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International development banks pledge support for Caribbean nations

7 Miles Beach, Jamaica

Japan has also agreed to provide $15 million to help Caribbean nations deal with the impact of climate change at the Japan-Caricom summit this week.


Ontario rescinds FIT domestic content ruling

Rooftop solar, Ontario.

Following a case brought by Japan to the World Trade Organization, Canada's Ontario government has made the requested changes to its FIT law.


Capital Stage posts 60% increase in pre-tax profit in first half of 2014

Capital Stage 20 MW Solarpark Brandenburg

The German group's bottome line in the first six months of 2014 was boosted by recent acquisitions of solar and wind parks in Germany and France.


India's Uttar Pradesh announces 300 MW solar bidding process

Uttar Pradesh.

The Indian state issues a request for proposal, calling for interested bidders to submit their offers for a share of the 300 MW of PV capacity.


Renewable energy share reaches record high in Germany

Berlin, Germany

New installations coupled with favorable climatic conditions helped boost the share of renewables to a record 28.5% in the first half of 2014.


SunPower to supply solar panels for 29 MW-DC Japanese PV plant

The American PV maker will supply its high-efficiency E20/327 modules to a Japanese conglomerate for a project in Southern Japan. SunPower has supplied around 400 MW of PV modules to the nation to date.


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Arizona Public Service unveils plans to install 20 MW of solar PV on customer rooftops

The move by the Arizona utility would replace a utility-scale solar PV plant that it planned to build. APS' rooftop solar plans are in sharp contrast to its attacks on net-metered solar, and the move has been questioned by SEIA.


SMA cuts sales and profit forecast, announces layoffs

SMA inverters

The leading inverter manufacturer is lowering its annual sales forecast by up to EUR 450 million and planning to cut 600 jobs worldwide by the end of next year amidst shrinking demand.


Chinese government, companies blast US anti-dumping tariff decision

Trina Solar PV panel production

Canadian Solar warns that the U.S. decision "in favor of one non-competitive PV manufacturer will cost tens and thousands of jobs across the entire U.S. solar industry."


JinkoSolar secures $225 million investment for downstream business

JinkoSolar PV plant, China

China Development Bank, Macquarie and New Horizon will acquire a 45% stake in the Jinko Power division. JinkoSolar is revising its full-year 2014 project development guidance upwards as a result.


Russia's southwestern region to add 10 PV farms by 2018

Ufa River, Bashkortostan, Russia

Solar Systems and Avelar Solar Technologies are set to build 10 new PV farms in southwestern Russia, while IES Holding is developing a 25 MW PV farm in the Orenburg region.


Kyocera, SPCG complete 257 MW of solar farms in Thailand

Kyocera, SPCG 7.46 MW plant in Korat, Thailand

One of the largest in Southeast Asia, the solar power project will produce enough electricity to power 287,500 local households.


Martifer Solar builds 8 MW PV plant in Ukraine

Martifer Solar's 8 MW Shargorod plant

The Portuguese solar group has implemented a total of 29 MW in the country since 2012. The latest installation represents its sixth project with Rengy Development.


Direct Energy acquires US residential installer Astrum Solar

Astrum rooftop PV

By acquiring the eighth-largest residential solar installer in the United States, Direct Energy and parent company Centrica plc have moved into the U.S. solar PV market. This is part of a trend of acquisitions in this space.


California Governor Brown signs MOU with Mexico to encourage cross-border renewable energy development

Governor Jerry Brown in Mexico

Non-binding agreement calls for work in renewable energy R&D, deployment and investments in infrastructure, as well as exploring grid integration between California and Baja California.


German court opens insolvency proceedings against Photon Holding

Photon cover

The District Court of Aachen has opened the main insolvency proceedings against the group due to its inability to meet its liabilities. Preliminary proceedings began in June at the request of a creditor.


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