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IHS acquires NPD's Solarbuzz, DisplaySearch

SolarCity ZEP installation

The two businesses will be integrated into the IHS Technology division and position the group as a global provider of displays research and solar market information, according to IHS President and CEO Scott Key.

Phoenix Solar suffers significant Q3 losses

Phoenix Solar Messe München

Phoenix Solar AG has suffered significant losses in Q3 2012, thus leading the German company the revise its full year revenue forecasts downwards.

Conergy to develop 21 MW in Thailand

Downtown Bangkok.

More evidence of Conergy’s strong presence in South East Asia has emerged today, with the company announcing that it has been selected to develop two photovoltaic power plants worth 21 MW in Thailand.

S.A.G. Solarstrom posts small Q3 profit

The S.A.G. building.

German photovoltaic project developer S.A.G. Solarstrom has posted EBIT earnings of €2.2 million for Q3 2012. Sales for the company in the quarter totaled €55.4 million, which was more than the previous two quarters combined.

Europe confirms CVD investigation into Chinese PV imports

EU parliament

Just hours after the U.S. made its final tariff determination into Chinese imports of photovoltaic products to the U.S., the European Commission (EC) has now announced that it has launched an anti-subsidy investigation into...

Update: ITC votes in favor of tariffs; finds no critical circumstances

US China flags

As reported yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has unanimously determined that Chinese photovoltaic imports materially injured the U.S. industry, meaning AD and CV duty orders will be issued. It has,...

Bosch introduces further solar scale backs

Bosch Erfurt

Bosch has announced shorter working hours for around 3,500 of its solar employees. A complete phase out of photovoltaics is no longer excluded, despite the fact the company distanced itself from solar exit rumors last month.

REI: Finance challenges remain

People at the opening of REI.

The 6th Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo opened its doors today in Delhi, with fewer exhibitors than last year. Talk at the show has been of the challenges in finding finance to develop photovoltaic projects and of a market...

Desertec agreement postponed; project details unveiled

CSP receivers

The first Desertec Industry Initiative (DII) reference projects are currently being planned. However, an intergovernmental agreement is still to be signed. Despite this, new details have emerged over RWE’s planned Moroccan solar...

MEMC records positive Q3

Despite seeing sales sequentially declining, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. has seen vast improvements in its Q3 2012 figures, compared to a year ago.

Big interest in Poland’s PV market

Poland conference Solarpraxis

Currently the government in Warsaw is still struggling with the reorganization of its solar subsidies. Nevertheless, project planners have already put their hopes in a market that promises attractive subsidies for both large and...

Brazil receives requests for 793 MW of PV

Brazil solar photovoltaic rooftop plant

Requests for regulatory authorization to develop and operate 34 photovoltaic plants worth a total of 793 MW have been received in the past few days, according to Brazil’s national electricity regulator, ANEEL.

LDK Solar terminates wafer supply contract for $33.4 million

LDK branding

LDK Solar has agreed to terminate a long-term solar wafer supply contract with Japan-based Sumitomo Corporation. As a result, Sumitomo will pay LDK US$33.4 million.

Algeria plans over 3 GW of solar

General solar photovoltaic panel picture

Algerian state-owned company Sonelgaz intends to deploy more than four GW of renewable energy in Algeria within the next decade, most of which will comprise solar power.

EU permits expanded range of duty-free Chinese imports; comments on Chinese polysilicon investigation

European Union flags

With the fallout from the ongoing EU anti-dumping investigation into Chinese photovoltaic products continuing with yesterday’s Chinese criticism of FIT subsidies in European member states, the union has muddied the waters further...

Moncada plans 189 MW South African PV project

Solar photovoltaic thin film palnt Bulgaria

Italian renewables company Moncada Group has won the second tender issued by the South African Department of Energy to build a 189 MW, €240 million photovoltaic plant in De Aar, near Cape Town.

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