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US deployed 60 MW of storage in Q3, finds GTM

The GTM Research Energy Storage Monitor forecasts that the U.S. could add as much as 192 MW of storage capacity over the entire course of 2015.

By the end of the third quarter the U.S. had added more than 100 MW of energy storage capacity for the year, with more than 60 MW coming online in the third quarter, GTM Research finds.


Setback for Canadian Solar in legal wrangle

Canadian Solar modules.

Canadian Solar's apparent victory in its legal dispute with LDK Solar has been overturned by the court that awarded it. The dispute relates to wafer supply contracts which LDK says Canadian Solar broke.


Asia PV materials market boosted by rapid shift in production dynamics, finds Frost & Sullivan

Modules in Vietnam.

Regional appetite for solar power and growing awareness of environmental issues has prompted Asian governments to support the materials industry, which is now worth $1.94 billion, the analysts report.


juwi to build 86 MW PV plant in South Africa

Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

The installation will become the biggest single solar project in the company's history, and will be located in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.


VW builds car industry's largest solar installation in Spain

Seat al Sol project, Spain.

VW-owned SEAT has completed the installation of 53,000 solar panels on a rooftop array at its Martorell factory in Spain.


Critics blast German coalition plans to limit RE expansion

Germany's Schwarze Pumpe power plant, Spremberg, Brandenburg

Germany's new coalition government plans to cap the country's renewable energy target. Renewable energy and environmental groups are condemning the decision, arguing it would turn the country's energy transition on its head.


Citizen-led coalition calling for 3 GW of solar power by 2030 in US state of Colorado

Colorado Namaste Solar CEO demonstrating an installation.

The coalition of more than 11,000 citizens and 280 businesses is calling on Colorado state officials to ramp up rooftop solar installations, with a target of 1 million solar roofs by 2030.


US: NREL data book reveals 83% PV capacity increase in 2012

Solar rooftop installation in the U.S.

The recently released Renewable Energy Data Book details how the industry grew in 2012, revealing a particularly strong showing for solar.


Jun Yang to invest in Lightway, 680 MW of planned PV projects

Lightway Solar in China.

The Hong Kong-based solar power investment company plans to develop 400 MW PV power generation projects in China over the next three years.


Hanergy targets Greece

Athens, Attica region, Greece

The Chinese thin film powerhouse, owner of U.S. firms MiaSole and Global Solar Energy, Engensa in the U.K. and Germany's Solibro, plans to invest $2 billion to develop 1 GW of RE projects in Greece.


PV Parity Project calls for greater support for PV self-consumption

EU map

The PV Parity Project, which aims to increase PV penetration in the EU, is ending its campaign with an argument for stronger support for self-consumers to ensure greater competitiveness.


EU imposes maximum 42.1% anti-dumping tariff on Chinese solar glass exporters

European Union and China flags.

The provisional duties vary between 17.1% and 42.1% depending on each Chinese company's cooperation with the investigation. The tariffs are due to take effect tomorrow, Nov. 28.


JA Solar posts narrows loss, increases revenue by 7.2% in Q3

JA Solar module inspection

The Shanghai-based group said shipments exceeded forecasts due to an improved macro environment and increased business across key territories, particularly in the United States, where shipments tripled sequentially.


US adds 530 MW of new solar capacity in October

California LADWP installation

Solar energy projects provided all of the United States' new energy capacity in October. The First Solar-built 139 MW Campo Verde in California was the biggest solar farm to go online.


Fraunhofer ISE joins US SunShot Initiative

Fraunhofer ISE researcher.

The Germany-based research institute becomes one of only three non-American research partners on the SunShot program, which aims to lower the electricity generation costs of solar energy in the U.S.


SunEdison to build 10 MW facility on former New York landfill

A view of Manhattan from Freshkills Park.

Freshkills Park, located on New York City's Staten Island, has been chosen as the location for the facility, which will become the largest solar energy project in New York.


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