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IRENA calls for a doubling of global renewables to save over USD4 trillion a year

REmap: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future press briefing at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

The sustainable energy organization outlined the second addition of its global roadmap, claiming that if it were to be adopted, it could save the global economy up to $4.2 trillion annually by 2030, as well as saving 4 million...

UK PV sector buoyed by JA Solar and ET Solar projects

Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

The two solar companies have expanded their presence in the U.K. by 7.8 MW and 8.4 MW respectively.

PV Expo Tokyo: show closes on an upbeat note

PV Expo Tokyo

The final day of the show saw busy traffic in the exhibition halls as organizers reveal improved numbers on last year.

JCM Capital: raising funds for solar projects in emerging markets

Tom Heintzman, managing director of JCM Capital

Interview: Tom Heintzman, managing director of JCM Capital, discusses the company's private investment funds, finding the right projects and how best to mitigate risk.

Europe's PV associations pen open letter to EU challenging EEAG proposals

Joaquin Almunia.

Led by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, the letter urges new state aid to support the renewable energy transition, not hamper it.

GCL-Poly signs 4 GW wafer supply contract with Taiwan companies

GCL-Poly production facility in China.

The Chinese manufacturer has signed a three-year deal with Taiwanese cell makers Neo Solar Power and Topcell Solar International Corporation.

Sri Lanka strikes deal on 150 MW solar PV project

Hambantota Port, Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

The island nation’s Board of Investment has agreed a $190 million contract with Australia’s Energy Puzzle Group to develop the factory.

Global solar market to grow by 20% in 2014

Ground-mount solar installation in the U.S.

A survey of the world's leading solar analysts by Bloomberg finds that the global solar sector will add 44.5 GW of PV capacity this year, underpinned by Chinese growth.

Centrosolar approves US-focused restructuring program

Centrosolar HQ, Munich.

Creditors vote in favor of a board proposal to continue trading through Centrosolar America Inc., and to sell off the group's remaining European subsidiaries.

PV Expo Tokyo: Japanese market flowing downstream

PV Expo Japan, day two, 2014.

As the Japanese PV market matures, demand for services and residential and commercial rooftop applications is growing, as evidenced on day two of the PV Expo Tokyo.

SolarWorld asked to explain recent Qatari backing

Jigar Shah, CASE president.

The president of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) challenges SolarWorld to explain Qatar Solar Technologies' 29% stake in the company.

Trina Solar secure EPC contract for Jordan's largest PV project

Amman, Jordan.

The Chinese solar company will supply its high efficiency modules to the 2 MW solar rooftop project in Amman, the nation's capital.

Construction begins on 55 MW PV plant in Israel

Negev Desert, Israel.

Spanish solar company Grupo Clavijo will provide trackers for the project, which is due to be connected in May this year.

Deutsche Bank finance 56 MW UK solar projects for SunEdison

Westmill Solar Park, England.

A non-recourse debt financing arrangement will fund SunEdison's entry into the U.K. with four new utility-scale solar PV projects.

India to block US-requested WTO solar probe as relations sour

Barack Obama with Department of Energy representatives.

Following a White House call for WTO investigations into India's domestic content requirements, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has instructed officials to block all attempts to examine trade practices.

China preparing list of solar projects eligible for government support

Hainan Haikou skyline, China

Chinese provinces have until April 2 to put forward solar PV projects for consideration for financing from China Development Bank Corp.

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