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MoU signed for 750 MW Indian PV power plant

Indian large-scale PV plant.

The project is poised to become the world's single largest solar plant once construction is completed at the site in Madhya Pradesh state.


PV module industry forecast to see 18% growth in 2013

Yingli solar photovoltaic modules

IHS forecasts that global photovoltaic module production will grow 18% this year, to over 37 GW; and that OEM manufacturers will increase in significance. Meanwhile, it has identified the top 10 module suppliers by production of...


Solar stocks rally following tax advantage news

Germany Karlstadt Laudenbach 810 k W Thin film solar photovoltaic

Solar stocks in New York rallied this month on the back of news that a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress would provide solar companies with a tax advantage enjoyed to date only by fossil fuel producers. The sector also...


UK: 11 MW PV plant gets green light

uk solar llama farm

British Solar Renewables has secured planning permission for an 11 MW photovoltaic farm in St. Allen, Truro, in the south west of England.


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EU sees renewables increase

Electricity wires and tree

According to the latest figures from Eurostat, renewable energy covered 13% of the European Union’s energy consumption in 2011.


EC confirms solar glass anti-subsidy investigation

Solar glass

The European Commission (EC) has officially launched an anti-subsidy investigation into imports of solar glass from China to the EU. While a final determination could take up to 13 months, provisional duties may be applied within...


Indonesia: 36 new solar plants planned for 2013

The Indonesian government is planning to develop 36 new solar plants across the country this year, according to local media. A higher budget has also been allocated for solar development.


Partnership to see 100 MW of PV capacity added in Puerto Rico

puerto rico solar park

U.S. wealth management company Greenbriar Capital Corp. and Canadian renewable energy firm Alterra Power Corp. have partnered to develop 100 MW of solar generation capacity in Puerto Rico.


Power-to-gas platform established in Europe

Eleven European companies have established the North Sea Power to Gas Platform, a joint body to explore the viability of power-to-gas in the countries surrounding the North Sea area. With this platform, the companies aim to...


Spain: PV sector did not increase 2012 tariff deficit

Spain solar photovoltaic plant

The PV sector did not cause Spain's power tariff deficit to increase to its record level in 2012, according to the country’s National Energy Commission (CNE).


US: Providing a level playing field for renewables

U.S. Senators have decided to level the playing field for renewable energy sources by providing investors in renewable energy projects access to private capital that has, for decades, only been available to fossil-fuel project...


Solar Bankers interested in Bosch's German PV facility

Bosch solar photovoltaic panels

Solar Bankers could take over Bosch’s photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Germany. A progress report on the negotiations concerning Bosch’s solar shares is expected this May. By the end of the year, the Stuttgart-based company...


REC's first PV venture in Thailand

Norwegian company Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) has supplied close to 41,000 solar panels to a 9.5 MW power plant in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand. The company has also opened its own Bangkok office.


Proposal to raise French 2020 PV targets

France solar photovoltaic plant Enfinity

To spur the national PV market, France's environment and energy agency recommends installing more than ten GW of new capacity over the next six years.


Kyocera profits from PV boom in Japan

Kyocera Corporation has announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal year that was concluded end of March, 2013. While sales in the previous year increased by 7.5%, net profit fell by 16.2%.


PV storage market to reap $19 billion by 2017

Rooftop solar photovoltaics

From US$200 million in 2012, the photovoltaic storage market is projected to be worth $19 billion in 2017, mainly driven by the German energy storage subsidy, reports IMS Research. While Germany is set to lead the residential...


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