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17. April 2014 | | One comment

Catholic church looks at relation of energy to justice and peace

Solar panels

Church bodies increasingly look towards renewable energy to understand the world and promote environmental justice.


China figures not a surprise, says IHS analyst

China and the US

The predicted Q1 falls from Yingli and Trina Solar are to be expected, says IHS, as solar companies continue to fall on the market.


FLS Energy to build multiple solar facilities around North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

The company is seeking to get $200 million in funding as it seeks to take advantage of the generous tax system proffered by the state.


No US solar shortage this year, says IHS

Rooftop PV installation, USA.

Although antidumping fines on Chinese module suppliers will almost certainly create U.S. panel price hikes, the prospect of a shortage is unlikely, say the analysts.


BayWa r.e. commissions 18 MW solar farm in UK

Great Glemham solar farm, England.

The fourth solar farm from the German renewable energy developer is located in the Welsh village of Whitland.


GreenGo Energy greenlights largest PV project in the Nordics

Kolding Shopping Center, Denmark.

The energy company will collaborate with Danica Pension to deliver 6 MW of rooftop PV capacity in Denmark.


NextEnergy Solar Fund to invest in eight UK projects after completing first round of fund-raising

UK Solar Panels

The fund is set to begin with eight projects, with a further 200 MW planned. The news comes following a disappointing week for funds specialising in renewable energy.


Solar cheaper option than nuclear, new study finds

Cattenom Nuclear power plant.

Report commissioned by Germany's Agora Energiewende reveals that new solar and wind plants are able to generate cheaper low-carbon power than the most modern nuclear reactors.


Obama to lay down solar challenge to US companies

Obama at Nellis Airforce base.

A forthcoming Solar Summit hosted by the White House will outline government support for solar initiatives, including a $15 million PV pathway fund.


Aleo Solar to be sold, dissolved and renamed

Aleo Solar factory.

The troubled German solar company announced today the results of yesterday's extraordinary AGM meeting, revealing it will trade as AS Abwicklung und Solar-Service AG from April 30.


LG Electronics expands production capacity

LG Electronics plant, Gumi, South Korea

The electronics giant is revamping production for a new PV module design and expanding capacity. LG Electronics' total capacity is expected to reach 600 MW by the end of 2015.


Yingli forms $160 million downstream PV development fund

Yingli solar park, China.

Cooperation agreement signed with Shanghai's Sailing Capital to jointly form a CNY 1 billion Renewable Energy Fund for the pursuance of downstream solar projects in China.


JinkoSolar connects 39 MW to China grid

Solar PV plant from JinkoSolar.

The Chinese solar company has completed two PV projects in the province of Jiangsu, China.


Tenaska switches to PV for 150 MW California project

Tenaska 130 MW Southern California project

Originally planned as a largely CPV-based solar farm, the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project will now use PV technolgy. Soitec Solar, which was set to provide its CPV technology for the project, said the decision...


Green economy could add $45 billion to Kenya GDP, says UN

Kenyan children inspecting a solar module.

Greater food security, a cleaner environment and higher productivity of natural resources among the benefits of switch to greener economy, says report.


SolarWorld signs supply agreement with US solar company PetersenDean

SolarWorld HQ, Oregon

PetersenDean, one of the United States' largest privately held roofing and solar companies, will install SolarWorld solar panels as part of its Solar4America campaign.


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