 2012, an increase of...

Advancing solar securitization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has placed emphasis on the securitization of solar PV assets and associated cash flows in the marketplace. Securitization is expected to draw in more investors to the solar asset class. DOE's...

First Solar tops PV project developer list

First Solar signage

According to the latest data from Wiki-Solar, U.S.-based thin film manufacturer, First Solar Inc. is the top photovoltaic project installer globally, having added 759 MW across 11 sites.

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