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Court halts restart of Japanese reactors

Fukushima reactor 1.

Plans to restart two reactors in western Japan have been stopped despite green light from nuclear regulator. News comes in the wake of India's pro-nuclear trade agreements.

South Africa: 96 MW Jasper project financing successfully closed

A consortium consisting of SolarReserve, the Kensani Group, and Intikon Energy has successfully closed project financing for the Jasper Solar Energy Project, a 96MW solar photovoltaic project. The project is located in the...

TOP NEWS: EC imposes 11.8% anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports

EU and Chinese flags

The European Commission imposed punitive anti-dumping duties on Chinese PV imports to Europe on Tuesday despite broad industry-wide opposition. The industry expresses its views to pv magazine.

Conergy reaches 1 MW mark in Spain with competitive grid parity projects

Conergy corporate logo

German PV group Conergy has reached the 1 MW mark in Spain with competitive grid parity projects. The company is rolling out similar projects around the globe as competitive systems make PV increasingly attractive.

Canadian Solar branches into South America

Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has opened a new sales and business development office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With this step the company aims to expand its sales network and regional customer service in South America.

Centrotherm out of insolvency

Centrotherm HQ

Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG has received a new lease on life after a German court approved the company’s debt-for-equity plan, which will save some 900 jobs.

Proposals totaling 166 MW submitted to Uruguay’s PV call for tender

Uruguayan PV plant Salto

Projects totaling 166 MW have been submitted just a few days after the opening of Uruguay’s photovoltaic call for tender. The program for large-scale projects has a cap of 200 MW of photovoltaic at a maximal price of US$91.50 MWh.

Trina Solar equips Prosolia’s 10.5 MW UK projects [updated]

Trina Solar PV module production

Trina Solar Limited has provided Spanish PV group Prosolia Energía with 10.5 MW of PV modules for two projects in the U.K. as the two companies look to continue their collaboration.

First class solar plan for Japanese postal service

A Japanese solar rooftop array.

The Japanese postal service has announced it will join the 'Abenomic' revolution by installing solar PV on the rooftops of 286 post offices across the nation.

AFASE starts petition against import duties; EU ProSun responds [updated]

The Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE) is now gathering signatures against the impending EU anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar modules. This petition is a last minute attempt to stop the penalties. EU ProSun has now...

Taipei benefits from China-EU standoff


Tie up between Neo Solar and DelSolar makes new company the second largest cell and module manufacturer in the world as prices and shipment levels rise thanks to the EU-China trade wrangle.

Despite falling FITs: GP Joule focuses on France

GP Joule plant at Pompogne.

German renewables company GP Joule announces intent to build more than 100 MW of new solar capacity in southern France.

US PV demand to grow 20% to 4.3 GW in 2013

PV demand in the U.S. is expected to grow significantly this year, reaching a record high of 4.3 GW. Strong contributions from utility-based projects and renewable portfolio standards are expected to drive U.S. PV demand to more...

Empower Energies appoints Jigar Shah to Board of Directors

Empower Energies, U.S-based renewable portfolio solution provider, has appointed Jigar Shah, the founder of SunEdison and the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, as one of its Board of Directors.

SolarWorld CEO proposes multi million euro lifeline for the company

photo solarworld CEO

Frank Asbeck, CEO and founder of SolarWorld AG, has proposed to invest a double-digit-million euro amount to help his debt-ridden company survive its difficult financial situation, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

Google invests $10m in South African solar project

A South African PV rooftop.

Google director Rick Needham has revealed the search engine giant has invested ZAR103 million (US$10 million) in the Jasper Power Project.

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