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First Solar announces first development project in India

While First Solar has been the single largest module supplier for the Indian market, with the 45 MW-AC project at two sites in the new state of Telangana the company is moving into project development in the nation as well.


China Sunergy expects adverse 2H

China Sunergy HQ building

On the back of paltry Q2 2012 financial results, China Sunergy expects its business to be adversely affected in 2H. The usual suspects – oversupply, weak market demand and low ASPs – were identified as the main culprits....


Suntech’s GSF charged with illegal construction of solar plants in Italy

Suntech HQ China Wuxi

According to media reports, criminal charges have been filed in Italy against the Global Solar Fund, S.C.A., Sicar (GSF). It is claimed the company "illegally" built solar farms in the country in order to take advantage of...


Germany wants to avoid Eu-Sino trade war

Angela merkel

During a visit to Beijing, the German Chancellor sought to find a political solution to the anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) dispute involving China’s photovoltaic manufacturers.


Hanwha wins Q.Cells bid

Q.Cells HQ Germany

Q.Cells SE has announced that the South Korea-based Hanwha Group has won its bid to take the insolvent Germany company over.


JA Solar also posts net loss; decreases FY shipment guidance

JA Solar factory China

Like Yingli, JA Solar has experienced a weak Q2 2012, compared to Q1. Annual improvements have been seen, however and a new sales record set. Overall, the company has revised its FY shipment guidance downwards.


Yingli records significant Q2 net loss; lowers FY shipment guidance

Yingli solar photovoltaic modules

Continuing its battle with the tumultuous solar market conditions, Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has recorded a massive Q2 2012 net loss and decreased revenues. For the full year, the company has lowered its...


Q.Cells’ creditor meeting begins

Q.Cells Thalheim Germany

According to reports, 47 representatives at the insolvent Q.Cells SE are currently deciding whether South Korea’s Hanwha, or Spain-based Isofotón will get to take the German company over. When the decision will be reached is not...


A look at Italy’s latest Conto Energia

Italy solar photovoltaic plant

Italy’s new guidelines for photovoltaic subsidies have been in place since Monday, August 27. While system operators will have to adapt to much lower tariffs and changing requirements, it is believed the new funding under the...


Panasonic and Coronal Management establish solar financing company

Sanyo Panasonic solar photovoltaic HIT module

Panasonic and Coronal Management LLC will establish a new solar company in North America, under which funding will be provided for distributed generation solar systems built by Panasonic Eco Solutions North America.


Update: Isofoton to invest €300 million in Q.Cells

Isofotón factory Spain

Following the news that Spain-based Isofotón had also submitted a bid to take Germany’s Q.Cells over, pv magazine has learned that if the offer is accepted, it will invest €300 million in Q.Cells’ businesses. Under 10% of the...


APAC region driving global PV demand as industry transitions

Solarbuzz photovoltaic demand graph

According to new figures, the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in particular is set to experience significant end of year photovoltaic demand. Meanwhile, conditions are expected to remain challenging in the more established markets.


Bosch to close silicon thin film works in Germany

Bosch silicon thin film photovoltaics Erfurt

Bosch will close its silicon thin film works in Erfurt, Germany. In the future, the company will concentrate on the areas of crystalline and CIS thin film photovoltaics.


Hanwha signs Q.Cells takeover contract

Q.Cells HQ Germany

After months of speculation, the insolvent Q.Cells has confirmed the Hanwha Group’s interest in taking it over. While the two parties have signed a contract, the acquisition must still be approved by Q.Cells’ creditors.


Romney’s energy policy fuels US political debate

Mitt Romney

A 21-page policy paper on energy released by presumptive U.S. GOP Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney in advance of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, next week is predicated more on "what lies beneath" than on...


Japan: Company formed to develop 500 MW

The Japanese flag.

In a sign that major Japanese corporations are mobilizing to develop photovoltaic projects in the country under the revamped FIT regime, the Japan Mega Solar Power Co. has formed. The new company plans to invest 100 billion yen...


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