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Massachusetts utility-scale PV sector in danger

The U.S. state of Massachusetts has proposed not setting aside any capacity in 2016 for traditional solar PV projects larger than 650 kW under the new SREC II program. The state's solar industry warns that this will have major...

Sharp to sell off Recurrent Energy?

Ontario Recurrent Energy solar photovoltaic park

Media reports have indicated that Japan-based Sharp is intending to cut around 18% of its global workforce and sell off Recurrent Energy LLC. While the U.S. company could not confirm the news, it did provide pv magazine its...

Conergy cancels long-term wafer contract; transfers PV plants to MEMC

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Conergy AG has cancelled its long-term photovoltaic wafer contract with MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. As a result, the German company no longer expects to reap a positive EBIDTA in 2012. It has also agreed to transfer...

Bernreuter Research sees rebound for leaner polysilicon

Germany-based Bernreuter Research says that according to its analyses, the polysilicon sector will slowly recover from its current oversupply situation by 2014. The findings were presented at the 27th EU PVSEC in Frankfurt am...

EU ProSun files second solar complaint

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EU ProSun, headed by SolarWorld AG, has filed a second official complaint to the European Commission, this time accusing Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers of receiving illegal subsidies.

EU PVSEC: Grid connection challenges can be overcome

Winifred Hoffman EPIA

Grid connection and stability issues can be overcome to encompass a more electricity-intensive energy mix in Europe, with photovoltaics supplying up to 25% of that demand by 2030. The findings have been released in a report by...

PV interest in Uzbekistan increases

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Several large photovoltaic power plants are expected to be built in Uzbekistan soon, with the participation of both local and foreign investors.

Malaysia: Applications for 8 MW of rooftop PV open

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Malaysia's Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has announced that applications for 2 MW of rooftop photovoltaic projects in H2 2012 and 6 MW for H1 2013, have opened.

German PV equipment sales continue to decline; stronger cooperation urged

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On the back of weakened demand from Asian customers, sales of German photovoltaic equipment have fallen by half in Q2 2012, compared to the same period last year. To maintain competitiveness, cooperation with local industry is...

US military to spend $1.8 billion on clean energy by 2025, with 'net zero' results

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U.S. military spending on renewable energy programs, including conservation measures, is expected to increase steadily over the next 12 years, reaching almost US$1.8 billion in 2025.

PV stabilization phase predicted in 2013

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Rewards in the form of "strong" market gains await those photovoltaic module manufacturers that survive 2013, states NPD Solarbuzz. It adds that 2012 end-market demand for product is unlikely to reach 2011’s record levels....

China: Aleo terminates avim solar module production

aleo solar HQ Germany

Aleo solar AG has announced the termination of its avim solar production Co. Ltd. joint venture (JV) in China. The decision has affected 246 employees.

Renewables only energy source to offer price reductions

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Renewables, led by photovoltaics, are the only options for energy price reductions in the future, says the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC). In addition to calculating how many GWs of photovoltaics could have...

Solar inverter plant opens in South Africa

AEG new Protect PV630 solar photovoltaic inverters

Netherlands-based power equipment supplier, 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions, has officially inaugurated its new solar inverter manufacturing facility in South Africa.

Meyer Burger announces 303 Watt PV module

Meyer Burger HQ Switzerland

Using just 60 solar cells, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has created a 303 W photovoltaic module in production conditions. "Significant" cost reductions are expected to follow.

Air Liquide unveils new solar R&D lab

Air Liquide

Air Liquide has inaugurated its new R&D lab in France. Via a solar cell pilot manufacturing line, the company aims to speed-up the introduction of next generation passivation and light trapping technologies.

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