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CALSEIA applauds California's new greenhouse gas targets

California state flag.

Order by Governor Brown to impose stricter greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 receives backing of the California Solar Energy Industries Association.


Cupertino Electric builds 30 MW projects in California

Cupertino Electric projects in Huron, California.

The U.S.-based solar installation company Cupertino recently completed two utility-scale solar generation projects totaling 30 MW in Huron, California. The plants are part of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's ambitious 500 MW...


Florida showcase for solar tech advances

The Stars and Stripes.

PV specialists conference looks at developments in thin film technology, new storage solutions and takes a bright outlook for the future of solar.


ABB expresses faith in solar

ABB Building

Maxine Ghavi, ABB’s head of solar business, says the company is open for growth opportunities in the solar sector if it makes strategic sense, adding that the global market is expected to grow more than 10% in the coming years.


First Solar makes $427.7 million from capital increase

First Solar

First Solar has earned some $427.7 million following a capital increase in which it offered 9,747,000 shares of its common stock. It will use the fresh capital for acquisitions and expansion into new territories.


REC desert panels at Intersolar Europe

REC's production facility in Singapore.

Norwegian manufacturer showcases its bifacial, desert-proof Peak Energy panels at Munich trade show. REC, which produces its panels in Singapore, has opened a Dubai office to target the MENA market.


Intersolar Europe: big on downstream and installers

Intersolar Europe 2013

The first day of the Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich wound down on Wednesday with a clear shift towards more downstream services and away from material suppliers. The booming Japanese market is generating plenty of...


Module talks start between EU and China

Karel de Gucht.

EU team meets Chinese specialists to try and find an amicable solution to the solar stand-off. But EU confirms the imposition of anti-dumping duties on Chinese modules will not be on the annual trade meeting agenda on Friday.


Lithuanian solar investors sue government over FIT cuts

The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius

Solar developers in Lithuania are up in arms after the government slashed country's photovoltaic feed-in tariffs and are taking legal action in the hopes that the once generous rates are restored.


Hanwha Q Cells and Marubeni team up to build solar plant in Japan

Hanwha solar PV

Hanwha Q Cells is supplying modules for Marubeni to construct a large scale solar power plant located in southern Japan.


Intersolar Europe: bright skies but declining size

InterSolar Europe 2013

The 2013 Intersolar Europe trade show opened its doors in Munich on Wednesday with fewer exhibitors and visitors expected for the three-day event.


Orix, Kyudenko, JFE partner on renewable energy projects in Japan

Artistic rendering of the Meishihama Solar Plant.

Kyuko Lease Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese financial service provider Orix, has partnered with Kyudenko Corporation and JFE Engineering Corporation to develop approximately 50 MW of green power plants across Japan.


Belectric extends credit line

Germany 67.8 MW Solar PV project

Germany's Belectric has managed to increase its credit facility by 30%, which will allow it to better respond to new growth markets.


Hanwha SolarOne equips 5 MWp PV park in India

Hanwha SolarOne modules shipping

Korean module provider Hanwha SolarOne has provided more than 20,000 modules to equip construction of a PV park project in southeastern India.


Lark Energy to build 100 MW of solar PV farms in the U.K.

Lark Energy 34 MW farm Leicestershire

Lark Energy has secured planning permission for 100 MW of solar parks in the U.K. The company, which will take the lead role in the engineering, procurement and construction of most of the sites, recently completed the...


Siemens to close down its solar division

Siemens Munich HQ

Siemens will shut down its solar division after failing to find a buyer for the unit, which has been on the block since October.


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