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China Sunergy's 260 MW deal to supply modules to the state

China Sunergy headquarters.

Latest move to shore up domestic solar industry sees state-owned company sign purchase agreement. 12-month supply deal backdated to start last month.

Armstrong invests $30 million in Southeast Asian solar projects

Symbior 1 MW plant Thailand

Singapore asset management firm Armstrong is teaming up with Thai developer Annex Power on a number of solar and other renewable energy projects throughout Southeast Asia.

Solar PV power output in Italy hits unprecedented high

Italy, solar rooftop

Solar PV scored an unprecedented amount of electricity output, increasing its contribution to Italy's energy mix to 7.3% of the total electricity demand in the first seven months of the year.

Two solar farms to go up in Australian Capital Territory

Following a government auction, two utility-scale solar plants are set to be built in the territory, providing a combined capacity of 23 MW.

Delhi to introduce net metering


Solar supporters are applauding the decision of the Delhi government to introduce a net metering system that will reward solar producers on a monthly basis.

US government to hold auction for solar projects in Colorado

San Luis Valley, Colorado

The U.S. government's Bureau of Land Management is launching its first Solar Energy Zone auction this fall -- part of the Obama administration's push to increase renewable energy development on federal lands.

REC sees boost in Japan but US business in danger due to trade dispute

REC image Moses Lake facility

While Japan is becoming increasingly important for REC's solar panel division, the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China is endangering the group's polysilicon business in Washington.

Chile's Atacama region proves major attraction for developers

Atacama, Chile

Chilean officials say the high interest for solar energy development confirms excellent solar radiation conditions in the region, which looks set to add seven major new projects totalling 658 MW.

Orkney hosts UK's first 2 MW energy storage trial

Orkney Island, Scotland

The Scottish islands are to host a 2 MW lithium-ion battery storage trial after a lengthy previous test in Nagasaki, Japan.

Canadian Solar announces $50 million stock offering

Canadian Solar

Vertically integrated solar manufacturer Canadian Solar company plans to raise up to US$50 million through share sale.

Positive signals from Trina, Yingli and Jinko Solar

Trina Solar PV module production

Analysts from IHS see the second quarter of 2013 as a turning point. Leading Chinese PV manufacturers have posted very positive quarterly figures and markedly improved prospects. The recovery is not expected to be short lived.

SolarWorld halves net loss in first half of 2013

Frank Asbeck, CEO, SolarWorld

The German manufacturing giant has succeeded in winning approval for a restructuring plan and considerably narrowed its first-half loss. CEO Frank Asbeck offers an upbeat assessment.

Foxconn testing solar waters

The Taiwanese electronics group, which is reportedly eager to reduce its reliance on Apple, is expected to decide by year's end whether to expand its solar operations.

Meyer Burger sees a positive turning point

Solar photovoltaic equipment manufacturer Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. has released a rather bleak 2013 first half report on its company sales. However expressing optimism, the company stated that it expects market dynamics to...

BNRG set to begin construction on 20 MWp solar park in UK

BNRG will build the utility-scale project on approximately 120 acres (48.6 hectares) of land in South East England. The plant will be equipped with some 82,000 solar panels, making it one of the largest in the country.

Market share for thin film projected to fall

The market share of thin film photovoltaic panels is expected to decline each year to 2017 according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz PV Equipment Quarterly report. First Solar and Solar Frontier will continue to hold the bulk share...

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