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Meyer Burger confident of H1 2016 sales upturn

Meyer Burger HQ.

The Swiss tooling specialists expect a first half order volume of approximately $267 million, with EBITDA to be slightly above breakeven as the company returns to the black.

US: 2014 to be peak year for solar leasing model, says GTM Research

Solar installation, U.S.

Having outpaced the overall U.S. PV market for the first time, growth in the residential solar sector is being spurred by the solar leasing model, with 2014 likely to be the pinnacle. Solar loans will drive direct ownership from...

Anesco targets 30 MW PV development of UK brownfield site

Colliery in England, U.K.

The British energy company has identified a number of former coal mines in the north of England as prime locations for 30 MW of solar PV installations.

Chronic under-utilization in Indian PV manufacturing, study finds

AEG Bangalore facility.

India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released figures that show only 297 MW of the country's 1.38 GW solar cell production capacity is currently under operation. The situation is only slightly better for the solar...

Niche PV markets to grow to 1.2 GW in a decade, says Lux Research

BIPV installation, Willis Building.

Led by steady growth in the building integrated photovoltaics sector, niche solar markets will prove a steady growth path for thin-film suppliers over the next ten years.

Cyprus Solar Car Challenge revs into gear

Cyprus Solar Car Challenge.

The fifth annual Cyprus Institute's 2014 Solar Car Challenge took place in Nicosia, Cyprus' capital city, on Sunday, amid great fanfare.

US: Homebuyers spooked by rooftop solar leases

SolarCity installing a rooftop application.

Some homeowners in the U.S. have reportedly had to lower the asking price of their property as buyers are reluctant to take on 'unfamiliar' solar leasing contracts.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy agrees PPA for 320 MW Utah solar projects

Utah state capitol building, Salt Lake City.

Warren Buffett's energy group has finalized a 20-year power purchase agreement with First Wind for its planned, 320 MW Four Brothers solar development in Utah, U.S.

California moves to fast-track rooftop solar applications

Rooftop solar array, USA.

Legislation to standardize and quicken the solar permit process in California is set to go before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Wednesday.

India reconsidering solar duties as government opens PV floodgates

Narendra Modi, PM, India.

As new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pursues the PV fast lane, the country's power ministry calls upon the Ministry of Finance to reverse its decision to impose dumping duties on US and Asian suppliers.

Solar still leads US charge

US president Barack Obama.

The latest figures show solar - with 907 MW - was the biggest renewable energy contributor to new electricity generation capacity in the US in the first five months of this year. Five solar projects added 156 MW in May.

Solar developer wins UK High Court battle

A Lark Energy solar scheme in Lincolnshire.

A judge in London's High Court branded a decision by a government minister to block a solar farm a 'perverse decision'. The politician's actions were a result of 'political expediency' said developer Lark Energy after the court...

Greece is China's gateway to Europe

Chinese premier Li Keqiang.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang's three-day visit to Athens coincided with trade agreements that could be worth up to $8.8bn for Greece's beleaguered economy. Investments in Piraeus port and the Greek railway network could be followed...

Australians continue to support the RET

The Australian flag.

A new survey shows that Australians continue to support renewable energy and the mandatory Renewable Energy Target (RET). On the back of the news, two NGO have launched a campaign to pressure the government to maintain the RET –...

RENERGY 2014 closes with calls to remove PV subsidies

Renergy 2014, in Tamil Nadu.

Speakers at Tamil Nadu conference say rooftop subsidy is out of funds and needs to be formally removed. Developers say agricultural solar applications could remove need for indebted distribution companies to penalize commercial...

US: Mosaic launches #PutSolarOnIt day

Mosaic's initially funded installations on community buildings, such as the one pictured, in its local Oakland area.

Solar crowdfunder Mosaic is encouraging Americans to nominate community buildings on which they would like to see solar installed, on its #PutSolarOnIt national day of action today.

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