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IEA review highlights Morocco's progress towards energy transition

Morocco CSP project, Ouarzazate

The country is aiming to install 2 GW of solar power by 2020. In the past two decades, the country has increased the access to electricity among its population from 18% to 98%.

Updated: India officially initiates anti-dumping investigations

India’s Ministry of Commerce has officially launched anti-dumping investigations into imported solar cells from China, Taiwan, Malaysia and the U.S. The investigations will decide if retroactive duties should be imposed.

Applied Materials announces new head

Applied Materials Inc. plans to combine two business units, Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) and Display, under one leader, Ali Salehpour effective as of November, 29.

SolarWorld says it did not receive federal subsidies

SolarWorld has made a statement that it has not received any federal subsidies for the development of its solar manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, Oregon or for the redevelopment of its now-closed Camarillo plant in California.

South Africa: SunEdison closes funding on 58 MW

An image of mountains in South Africa.

SunEdison has announced today that it has closed US$314 million in financing for two utility scale photovoltaic power plants in South Africa. Plans to develop the 30 MW Witkop Solar Park and the 28 MW Soutpan Solar Park can now...

Yingli posts $150 million Q3 loss

A screenshot of Yingli's website.

While basking in the glow of its largest ever supply deal, Yingli Green Energy has posted a substantial loss for Q3 2012. The net loss of U.S. $152.6 million is an increase on the loss of $92 million in Q2, and $29 million in Q3...

Training network for PV researchers

A new EU consortium will develop a training network for PV researchers. The KESTCELLS project as it is called has a total budget of over €3.7 million. The aim is to increase European competitiveness of existing technologies.

System integrators top utility scale development

A rooft with solar modules.

Companies that both develop and install photovoltaic power plants – known as system integrators – have topped the latest list of large scale solar developers. German and American companies remain on top, however new entrants from...

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Strong potential growth for storage, distributed generation and microgrids

IEEE announced today the release of a new report that they commissioned. The report details how energy storage, distributed generation and microgrid technologies stand to evolve given the rapid deployment of the smart grid across...

US: Yingli to supply 170 MW Centinela project

Yingli solar modules.

Vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has signed what it claims is its biggest ever module supply agreement. The company will ship 200 MW of its modules to Southern California for a utility scale...

3M successfully completes Ceradyne tender offer

3M has announced that its tender offer to purchase all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Ceradyne, Inc at US$35 per share was successful.

UK: Green Investment Bank officially open

The new Green Investment Bank has been officially opened. The institution has been funded with £3 billion (€3.7 billion) government funds.

US: Installed price of PV systems continue to fall

The latest edition of Tracking the Sun, an annual PV cost-tracking report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) states that PV power system installed prices fell "substantially" in 2011 and through the first...

Q3 "turning point" for China Sunergy

The China Sunergy office building.

China Sunergy CEO Stephen Cai has suggested that the company’s Q3 financial results, released today, indicate a "turning point" for the company. The cell and module manufacturer posted a net loss of US$23.2 million for the...

AEG and ITM cooperate on energy storage

AEG Power Solutions has signed an agreement with energy storage and clean fuel company, ITM Power. The companies will cooperate on integrating ITM Power's electrolyser with AEG PS's power control electronics.

Emerging markets to grow to 12 GW p.a. by 2017

An Indian power plant's inauguration.

IHS has plotted the shift away from established markets towards emerging markets in its latest photovoltaic market report. It has forecast cumulative demand of around 30 GW to be delivered by the emerging markets over the next...

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