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Eco Energy World connects 70 MW of PV in UK

Exmoor coastline, Devon, U.K.

The renewable energy developer brought five solar PV projects online across the south of England in quick succession, swelling its solar portfolio.

Suntech fraud investigation prompts class action lawsuits; claims of forewarnings

Suntech HQ, Wuxi, China

Following the news that Suntech may have backed fictitious bonds, two class action lawsuits have been launched in the U.S. Meanwhile, media reports claim warnings were sent to the China Development Bank (CDB) urging it not to...

North Africa: Maghreb countries are preparing for the solar sector

Morocco solar photovoltaic panels

With its high solar radiation and growing demand for energy, North Africa is set to become a big future solar market. pv magazine spoke with expert Badr Ikken, director and co-founder of Moroccan-based National Institute IRESEN...

Inventux saved by South American investors

Inventux HQ Germany

The insolvent, Germany-based Inventux has been saved. More than half of the company’s workforce will be retained.

Germany: 4373.5 MW installed in first half

The German Federal Network Agency has announced that in June alone this year, about 1.8 GW of new PV capacity was added to the grid. Reasons may have been the EEG discussions and the expiry dates for transition periods for larger...

Chinese government responds to EU trade case

Chinese PV manufacturing facility.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has responded to EU anti-dumping trade case against Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers. MOFCOM has claimed that the aggressive pricing of Chinese modules is a result of cost reductions,...

Sovello: Situation worse than expected

According to the liquidator, the financial position of Sovello is far worse than feared. The former CEO, Reiner Beutel has resigned from his post. Despite this, operations will continue for the time being.

ReneSola signs 8 MW Australian supply deal

ReneSola modules.

Chinese manufacturer ReneSola announced today that it has signed an eight MW supply agreement with one of Australia’s largest solar specialist companies, True Value Solar.

First Solar reports higher net sales

First Solar released its second quarter financial results for 2012 with net sales of US$957 million. This is an increase of $460 million from the first quarter and $425 million from the second quarter of 2011. First Solar...

Tokelau: World’s first 100 percent PV territory

Workers for the South Pacific working on ground mounts for a PV system.

The South Pacific territory of Tokelau is set to become the first territory to have its electricity provided entirely by photovoltaics. The archipelago is a dependent territory of New Zealand.

Mixed Q2 results from Chinese manufacturers

China PV.

Preannouncements of financial results in Q2 have revealed a mixed bag from Chinese manufacturers, which are facing tariffs on their products in the U.S. and potential anti-dumping measures in the E.U.

'No More Solyndras Act' advances, as sticks and stones are aimed at DOE loans

A photo of the Solyndra factory, taken from a highway.

Led by Chairman Fred Upton (R–Michigan), on August 1, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce effectively voted "aye" on Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees for nuclear and fossil fuel programs, but "nay" to...

Aleo solar lowers revenue guidance

German company aleo solar has reported that its revenue the first half of 2012 has fallen by 28.3 percent, compared to the first six months of 2011.

Stion: Thin films, big ambitions

A church with black solar panels on its roof.

During the Intersolar North America, held in San Francisco July 10 - 12, pv magazine took the chance to turn the spotlight on some key firms in the City and Bay Area. Part three of our series features CIGS innovator, Stion.

China: Government to rescue domestic manufacturers

2012's first and second quarters have seen a major setback in China's manufacturing landscape, with exports falling. Now the Chinese government is stepping in by more than doubling its long-term installation target from 20 to 50...

Philippines approves FIT

A street scene in the Philippines.

After a lengthy process, the Philippines’ Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has approved feed-in tariffs (FITs) for a number of renewable energy sources. For photovoltaics, a FIT of PhP9.68/kWh (US$0.23/kWh) has been announced.

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