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UK: Tory victory muddies solar waters

David Cameron.

Despite overseeing fastest growth in the U.K.'s PV industry, a majority Conservative government has been quiet on the issue of solar’s future, say experts.

Juwi commissions solar plants in France and Japan

Juwi installs 10.5 MW plant in southern France. Company claims the development was nothing to do with the government call-for-tender system, launched in 2011.

Conergy files for insolvency

German solutions provider Conergy filed for insolvency on Friday at the Hamburg District Court. Subsidiaries Mountain Systems and Conergy SolarModule also opened insolvency proceedings. Conergy's management board expects German...

Net metering in Dominican Republic shows results

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has become a solar leader in Latin America, recently building a 1.5 MW plant and more recently a 267 kW project. Another 800 kW facility is in the works.

Bulgarian PV industry protests limits on renewable energy production [UPDATED]

Bulgaria Gehrlicher Solar

Bulgaria's photovoltaic industry protesting efforts by major utilities to limit renewable energy generation. The Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association has taken its complaints to the highest authorities.

UK adds 261 MW in first quarter of 2013

U.K. 5 MW PV park England

The U.K. added 261 MW in the first quarter of 2013, bringing the total installed solar PV in the territory to 2 GW, while the share of electricity generation from renewables reached 12.3%.

India: 418 MW of PV offers for Andhra Pradesh

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has received offers to set up 418 MW of photovoltaic capacity at INR6.49 (US$0.11) per unit price. This was finalized under the state's solar policy.

Debate in Georgia: How much solar is enough?

Atalanta, Georgia

Despite the fact that the U.S. is increasingly embracing solar power, some major electricity providers are resisting the trend. Atlanta-based Georgia Power is now facing a statewide revolt as calls for more solar grow louder....

SMA to downsize massively

SMA has announced today that it will inform its employees of the necessary personnel adjustments as a response to the difficult solar market situation. SMA plans to gradually downsize its full-time employee pool by 700 in Germamy...

China's STGCON, German CEO battle for Asola's future

Asola HQ Erfurt, Germany

The battle for German module manufacturer and automobile applications maker Asola has been raging for months. Shanghai-based STGCON Group has now announced that it intends to turn Asola Solarpower into a European development...

Low worldwide bookings for PV equipment in the first quarter

Global trade association Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) has released their 2013 first quarter statistics report on the worldwide photovoltaics equipment market. Billings and bookings numbers still look...

MGM Resorts, NRG Solar team up on 6.2 MW Las Vegas project

NRG Solar project Mandalay Bay convention center

NRG Solar is designing and developing a 6.2 MW photovoltaic project for MGM Resorts International's first commercial solar project in the U.S. -- a rooftop installation on the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas,...

India's anti-dumping hearing scheduled for July 18

Responding to the pleas of local Indian manufacturers India launched investigations into anti-dumping duties on solar cells from the U.S., China, Malaysia and Taiwan last year. An official hearing is now said to be scheduled for...

Gehrlicher Solar erects 9 MWp projects in Romania

Gehrlicher solar park in Mures, Romania

Gehrlicher Solar has finished construction on three ground-mounted systems in Romania with a total capacity of 9 MWp and is currently building additional projects of 5 MWp. It will soon have a total of 23 MWp of installed...

Apple plans new solar array in Reno

Technology giant Apple will be developing a new solar array in Reno, Nevada in the U.S. The goal is to power the company's data center in Reno completely with renewable energy. Apple will work together with the local utility NV...

[UPDATE] Desertec founder explains reasons for Dii split

Dr Thiemo Gropp.

Industrial consortium's communications problems exemplified when Desertec members read an online news story stating plans to sell Saharan energy to Europe may be altered. Foundation's co-founder says visionary group will continue...

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