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01. December 2015 | | One comment

Walmart continues to lead U.S. corporate adoption of solar

The world's largest retailer is also hosts the most solar on its U.S. facilities of any corporation, with 32 MW added in 2015 to reach 142 MW overall.

Intersolar India: 4 GW park first step towards achieving 18 GW in a decade

Intersolar India

UPDATE: India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy hopes to build five "ultra-mega renewable parks," which could generate up to 18 GW in the next 10 years.

Turkey sets date for new solar PV applications


The country's energy watchdog has announced that it will begin accepting new solar PV license applications in April 2015.

Hanwha SolarOne posts $75 million third-quarter net loss

Hanwha SolarOne PV production

Lower shipments resulted in a slight drop in revenue and a major increase in net loss for the Chinese PV manufacturer despite further expanding its global footprint and increasing business in Japan, China and the U.S.

UN Climate Change Conference: A cry for help

Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines 08.11.2013

Political leaders at the conference were moved by a Philippine delegate's challenge to prevent future catastrophes and prove that the meeting is more than a 'carbon-intensive gathering of useless frequent flyers.'

SolarWorld posts 26% revenue contraction for Q3

SolarWorld PV modules in production.

Due to ongoing restructuring within SolarWorld AG, group revenue reached just €345.6 million in Q3, despite a 57% increase in trade shipments.

Revised IHS forecast predicts greater global spending on solar

IHS solar expenditure forecast.

As market conditions begin to improve, the analysts have raised their forecast for PV capital spending, predicting a 42% increase in 2014.

Mascotte seeks bond deal as it struggles to reduce debt pile


With liabilities of HK$236 million ($30.4 million), the Taiwanese company has negotiated an agreement with bondholders but must still convince shareholders.

Ontario opens application window for small FIT projects

A satellite image of Ontario.

The OPA will allocate FIT payments for up to 123.5 MW of small solar projects plus 15 MW for planned arrays on yet to be constructed buildings. The procurement rules for larger projects are still being formulated.

Solar cells picking up good vibrations

Queen Mary University of London

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

It's all good news in GCL update

GCL-Poly manufacturing.

Polysilicon and wafer manufacturer GCL-Poly has nothing but rises to report to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The figures include a 511% increase in third-quarter polysilicon sales, year on year.

Intersolar India kicks off

Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

Some 170 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors are expected to attend this year's exhibition. The conference, which will see 700 visitors, is highlighting the development of India's solar mission and state programs.

Obama nominates Neil Kornze for top BLM post

Neil Kornze, the BLM's principal deputy director.

Kornze is seen as a main architect of the Obama administration's public lands solar policy at the Bureau of Land Management, playing a major role in developing the administration's Western Solar Plan.

COP 19 starts in Warsaw


UN climate change meeting opens with expectations at a record low. A Paper on the benefits to solar of carbon taxes and a U.S. commitment to Kyoto seems optimistic.

Suntech granted Cayman Islands liquidation

Suntech production.

Decision by the authorities in the Carribean tax haven means work can start in winding up the international shell company. Complications with the proposed liquidation could obstruct Jiangsu Shunfeng's acquisition of Wuxi...

Punjab chief minister announces 500 MW plant

The flag of Pakistan.

Few details are released about a project deal reportedly agreed with Canada. Chief minister Sharif is also said to have announced plans for a 1 GW electricity generation scheme.

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