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UK's Bluefield Solar seeks EUR 200m listing on LSE

The London Stock Exchange.

The British solar investment fund plans to raise around $220 million to invest in solar projects and assets by listing on the London Stock Exchange.

New York backs 79 solar projects with $54 million

New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved $54 million for 79 new large-scale solar energy projects across the state. The new projects will add 64 MW to New York’s solar capacity.

2.5 MW solar plant lands in Roswell

Roswell, New Mexico

Green States Energy's 2.5 MW PV plant has begun operation in Roswell, New Mexico, where it will help power nearly 800 homes in the area.

Intersolar North America: positive responses from exhibitors

Fanuc LR Mate assembly robot at Intersolar North America 2013

The second day of the Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco wound down on Wednesday with upbeat assessments from exhibitors as the event continued its focus on new technologies, products and funding opportunities.

JinkoSolar, Soventix partner in South Africa

Arturo Herrero JinkoSolar

China's JinkoSolar has teamed up with German group Soventix on one of the largest roof-mounted PV plants in South Africa.

Sunny days ahead for module suppliers

Global solar module pricing stabilized in the first quarter of 2013 and some suppliers may even return to profitability this year, according to market research group IHS.

Intersolar North America: awards honor social and student housing

Intersolar North America Awards winners 2013

The Intersolar North America Awards, which took place on Tuesday, the first day of the three-day trade show, recognized landmark photovoltaic projects and production technologies.

Intersolar North America: new products from a smaller show

Intersolar North America 2013

The first day of the Intersolar North America trade show wrapped up on Tuesday at the Moscone Center in the city of San Francisco. While the number of exhibitors is down considerably on previous years, they nevertheless unveiled...

Intersolar North America kicks off on a rousing note

California Gov. Jerry Brown, Intersolar NA 2013

The North American chapter of the Intersolar trade show opened its doors on Tuesday with a stirring speech by California Governor Jerry Brown, a major solar supporter who said that there was still a great deal to do to boost...

Berlin, Beijing resolve polysilicon dispute

Philipp Rösler and Gao Hucheng

In a conciliatory sign towards Germany that is sure not to be lost on EU trade minister Karel De Gucht, China has rejected punitive tariffs on European polysilicon imports.

First A credit rating for an Indian solar plant

Astonfield solar park in Gujarat.

Rajasthan project receives A rating by CRISIL, a division of S&P's McGraw Hill Corp.

VC funding fluctuates but downstream and third party continue popularity

MidAmerican Energy Building in Davenport, Iowa.

Downstream activity secured $128 million of the $189 million of VC funding raised for solar from April to June as third party solar companies raked in $1.33 billion.

US: 10 GW PV capacity reached

The solar photovoltaic capacity in the U.S. has now reached the 10 GW milestone. More than 1.8 GW of new solar PV capacity was installed in the first half of this year.

Conergy: operations to continue through insolvency

Conergy HQ

Four days after filing for insolvency in Hamburg, German solar group Conergy AG said operations at its subsidiaries would continue unchanged. While the company has halted work in Frankfurt an der Oder, it expects production to...

Leclanché secures financing for turnaround plan

Lithium-ion storage solutions manufacturer Leclanché has managed to secure more than $17.62 million in financing after a long and difficult fund raising effort. The company also announced its revenues for the first half of 2013.

Cuba to aid Jamaica on PV module production

Jamaica Seven Miles Beach

Jamaica is partnering with Cuba on its plans to start a solar module production facility on the Caribbean nation.

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