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Congress debates distributed solar ahead of new legislation

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United States senators on Tuesday received testimony from representatives of the electric power industry, energy regulators and national laboratories on the state of innovation related to the grid.

Suntech's 2012 sales fall by nearly half

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Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd has released preliminary, unaudited, financial figures for Q4 and FY 2012. As expected, the company suffered from significantly falling sales and a battered gross margin. Meanwhile, a creditors...

UK: STA adds voice to opposition to EU solar duties

The U.K.’s Solar Trade Association has added its voice to the opposition to EU Commission trade duties on Chinese solar modules.

Germany: PV FITs decrease 1.8% in May

Germany’s Federal Network Agency officially confirmed that 290 MW worth of photovoltaics were installed in March in Germany. Consequently, FITs will sink by 1.8% between May and July.

Uruguay signs PV decree worth US$400 million

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Uruguay’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Roberto Kreimerman, has signed a photovoltaic energy decree. The aim is to diversify the energy mix. The government will provide incentives worth US$400 million to help install...

Australia: 20 MW Solar Auction receives 15 proposals

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The second stage of the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) Solar Auction has received 15 proposals. 20 MW of capacity will be funded under the government program. Meanwhile a new report has argued that rooftop photovoltaics is...

SolarWorld expects further losses in 2013; signs preliminary deal on 80% of loan

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SolarWorld AG expects more losses in 2013, despite an increase in sales. The Germany-based company has signed a preliminary agreement with creditors for around 80% of its assignable loans, as it posts preliminary losses of €0.5...

Commercial 5 MW battery park to be developed in Germany

Berlin startup Younicos and renewable power utility company Wemag AG are setting up a 5 MW lithium-ion battery park in West Mecklenburg, Germany. Samsung SDI will be supplying the batteries with a 20-year guarantee.

Midsummer sells first CIGS line to EU manufacturer

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Swedish CIGS equipment supply startup Midsummer has announced that it has sold its first turnkey system to a European customer. The sale was made in March with the system to be delivered in late 2013.

PV module industry forecast to see 18% growth in 2013

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IHS forecasts that global photovoltaic module production will grow 18% this year, to over 37 GW; and that OEM manufacturers will increase in significance. Meanwhile, it has identified the top 10 module suppliers by production of...

Solar stocks rally following tax advantage news

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Solar stocks in New York rallied this month on the back of news that a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress would provide solar companies with a tax advantage enjoyed to date only by fossil fuel producers. The sector also...

UK: 11 MW PV plant gets green light

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British Solar Renewables has secured planning permission for an 11 MW photovoltaic farm in St. Allen, Truro, in the south west of England.

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EU sees renewables increase

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According to the latest figures from Eurostat, renewable energy covered 13% of the European Union’s energy consumption in 2011.

EC confirms solar glass anti-subsidy investigation

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The European Commission (EC) has officially launched an anti-subsidy investigation into imports of solar glass from China to the EU. While a final determination could take up to 13 months, provisional duties may be applied within...

Indonesia: 36 new solar plants planned for 2013

The Indonesian government is planning to develop 36 new solar plants across the country this year, according to local media. A higher budget has also been allocated for solar development.

Partnership to see 100 MW of PV capacity added in Puerto Rico

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U.S. wealth management company Greenbriar Capital Corp. and Canadian renewable energy firm Alterra Power Corp. have partnered to develop 100 MW of solar generation capacity in Puerto Rico.

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