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Chinese solar storage sector set for 14% growth annually to 2018

Solar battery storage system.

Study by RnRMarketResearch forecasts Chinese solar battery market to total 65 GW by 2018, with annual growth averaging 14% as solar and storage industries converge.

Wafer squeeze a result of EU tariffs

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While the politics surrounding the EU tariffs on Chinese photovoltaic modules continues to play out, possible effects of the tariffs are beginning to emerge. Manufacturers in Taiwan look set to benefit, but whether European cell...

Japan's solar installations surge in first quarter

Information and analytics provider IHS Inc. has released a new report that shows a total installed PV capacity of 1.5 GW in Japan in the first quarter of 2013. The strong growth is expected to carry on throughout 2013.

Yingli losses more than double in first quarter

Yingli solar PV production China

Yingli Green Energy’s net loss more than doubled in the first quarter of the year to CNY 611.8 million ($98.5 million, €75.6 million) as PV module shipments declined, resulting in a 15% drop in revenue to CNY 2.68 billion ($431.4...

In U.S., mid-size project momentum "puts solar where the sun doesn't shine"

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Momentum for municipal/mid-size solar installations is growing in the United States, says NPD Solarbuzz. The research firm's analysts announced on Wednesday that solar projects in the range from 100 kW to 2 MW account for over...

Trina Solar's first quarter results: domestic sales down

Photovoltaic module manufacturer Trina Solar Limited has announced their first quarter results for 2013. Module shipments saw a sequential decrease and Europe continued to bring the largest revenue slice for Trina Solar....

Isofotón to file for restructuring proceedings following $96 million lawsuit

Isofotón HQ in Málaga, Spain

Hit by unexpected liabilities related to its former management, including a $96 million lawsuit by U.S. polysilicon producer Hemlock, government demands to return subsidies and a refusal by banks to refinance its growing debt,...

Photovoltaic storage still not competitive in Germany

From a cost perspective it does not really matter whether wind and photovoltaic systems are probably better erected where it is particularly inexpensive to generate electricity, or instead where the electricity is actually...

Sunways: "Business operations back to normal"

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LDK subsidiary Sunways aims to prevent insolvency proceedings, as the company announced today (Wednesday) that business operations are back to normal.

China Merchants to build 300 MW project in home market

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China Merchants New Energy Group has signed a deal with the Chinese city of Xingtai to build 300 MW of solar projects.

[UPDATE] Greentech plans to invest in the U.S.

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Greentech Energy Systems A/S plans to invest in the United States, as business in Europe remains low.

US senators introduce energy storage bill

U.S. Senators have introduced a Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy Act for 2013. This Act, also known as the STORAGE Act, will promote the deployment of energy storage technologies in the U.S. All storage...

SMA to expand operations in South Africa

SME South Africa Sunny Central inverters

Germany’s SMA Solar Technology AG is planning to set up new inverter production facilities in South Africa in an effort to not only meet increasing PV demand but also local content requirements in the fast growing market.

Storage: Finding the right partners

Boston-based Lux Research has released a new report "Finding the Perfect Partner in the Global Grid Storage Market" that pinpoints strategic valuable partnerships as the key to success for developers as the storage market...

SolarWorld Q1 losses surpass $50 million

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck

Declining shipments, price pressure and a downturn in the domestic market took their toll on SolarWorld’s bottom line in the first quarter of the year: the one-time industry leader saw a significant drop in revenue while losses...

World Energy report sees greatest expansion of renewables in China

China has recorded the greatest expansion in renewable energy globally and the largest energy savings, a World Bank report released today (Tuesday) said.

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