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SolarMax confirms buyer

SolarMax inverters.

The insolvent inverter supplier has announced that an investor has purchased the company and that it will begin trading in June, complete with new service and product offerings.


Japan and China hold fate of PV in their hands

Intersolar Europe 2013.

Consultant predicts more than 45% of the world's demand for solar power will come from the twin Asian markets in the rest of 2013. A record 35.1 GW of demand is predicted for the full year figure.


Canadian Solar sells 10 MW plant valued at more than $52 million

Canadian Solar PV modules Germany

Solar Solutions Inc. has sold a 10 MW solar plant valued at more than $52 million to TransCanada Corporation. It's the first of nine planned facilities Canadian Solar will build and sell for some $445 million.


Conergy reportedly in talks with Asian investor

Conergy building

Germany's Conergy AG is reportedly in negotiations with a potential investor from Asia who may be willing to invest up to €50 million for a 30% stake in the company if banks accept a new deal.


Solar Frontier restarts full production at Miyazaki plant

Solar Frontier Miyazaki plant

Facing increasing demand for thin film CIS modules, Solar Frontier has restarted production at its Miyazaki No. 2 Plant.


Desert Technologies exploring opportunities in Saudi Arabia and beyond

Nabih Cherradi, chief technology officer of Desert Technologies.

Interview: Nabih Cherradi, chief technology officer at Saudi Arabian renewable energy group Desert Technologies, discusses Saudi Arabia's ambitious sustainable energy plans and the growing opportunities in the Kingdom for local...


Brazil to include solar in energy auction

Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Brazil's Energy Research Company has said the country’s A-3 Energy Auction in October would be open to solar and waste-to-energy projects for the first time.


EU-China talks hinge on minimum module price

Karel de Gucht.

EU proposal for a minimum module price of €0.65 per watt rebuffed by the Chinese as JA Solar and Yingli halt shipping volumes to Europe in July. Meanwhile, Croatia's EU accession allows Chinese manufacturers a back door into the...


Bitterfeld poly plant owner pays €12m to offload facility

Polysilicon.

UK poly manufacturer found it cheaper to hand over plant plus €12m than to refund employment grants and subsidies awarded by the EU and German regional government. 'Some' jobs to be maintained under new management team.


China Sunergy sees first-quarter revenue increase

China Sunergy Building China

China Sunergy saw revenue rise 13.4% in the first quarter of 2013 as it continued to expand operations in emerging markets. The company is aiming for a return to net profit in 2013.


MidAmerican completes $1 billion bond offering for 579 MW California projects

Antelope Valley Solar PV projects

Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy will finance the construction of its 579 MW photovoltaic projects in Southern California with a newly completed $1 billion bond offering.


June stock report: The EC and China try to cut a deal

solar stock market traders

Solar equities investors are trying to navigate turbulent waters as uncertainty clouds the way to long-term safety and security.


60 MW submitted for approval in Chile

The Chilean flag.

One day after the Chilean environmental authorities published a 196 MW project by Avenir Solar Chile, a new project has been published. Valleland Solar seeks to build 60 MW also in Atacama.


Cyprus inaugurates 10 new PV parks

A PV installation in Cyprus.

Cyprus electrifies 10 new solar PV parks totalling 1 MW. Installed PV capacity on the island has reached 25 MW with up to 100 MW more due in the next two years.


Sunrun secures $630m for residential rooftops

JPMorgan Chase Tower.

JPMorgan subsidiary is among the investors as San Francisco based third party ownership company builds on recent expansion into 11th state. CEO claims company is installing $2m of systems daily.


NRG Energy completes 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch

California Valley Solar Ranch

The newly completed 250 MW California Valley Solar Ranch is set to fully go online in October.


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