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Solar-hybrid applications offer solution for hard-hit EPCs

Solar-diesel hybrid system at Cronimet Chrome Mining site in Thabazimbi, South Africa

Interview: PV power plant project developers in Europe are in big trouble. The first round of calls for ground-mounted systems has begun, but it's not clear how this model will develop. The global market for solar-diesel hybrid...


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"

sunways manufacturing plant

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.

solar park spain

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.


US: new DOE head "bullish" on solar power

A man in chair. He is famous.

In an online video posted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), incoming DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz has said that he is "bullish" on solar in the country. Moniz also said that the shale gas boom currently going on in the...


New Jersey to vote on $447 million for solar projects

New Jersey road sign

The U.S. state of New Jersey looks set to invest $447 million on PV projects, including a plan to transform unused landfills and abandoned industrial sites into 42 MW of solar farms.


Canadian Solar narrows Q1 loss as Asian business booms

Canada Solar CEO Shawn Qu

Canadian Solar’s saw sales in Asia skyrocket as it expands operations in the region. The move has helped reduce first quarter losses as business decreases in Europe and North America.


EU considers possibility of negotiated settlement with the U.S. for China solar trade dispute

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EU Trade commissioner Karel De Gucht met with Chinese vice minister of Commerce Zhong Shan for an informal meeting on Monday in Brussels to discuss the EU-China solar trade dispute, according to an EU statement released on...


New Minnesota law boosts solar industry

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The U.S. state of Minnesota has passed a law that will significantly expand the region's solar sector and lead to more than 450 MW of solar power by the end of the decade.


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