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Creditors vote through LDK restructure

LDK Solar headquarters.

Note holders of the debt-saddled wafer manufacturer waved through restructuring proposals this morning. The plans will now go before courts in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.


JinkoSolar signs US$1 billion agreement with China Development Bank

JinkoSolar's Swiss subsidiary JinkoSolar AG has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with the Guangdong Branch of China Development Bank (CDB).


India: Tamil Nadu opens tenders

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) released tender documents this week. While a 1 MW minimum capacity has been set for projects, no upper limit has been identified.


1.11 MW Nevada PV system unveiled

Nevada's largest private school Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School is now home to a 1.11 MW PV array. More than 4,000 PV panels were delivered by SolarWorld.


Solea Renewables completes 1MW diesel/PV hybrid plant

Solea Renewables has completed and commissioned a 1 MW ground-mounted diesel/photovoltaic hybrid electric power plant for industrial mining applications in South Africa.


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As New Jersey 'shores up' its PV capacity, California still set to lead US in 2013

The Californian flag.

As New Jersey struggles to rebuild after the Frankenstorm that hit America’s East Coast during early November, a key part of the comeback plan for many home owners and housing developments will be installing back-up solar...


Deger equips 2 MW plant in Kazakhstan

The solar plant in Kazakhstan will start operation this year. German company Deger has been selected to deliver the tracking solutions. Bisol Group is responsible for the planning, construction and installation of the national...


ABB wins US$225 million turnkey PV plant contract

Something in South Africa.

ABB South Africa has won a turnkey contract for two photovoltaic plants in Limpopo Province at a cost of $225 million.


Phase two of India’s Solar Mission

The Indian flag.

A draft version of phase two of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) has been released, targeting 9 GW of grid connected solar by 2017. The draft proposes reverse auctioning 1.65 GW of photovoltaic projects by...


Update: Photon investigated for "delayed filing of insolvency"

The cover of Photon International.

Evidence is mounting that Photon Europe is insolvent. The department of public prosecutions in Germany's Aachen, where Photon is based, has instigated preliminary proceedings against Photon Europe’s head for "delayed filing of...


250 kW power to gas plant enters operation

The Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) has inaugurated a 250 kW power to gas research plant with a possible methane production of up to 300 cubic meters per day. This makes it the largest plant of its kind in the...


Manz cuts jobs in its PV business

The Manz HQ in Reutlingen, Germany.

Manz AG is cutting 62 jobs in its solar division. The German production locations affected are in Reutlingen, Tübingen and Karlstein, said the photovoltaic equipment supplier in a release earlier this week.


Web-portal for Germany’s EnergieWende

A screen shot of the site.

A new website has been launched providing a unique insight into Germany’s transition from thermal electricity generation to renewables. German Energy Transition provides the first "one stop shop" providing the facts behind and...


25 MW solar power plant in Russia

The Russian flag.

Avelar Solar Technology, a subsidiary of the Swiss Avelar Energy Group, plans to establish a solar power plant in the Russian Orenburg region with the capacity of 25 MW, according to the company, which has already signed an...


SolarWorld moves into Japan

SolarWorld has a new sales office in Japan, marking the expansion of the company into the growing solar market.


Centrosolar completes 130 kW project in Switzerland

Centrosolar has completed a 130 kWp PV rooftop system using in-roof panels in a workers' housing cooperative in Schaffhausen. Over 600 Centrosolar panels were used on a total of 52 roofs.


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