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Solar trade war: U.S. imposes preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of 26-165% on solar PV from China, Taiwan

The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of 26-165% on imports of crystalline silicon solar PV cells and modules from China and Taiwan.


China paving way for electric vehicles

Tesla solar electric car

In the past week, the government has set a 30% share for state-purchased cars and exempted new energy cars from sales tax.


NREL Research, Crystal Solar win R&D 100 Award

NREL campus, Golden, Colorado

The research facility and the California PV company were honored for their breakthrough in silicon solar cells. NREL has won a total of 57 "Oscars of Innovation" since 1982.


Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of solar

200 kW PV installation atop city building in Dubuque, Iowa

Paving the way for power purchase agreements between customers and private solar companies, the decision is expected to jumpstart solar installations across the state.


N-type mono is coming, but when?

HiCZ ingot puller

A drive for higher efficiency solar PV technologies is expected to spur increased production of n-type mono wafers. However, analysts remain cautious about the exact timing of market adoption.


Sharp bows out of 3Sun joint venture

3Sun PV module production

Italian developer Enel will take over Sharp's solar PV module purchase obligations as well as its share in a separate joint venture which builds, owns and operates PV plants using 3Sun modules.


US projects on hold as trade dispute ripples through industry

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Along with the World Cup soccer semifinals, the U.S. China solar trade dispute was a major talking point at the Intersolar North America, which wound up yesterday in San Francsicso. Tim Brightbill, SolarWorld's legal council in...


Pakistan approves feasibility study for solar project

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif.

Nawaz Sharif's government is considering three more feasibility studies after 24 letters of intent for solar schemes were issued. Sharif's rural electrification program is continuing apace.


Australian PM courts further solar controversy

Tony Abbott, World Economic Forum.

Ahead of the G20 Brisbane summit in November, Tony Abbott's office has been accused of trying push this week's environmental goods deal off the discussion table.


South Africa enters global top 10 for utility scale solar

Cape Town solar PV installation, South Africa.

The Rainbow Nation has installed more than 503 MW of utility scale solar, placing it 10th overall globally, according to Wiki-Solar.


Industry welcomes Indian budget

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley.

The Indian solar industry was broadly positive after India's new government outlined its spending plans. Tax measures to boost manufacturing could hint at a pending imposition of AD duties on imports.


Solar-powered benches rolled out in Boston, US

Soofa, Boston, U.S.

Created by startup Changing Environments, the Soofa is a solar-powered park bench that allows users to charge their mobile devices while resting.


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More than 1 GW of solar PV expected to come online in Latin America in 2014

SunEdison San Andres project.

GTM Research's new report shows a boom in utility-scale solar PV project starts in Latin America, and Chile remains the region's largest market.


Kyocera sues Hanwha Q CELLS Japan over patent infringement

Kyocera fab, Japan.

The Japanese company files lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan for alleged patent infringement of its three-busbar solar cell technology.


Zimbabwe plans 300 MW solar PV project

Harare, Zimbabwe.

The African nation's power minister reveals details of $250 million plan, which will consist of three separate projects open to tender.


EU reaches deal on Germany EEG reform, awards EUR 1bn climate change funding

The European Commission, Brussels.

The European Commission says Germany has agreed some key changes to the legislation outlined in its energy transformation plans.


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