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Panel installation begins on Washington DC universities' 52 MW solar project

Washington University.

SunEnergy1 has begun installing JinkoSolar panels at the Duke Energy Renewables solar project in North Carolina, which will feed solar power to three Washington, D.C., universities.

US on track to become world’s largest utility-scale PV market

290 MW Agua Caliente solar photovoltaic project US

According to new figures, the U.S. is set to become the largest utility-scale photovoltaic market in the world, having recently overtaken Spain. Currently, Germany is sitting in pole position.

Denmark to cut PV subsidies

Denmark solar photovoltaic installation

The Danish government will reduce remuneration for photovoltaic plants following strong growth. The current proposal is to be negotiated in the coming weeks.

Ecosummit 2012: smart solutions for the renewable sector

A man with a radio mic.

With the global market in flux, the photovoltaic industry could benefit from innovative approaches to demand side management and consumer-focussed solutions. Next week's Ecosummit in Düsseldorf, on November 14 and 15, will be...

SMA posts €116 million EBIT for 2012

An SMA inverter factory.

In the first nine months of 2012, inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has managed to increase sales volumes and has posted a EBIT result of €116 million. The results were announced today by the company, which reports that...

California: Proposition 39 to boost renewables

The Californian flag.

In the wake of the hype surrounding Tuesday’s presidential election, an important boost to renewable-energy development in California has received little attention. Proposition 39 was passed by a 60% majority at the state’s poll,...

Phoenix Solar suffers significant Q3 losses

Phoenix Solar Messe München

Phoenix Solar AG has suffered significant losses in Q3 2012, thus leading the German company the revise its full year revenue forecasts downwards.

Conergy to develop 21 MW in Thailand

Downtown Bangkok.

More evidence of Conergy’s strong presence in South East Asia has emerged today, with the company announcing that it has been selected to develop two photovoltaic power plants worth 21 MW in Thailand.

S.A.G. Solarstrom posts small Q3 profit

The S.A.G. building.

German photovoltaic project developer S.A.G. Solarstrom has posted EBIT earnings of €2.2 million for Q3 2012. Sales for the company in the quarter totaled €55.4 million, which was more than the previous two quarters combined.

Europe confirms CVD investigation into Chinese PV imports

EU parliament

Just hours after the U.S. made its final tariff determination into Chinese imports of photovoltaic products to the U.S., the European Commission (EC) has now announced that it has launched an anti-subsidy investigation into...

Update: ITC votes in favor of tariffs; finds no critical circumstances

US China flags

As reported yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has unanimously determined that Chinese photovoltaic imports materially injured the U.S. industry, meaning AD and CV duty orders will be issued. It has,...

Bosch introduces further solar scale backs

Bosch Erfurt

Bosch has announced shorter working hours for around 3,500 of its solar employees. A complete phase out of photovoltaics is no longer excluded, despite the fact the company distanced itself from solar exit rumors last month.

REI: Finance challenges remain

People at the opening of REI.

The 6th Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo opened its doors today in Delhi, with fewer exhibitors than last year. Talk at the show has been of the challenges in finding finance to develop photovoltaic projects and of a market...

Desertec agreement postponed; project details unveiled

CSP receivers

The first Desertec Industry Initiative (DII) reference projects are currently being planned. However, an intergovernmental agreement is still to be signed. Despite this, new details have emerged over RWE’s planned Moroccan solar...

MEMC records positive Q3

Despite seeing sales sequentially declining, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. has seen vast improvements in its Q3 2012 figures, compared to a year ago.

Big interest in Poland’s PV market

Poland conference Solarpraxis

Currently the government in Warsaw is still struggling with the reorganization of its solar subsidies. Nevertheless, project planners have already put their hopes in a market that promises attractive subsidies for both large and...

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