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Jordan's Science and Technology University tenders 5 MW of PV

The Zaytouna University in Jordan

Jordan's University of Science and Technology is currently tendering the engineering, procurement and construction of a 5 MW solar PV plant on its premises in the city of Irbid. Apart from Jordan's universities, where the...


SEIA report: U.S. military cuts casualties and costs with solar energy

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is one of the world's largest energy consumers. In recent years, all American military branches have changed their focus from fossil fuels to renewable energies. According to a SEIA report...


Power-One shareholders sue ABB

Swiss power and automation technologies giant ABB announced on April 22 the acquisition of inverter manufacturer U.S. Power-One. But shareholders of the American company are claiming that the US$1 billion sale price is too low....


China waits on EU verdict

A satellite image of China.

China to wait on EU solar panel anti-dumping decision before announcing results of its own probe into polysilicon imports.


Siemens study shows Europe can save billions in renewables pursuit

Power generation solutions provider Siemens has released a study analyzing electrical power producing systems, especially renewable power plants, in Europe, and has identified the potential for optimization. Project siting has...


EU: Big discrepancy expected between provisional and final AD solar duties

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The EU anti-dumping Committee met on Wednesday to discuss the EU’s Commission’s plans to impose AD duties on Chinese solar imports of an average 47%, but no results were reached. The EU member states now have until May 24 to...


JA Solar repays bonds

Chinese PV manufacturer JA Solar has repaid the US$119 million for convertible bonds that was due May 15. The company has stated that it remains commited to meeting all debt obligations to protect the interests of stakeholders.


Applied Materials reports losses in energy and environmental solutions segment

PV equipment manufacturer Applied Materials has posted its second quarter results for the fiscal year 2013. The Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) segment recorded a GAAP operating loss of US$322 million, inclusive of...


Solar power rises in Japan with plans for 636 MW by 2015

Japan solar photovoltaic project

Japan’s corporate giants are establishing major new solar projects in the country, with 636 MW planned by 2015. Japan Asia Group, Nippon Paper, Toyota and Mitsubishi are among the active players in the country’s booming solar...


LDK posts US$1.05 billion net loss in 2012; signs 500 MW supply contract

Debt-ridden LDK Solar has recorded an enormous 2012 net loss totaling US$1.05 billion, significantly up from the $608.95 loss seen in the previous year. Meanwhile, it has signed a wafer supply agreement worth 500 MW with...


Gehrlicher secures €85 million in financing as it seeks to expand international operations

Gehrlicher HQ Dornach bei Muenchen

Germany’s Gehrlicher Solar AG has received €85 million in financing for another two years from an international group of banks led by BayernLB.


SNEC: Trade case uncertainty further depresses investment

SNEC 2013 Solarpraxis booth

As the 2013 SNEC tradeshow closes its doors in Shanghai, uncertainty over the EU trade case and lack of cash flows remain major impediments to investment and innovation. New business opportunities in emerging markets are also...


Germany calls for "conciliatory solution" to provisional AD PV duties

The EU anti-dumping Committee today met in Brussels to discuss the EU Commission's plans to impose average provisional AD duties of 47% on Chinese PV imports on June 6, among other trade cases. The outcome of the consultation...


EU AD duties on Chinese PV imports: A turning point for China?

Henning Wicht

Henning Wicht, principal PV analyst at IHS Solar, talks to pv magazine about the possible effects average AD duties of 47% on Chinese PV imports will have on prices, investors' business models, Chinese manufacturers, EPC players;...


EU to see PV price hike following AD on Chinese imports

Chinese solar photovoltaic manufacturing

The European Commission’s plan to slap Chinese PV modules with punitive anti-dumping duties could lead to a 45% surge in the average pricing for Chinese-manufactured products, result in yield reductions on some solar projects to...


SunPower issues positive 2013 guidance

SunPower solar photovoltaic plant

SunPower has issued guidance for the FY and Q2 2013. Overall, it expects a slight increase in revenue and gross margin compared to 2012, and increased photovoltaic production. It additionally issued details of its global power...


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