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SEIA: TPP will offer advantages for solar

The U.S. solar industry organization says that if passed, the trade deal will generally be positive for solar. SEIA's position is at odds with that of many environmental groups.

21. October 2010 | | Comment now

Malaysian FiTs to be implemented by June

Malaysia will implement FiTs next year.

The Malaysian bill on the Renewable Energy Act is slated to come into Parliament before the end of this year and into force by June next year. This includes the proposed feed-in tariffs for renewable energy.

Mojave Desert project gains approval

Mojave project gains approval.

The 663.5 megawatt (MW) Calico Solar project planned for California's Mojave desert has attained its approval from interior secretary Ken Salazar.

UK will not slash feed-in tariffs

UK will not cut feed-in tariffs

Chancellor George Osborne detailed the United Kingdom coalition government's Comprehensive Spending Review today. The feed-in tariffs will not be cut.

Solarfun and Innovalight sign agreement

Innovalight will supply Solarfun.

Nanotechnology firm Innovalight has signed a three year commercial agreement to supply Solarfun Power Holdings.

UK group buys Italy's Rete Rinnovabile

CEO of Terna believes in the sale.

The UK equity group Terra Firma has purchased Rete Rinnovabile (RTR), a subsidiary of Italy's Terna Firma for a sum between 620 and 670 million euros.

Oerlikon Solar receives 40MW order from China

Oerlikon has received an order from Gongchuang.

Oerlikon Solar announced today its latest customer order from Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaic Science and Technology company.

Solar Frontier and IBM to develop CZTS cell

IBM will develop CZTS cells with Solar Frontier.

Solar Frontier announced today that it has signed a deal with IBM to jointly develop thin film technology based on copper, zinc, tin, sulfur and selenium (CZTS).

Fluor to study Northern Cape's solar potential

Northern Cape, one of the most sparsely populated regions, holds solar potential.

Texas-based Fluor Corporation has announced that it has been selected by the South African Department of Energy to perform a study for a potential solar park development in Northern Cape.

GMR gets approval from Gujarat government

Gujarat plans more solar projects.

GMR Infrastructure has received its approval from the Gujarat government to develop a 25 megawatt solar plant in the north western state in India.

Yingli plans new expansion

Yingli plans further expansion.

Yingli Green Energy Holding announced the plan to expand its projects further by adding another 700 megawatts (MWs) capacity to its Baoding headquarters and in the Hainan Province in China.

15. October 2010 | | Comment now

What's at stake for solar in California

Arnold Schwarzenegger has pointedly refused to endorse Prop 23.

Four years ago, California passed the most aggressive global warming bill in the United States, setting a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Now...

Cautious optimism in Los Angeles

Developers have mixed views on the U.S solar sector.

Cautious optimism prevailed at the Solar Power International this year in Los Angeles. The show closed its doors last night.

Indian solar on a roll

India is on the right path for solar.

India is ahead of its intital target for solar power. The ambitious Solar Mission plan issued last year seems to be hitting the right numbers.

First Solar plans two new plants

First Solar plans its new plants in the U.S and Vietnam.

The company announced today that it plans to build two new four-line manufacturing plants. This is to boost the company's annual manufacturing capacity by nearly 500 MW.

Solar jobs in the U.S on the rise

The U.S solar sector to offer more jobs.

The National Solar Jobs Census gathered by Solar Foundation in the U.S has determined that the number of jobs in the industry has a sunny outlook.

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