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SunEdison sued by Latin American Power shareholders

The shareholders are asking for a court order to protect assets, claiming that SunEdison is near bankruptcy and is trying to hide assets.

China: CNPV inaugurates 7 MW PV project

The inauguration ceremony

CNPV Solar Power SA has announced the inauguration and hand-over of Shandong Province’s largest utility scale photovoltaics (PV) power project.

Australian solar car breaks Guinness World Record

The Sunswift IVy solar car in action

A solar powered car, designed by students at the University of New South Wales, has officially become the world’s fastest solar vehicle after reaching speeds of more than 88 km/h.

18 GW global PV growth possible

PV rooftop installation in US

Jeffries and Co. Inc. has suggested "tremendous" growth in photovoltaics (PV) in North America, China and other new markets will help to absorb a decline in the German and Czech markets.

Malaysia may introduce FITs early

Malaysia's Petronas buildings

pv magazine has learned Malaysia may well introduce its renewable energy feed-in tariffs before the planned June date. The country has also made changes to its photovoltaics (PV) installation targets.

Solar companies must consider new factors for long-term growth

PV installation next to Berlin Bank

New research says 2011 will see solar companies "scrambling" to find the next big growth market following the scaling back of Germany’s FITs. To secure long-term progress, it believes new factors must be considered.

Mongolia: First phase on 30 MW PV plant to begin

Bruce Sohn

First Solar, Inc. and China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co., Ltd. (CGN SEDC) are to develop Phase 1 of a 30 megawatt (MW) AC photovoltaic (PV) plant in Inner Mongolia.

New Turkish FITs disappointing

The PV-clad dean’s building at University

Turkey has announced its new feed-in tariffs (FITs). However, despite beliefs the country is set to become one of the next big photovoltaics (PV) markets, pv magazine has been told the tariffs are not high enough to attract...

Italian PV installations to double

ae photonics PV installation in Italy

Photovoltaic (PV) installations are predicted to double this year, after the market hit overdrive in the fourth quarter, and global investment strengthens. But, trouble may lie ahead.

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New Californian Governor calls for FITs, while Hawaii shows little interest

Newly inaugurated California governer Jerry Brown

Newly inaugurated Californian Governer Jerry Brown has called on the state to introduce renewable energy feed-in tariffs (FITs) to meet proposed distributed energy targets. Meanwhile, expected interest in Hawaii's FIT program has...

03. January 2011 | | Comment now

Germany’s solar branch "begging" for FIT reductions

PV installaiton in Germany next to a road

Germany has once again reduced its solar feed-in tariffs by 13 percent. Further reductions are likely to come into play soon.

India: Trina and Lanco complete 5 MW solar plant

Satellite image of India

A five megawatt (MW) solar power plant has been completed in the Indian state of Gujarat by Trina Solar subsidiary, Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd. and Lanco Infratech Limited.

Despite fears, US renewable energy grant program is extended

President Obama in the Oval office

The U.S. solar market is heading into the New Year with a piggy bank that was just refilled by the federal government.

Tessera Solar sells 850 MW Calico Solar project

California's Mojave desert

U.S.-based K Road Sun LLC has acquired Tessera Solar’s 850 megawatt (MW) Calico Solar project, planned to be built in California's Mojave desert, for an undisclosed amount.

Thailand: Solar Power Co. to install 34 6 MW solar farms

Kyocera solar modules

Solar Power Co., Ltd. is to install a total of 204 megawatts (MWs) in northeastern Thailand through a project, which will see 34 six MW solar farms built.

Spain reduces hours of subsidized sunlight

SunEdison PV power plant in Spain

By a new royal decree (Royal Decreto), the Spanish government has introduced a new limit on the maximum number of hours photovoltaics (PV) installations have the right to receive the feed-in tariff (FIT), sparking criticism from...

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