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Shunfeng lands $323 million credit line

Suntech headquarters

Boosted by the acquistion of Suntech, the Chinese group is looking to expand operations in the U.S. and Asia and has slated $74 million for investment in 100 MW of projects in Japan.


China: Government to rescue domestic manufacturers

2012's first and second quarters have seen a major setback in China's manufacturing landscape, with exports falling. Now the Chinese government is stepping in by more than doubling its long-term installation target from 20 to 50...


Philippines approves FIT

A street scene in the Philippines.

After a lengthy process, the Philippines’ Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved feed-in tariffs (FITs) for a number of renewable energy sources. For photovoltaics, a FIT of PhP9.68/kWh (US$0.23/kWh) has been announced.


BMW heir to take over 94 percent of Solarwatt

Solarwatt CEO, Detlef Neuhaus says that BMW heir Stefan Quandt will guide the company's restructuring as the "anchor investor". Not all jobs can be retained though.


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233 MW Solar 4 All scheme in New Jersey

An image of Chris Christie, he is quite rotund.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held yesterday in Hackensack New Jersey, at a brownfield site that will be converted into a 1.06 megawatt (MW) solar farm. At the same time, local utility Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), a...


Poland’s KGHM to produce solar cells

A solar project in Poland.

Poland’s leading copper and silver miner, KGHM Polska Miedz has announced plans to produce solar cells, according to the company’s chief executive Hubert Wirth.


US: ECD and USO liquidation plan confirmed

US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has confirmed the liquidation plans for Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) and United Solar Ovonic LLC (USO). USO is known for its Uni-Solar brand.


Schüco exits thin film business

The thin film crisis has hit Schüco. The company has said it will permanently stop thin film module production, and research and development.


US: Bancorp and National Cooperative Bank jointly finance 8 solar projects

US$64.4 million in funds will be used to finance the photovoltaic projects that Borrego Solar Systems will develop. The projects are to be found at municipal landfills and at a school district.


India: 1 GW PV power plant in Gujarat?

A PV power plant in Gujarat.

Just one day after grid failures resulted in 300 million people going without power for hours in New Delhi, a "ultra mega" solar power project has been proposed in the state of Gujarat. The Gujarat government is reportedly in...


70 MW plant to be built in Southern Japan

Japan.

Kyocera and six other companies have formed a new company to build and operate a 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant in the Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. The new company will be called the Kagoshima Mega Solar Power...


Solar Mosaic: One tile at a time

Coders working on laptops on beanbags at the Solar Mosaic office.

During the Intersolar North America, held in San Francisco July 10-12, pv magazine took the chance to turn the spotlight on some key firms in the City and Bay Area. Part two of our series features "crowdfunding" solar startup,...


Australia: Generation competitiveness approaching for PV

A report released today by the Australian government has found price reductions in photovoltaic equipment and installation costs have meant that renewable energy is growing increasingly competitive, as a utility-scale generation...


France: 541 MW of solar projects approved

The French energy and ecology minister, Delphine Batho announced that the government has approved 214 solar power projects totaling 541 MW. Two tenders were opened last year, one for projects on rooftops between 100 to 250 kW and...


Germany: Saxony-Anhalt will not support Sovello

German state Saxony Anhalt will not provide any support for the insolvent Sovello. The state's Economics Ministry accuses the company of not having a viable sustainable business concept in place.


Heliotrop to supply 29 MW

A CPV array.

The French Ministry of Energy has announced today that it has selected 29 megawatts (MW), of a total of 50 MW of projects, to customers of Heliotrop. Hybrid concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) and photovoltaic technology will be...


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