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SPI to acquire 50 MW UK solar pipeline

Town of Arundel, England.

Chinese-headquartered solar group signs development rights agreement with project owner Global Renewable Construction Limited Group to acquire PV pipeline across U.K.


Empower Energies appoints Jigar Shah to Board of Directors

Empower Energies, U.S-based renewable portfolio solution provider, has appointed Jigar Shah, the founder of SunEdison and the first CEO of the Carbon War Room, as one of its Board of Directors.


SolarWorld CEO proposes multi million euro lifeline for the company

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Frank Asbeck, CEO and founder of SolarWorld AG, has proposed to invest a double-digit-million euro amount to help his debt-ridden company survive its difficult financial situation, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.


Google invests $10m in South African solar project

A South African PV rooftop.

Google director Rick Needham has revealed the search engine giant has invested ZAR103 million (US$10 million) in the Jasper Power Project.


Ontario to remove domestic content requirement from FIT program

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Following the failure of an appeal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) decision against the domestic content requirement of its renewable energy FIT scheme, the Ontario Energy Department has announced plans to remove the...


New Jersey approves $446 million solar plan

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New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved on Wednesday a US$446 million solar program.


LDK Silicon's lenders hold fate of the debt-saddled group

LDK Solar

Debt-stricken polysilicon, wafer and module manufacturer LDK Solar could be set for more tough talks with lenders after admitting to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will breach the terms of a June 2011...


After a month of knee-jerk trading, investors and analysts await EU tariff decision

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In May, the New York solar equities market took a page from the parable, "The Emperor’s New Clothes." While investors reacted swiftly to favorable company reports - propelling those stocks prices higher (as in the case of JA...


Lux Research expects a healthy and profitable return of solar industry

Due to converging supply and demand, the solar industry is all set for a quick rebound. According to the new findings released by Lux Research, the global module capacity will fall to about 58 GW in 2015 and module margins will...


Hanwha SolarOne narrows first quarter net loss as shipments rise

Hanwha SolarOne factory

Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd. narrowed its net loss in the first quarter as higher shipments boosted overall revenue.


Wafer squeeze a result of EU tariffs

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While the politics surrounding the EU tariffs on Chinese photovoltaic modules continues to play out, possible effects of the tariffs are beginning to emerge. Manufacturers in Taiwan look set to benefit, but whether European cell...


Japan's solar installations surge in first quarter

Information and analytics provider IHS Inc. has released a new report that shows a total installed PV capacity of 1.5 GW in Japan in the first quarter of 2013. The strong growth is expected to carry on throughout 2013.


Yingli losses more than double in first quarter

Yingli solar PV production China

Yingli Green Energy’s net loss more than doubled in the first quarter of the year to CNY 611.8 million ($98.5 million, €75.6 million) as PV module shipments declined, resulting in a 15% drop in revenue to CNY 2.68 billion ($431.4...


In U.S., mid-size project momentum "puts solar where the sun doesn't shine"

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Momentum for municipal/mid-size solar installations is growing in the United States, says NPD Solarbuzz. The research firm's analysts announced on Wednesday that solar projects in the range from 100 kW to 2 MW account for over...


Trina Solar's first quarter results: domestic sales down

Photovoltaic module manufacturer Trina Solar Limited has announced their first quarter results for 2013. Module shipments saw a sequential decrease and Europe continued to bring the largest revenue slice for Trina Solar....


Isofotón to file for restructuring proceedings following $96 million lawsuit

Isofotón HQ in Málaga, Spain

Hit by unexpected liabilities related to its former management, including a $96 million lawsuit by U.S. polysilicon producer Hemlock, government demands to return subsidies and a refusal by banks to refinance its growing debt,...


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