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India: Another 750 MW up for auction

SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) will be holding auctions for a total of 750 MW of solar projects in Maharasthra and Gujarat.

Yingli Green Energy halves losses and posts 26.1% growth in second quarter

Second quarter revenue surges past $550 million as the company halves its losses for the second quarter of 2013.

Former Q-Cells SE insolvency proceedings gain speed

The creditors of Q-Cells SE, now renamed Global PVQ SE, have approved with a majority the procedural insolvency plan submitted by insolvency administrator Henning Schorisch. The first payout rate for this year has been set at...

Tritec activates 5.21 MW rooftop plant

A rooftop solar installation, in Switzerland.

The Swiss solar energy company Tritec has connected to the grid a 5.21 MW roof solar plant. Tritec says this is the largest solar power plant in Switzerland.

Japan: Grid capacity may limit solar growth

The Japanese flag.

New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has concluded that southern Japanese utilities could have less that 1 GW of grid capacity remaining for new solar and wind projects.

Azerbaijan to map out its solar and wind capacity


Azerbaijan is set to ramp up its renewable energy capacities. The government has instructed the Institute of Geography (IG) at the National Academy of Sciences to draw up the country’s solar and wind power maps by July next year.

Sunlabob to lead on solar PV training in Kiribati

Laos-based Sunlabob Renewable Energy wins contract to provide hands-on solar PV training and related equipment to the Pacific island state of Kiribati.

Centrosolar believes antidumping measures will likely "change the game"

Photovoltaic integrated systems and components manufacturer Centrosolar released its reviewed half-year interim report for 2013. Despite the company still being in the red, it believes that its restructuring will be successful,...

SEIA white paper addresses US solar asset valuation best practice

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has published a comprehensive white paper addressing the most common pitfalls and suggested best practice when valuing U.S. solar energy projects.

Bosch modules continue to be produced

Photovoltaic module manufacturer Bosch will continue production until the end of the year according to reporting in the German press. Thereafter Bosch will discontinue the manufacture of crystalline solar modules. Whether there...

China to remain on top despite looming shakeout

Yingli PV production

A chaotic consolidation, fraught with uncertainties, will still provide new opportunities in the Chinese market for new investors and global firms, Lux Research says.

PV capacity in Brazil could hit 100 GW by 2050

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rejecting current government estimates, Greenpeace Brazil offers an ambitious outlook for the development of PV in the country that would see future capacity increase tenfold.

Interview: The lure of Latin America

David Pérez, Eclareon

David Pérez, partner at Eclareon in Madrid, Spain, discusses emerging markets in Latin America and the growing prospects for photovoltaics in the region.

Armstrong Fund raises $130 million for projects in Southeast Asia

Map Southeast Asia

Investors IFC Catalyst Fund, FMO and SIFEM have raised $130 million for investment in small-scale renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia ranging between $5 million and $12 million.

Kawa acquires Conergy's global subsidiaries

Conergy building

The Florida-based investment firm has picked up Conergy's successful foreign assets, including North American and Asian sales units, which boast strong orders for large-scale power plants.

Solar PV demand in the UK falls 46% in second quarter

Solarbuzz image

Solar market analyst NPD Solarbuzz reports that U.K. demand for solar PV decreased in the second quarter despite the country attaining GW-status in its end-market territory.

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