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Greece: new renewable energy law provides feed-in premiums and virtual net-metering

Athens, Greece.

Greece's solar PV market has been a roller coaster over the last decade. The new law, approved last week by Greece's parliament, in support of renewable energies attempts to establish the country's clean energy sector with some...

IBC Solar seals distribution pact with SEWT in Morocco

Morocco PV installation

In addition to the distribution agreement, IBC Solar and Moroccan renewable energy company Sun Energy and Water Technologies (SEWT) plan to set up a network of well-trained experts by providing training courses to local...

Meyer Burger secures first order for SmartWire technology

Solar PV module based on SmartWire technology

This first order for a solar PV module line to be equipped with SmartWire technology may be the beginning of an increased popularity for wire mesh PV technologies.

Smartenergy positioned to ramp up c-Si module production

Smartenergy's c-Si fab.

The German PV manufacturer will increase manufacturing capacity at its Luckenwalde fab to 120 MW as it targets utility markets.

Gestamp Solar to build its first utility scale PV project in Japan

Japanese utility scale PV plant.

The Madrid-based solar developer will construct a 31.6 MW PV plant in the town of Daigo, having agreed funding with Deutsche Bank.

EU member states not required to subsidize non-domestic renewable energy production, court rules

European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice said domestic subsidies were justified for environmental protection, but ruled that individual nations are not be obligated to subsidize green energy generated in other EU member states.

SunEdison secures $190 million for 73 MW solar plant in Chile

SunEdison's San Andreas project

The California-based company says the deal consolidates its leadership position in Latin America.

UK PV deployment in first half of 2014 exceeds full-year 2013

19.5 MW Great Glemham, England

Proposed cuts in RO funding for ground-mounted projects are creating serious concerns for some legacy project developers who face the prospect of reduced revenues in 2015 and possibly even bankruptcy, NPD Solarbuzz reports.

Inteco, RE-Pro partner on 135 MW of renewable projects in Europe

Yelena Baturina

Russian businesswoman Yelena Baturina's Austrian company may invest more than $27 million in green energy projects, including solar farms in southern Europe.

Renewable energy records set in California and Texas

26 MW Borrego I solar plant,  California

Solar power in California sets new one-day record of 4.76 GW in June as Texas joins the ranks of the renewables big league, powered largely by wind.

Yingli to leave 'solar legacy' in Brazil following World Cup

Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In addition to becoming the football tournament's first carbon neutral sponsor, the Chinese solar company is planning a reference solar project it hopes will drive demand for similar systems across Brazil.

Capital Stage acquires 16 MW solar projects in France

Aquitaine, France

The German company's latest additions bring its solar portfolio in France to a total of 90 MW.

Chinese group looking for partners to develop solar projects in Russia

Moscow, Russia

After winning the biggest solar project bid in Russia, China's Amur Sirius is seeking financial and tech companies to partner on its planned 220 MW of solar farms.

China founds PV association

Trina Solar chairman and CEO Jifan Gao.

The newly-constituted CPIA will pursue a 'free and fair trade environment for Chinese PV'. The head of Trina Solar has been elected to lead the organization for five years.

Indian manufacturers dismiss threat to NSM

A solar farm in Gujarat, India.

The country's solar manufacturing association says domestic producers and non dumping exporters can more than meet the demand for solar in India. Power minister Piyush Goyal this week said the imposition of AD duties on imports...

UK solar power generation increases 77% in 12 months

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker visits a solar facility, U.K.

While the U.K.'s main energy companies are accused of profiteering, solar has assumed a larger role in the country's energy landscape despite impending subsidy cuts.

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