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Brazil's largest PV module factory inaugurated

The 180 MW factory is located in the state of São Paulo, as the largest PV factory inaugurated in the nation to date.


India one of top three export markets for Chinese modules

The Chinese PV sector imported 12 GW of solar modules in the first half of 2015. Of this, over 6 GW were to Japan, India and the U.S. according to EnergyTrend's latest report. More consolidation is also in the horizon.


Foresight Solar Fund snaps up 34.7 MW UK solar farm

Solar installation, England.

Acquisition of the solar plant in English county of Wiltshire boosts company's net portfolio of British solar assets to 322 MW.


India's local content requirements violate global trade rules, finds WTO

Indian solar installation.

World Trade Organization rules against India in U.S.-led dispute over the country's local content requirements for its solar industry; government likely to appeal decision.


Solyndra misled government to secure $535m loan guarantee, investigation finds

Solyndra HQ, Fremont, California.

Four-year probe finds that the bankrupt solar company misrepresented facts and omitted key information in securing federal loan guarantee under stimulus program.


LDK Solar to supply 67MW for Thai PV project

LDK Solar will be supplying 67 MW of PV modules to a PV project in Thailand under a module supply agreement it signed with EA Solar Phitsanulok.


Victories for net metering in Nevada and Colorado

Regulators in the U.S. state of Nevada have extended net metering for new solar customers until the end of 2015, despite a cap being reached. Also, Colorado has ruled that it will not modify its net metering program.


Brazil qualifies over 11 GW of solar PV projects for upcoming auction

Brazilian authorities have pre-approved 341 solar PV projects for a reserve auction which will take place on August 28. However, even for the projects which are chosen significant barriers remain.


IBC Solar seeks to develop 80 MW in Germany

IBC Solar has managed to implement around 50 MW of solar capacity in Germany in the first half of 2015. The company seeks to develop around 80 MW this year in total.


50% lesser transmission charges for solar in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Solar Association has stated that the transmission charges for inter-state open access solar projects will be halved. This reduction order has been passed by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC)...


Solar alliance urges UK government to support small-scale FIT

David Cameron.

100-strong alliance of small businesses, retailers and local government representatives sign letter urging British Prime Minister to protect feed-in tariff ahead of review later this year.


Germany: 35% more PV storage installations

The number of subsidized solar power storage installations has increased by more than 35% in a year in Germany. Falling prices and the desire for energy independence are fuelling this high demand.


E.ON bets on US for bold solar push

Solar installation, U.S.

The German utility is eyeing expansion into the growing solar space of the U.S. as it pursues investment and development opportunities in PV.


"I am certainly not the solar industry gravedigger," says Asbeck

In a newspaper interview in Germany, SolarWorld's CEO and founder Frank Asbeck defended the crackdown on the Chinese competition with regards to dumping. Additionally, Asbeck criticized German politics which apparently ruined...


Idaho axes PURPA contract lengths in a bid to slow down solar

An enormous queue of solar projects in the state has prompted state regulator to cut contract lengths under a federal law requiring utilities to purchase power from renewable energy.


Elon Musk buys more SolarCity stock following hedge fund manager short

SolarCity stock has seen a series of ups and downs in recent days, falling to its lowest level since October 2013 over the weekend. However, the stock showed a modest recovery following Musk's move.


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