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Desertec loses major German partners

Desertec solar array in Morocco.

The future of the ambitious, multi-billion dollar-project to generate renewable energy in the MENA region in order to supply Europe appears to be in doubt following the exit of major German partners.

ITC finds dumping and subsidy damage from Taiwanese cells

The U.S. Department of Commerce building.

The International Trade Commission has just revealed its 'affirmative' decision. Preliminary AD duties are now due to be decided upon next month.

S.A.G. Solarstrom to open insolvency proceeedings

S.A.G. Solarstrom in Freiburg, Germany.

The German developer has announced it will open general insolvency proceedings on March 1 after a brief flirtation with self-administered proceedings. The crisis started after problems in the UK and Italy.

Future sunny for Roth & Rau

Roth & Rau headquarters

The solar engineering company is seeing signs of recovery in the PV market as it focuses on the development of high-tech production equipment.

Talesun extends reach into Turkey's solar sector

The Turkish flag.

The international solar company has established a new partnership with Ege Trade just two months after its first foray into the Turkish solar market.

US challenges India's domestic content requirement

PV manufacturing in India

The White House argues that India's domestic content requirements not only hinder international cooperation on clean energy but also make solar energy more expensive for the country.

Polysilicon demand to rise 25% in 2014

Solar polysilicon.

Module shipping expectations of 49 GW this year is driving demand, according to NPD Solarbuzz, which predicts the reduction in the amount of polysilicon needed per watt will continue but at a reduced rate.

EU smart cities project launched

CLINES project members.

The first meeting of the EC-funded CLINES project has been held in Aalborg. The €2m scheme will aim to foster smart energy efficiency technology innovation in the EU.

Taiwanese cell makers fear duties amid booming demand

A satellite image f Taiwan.

Cell and wafer manufacturers in Taiwan are reporting record figures. But the industry is reportedly concerned about moves by Chinese module makers to represent it in talks with the U.S. authorities.

Point-Counterpoint: US solar sector squabbles over China

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama may soon have to referee the U.S. solar industry's ongoing rumble over Chinese PV imports and SolarWorld's zealous crusade against Beijing's proactive role.

'When Americans demand their right to energy independence, we see good things happen'

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA

In an exclusive interview, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), discusses the current state of solar in the United States.

SunEdison eyes PV manufacturing complex in Saudi Arabia

Rub al Khalid Desert, Saudi Arabia

The U.S. company and its local partners are planning an ambitious, $6 billion PV fab in Saudi Arabia that would cover the entire production line, from polysilicon to modules.

Hopes for a CIGS boom in South Africa

PTiP CIGS production fab, South Africa

Thin-film manufacturer PTiP and Germany's Singulus have taken their first step in realizing an ambitious vision of creating a prosperous CIGS production industry in South Africa.

Advanced Energy buys AEG control module business

AEG solar application.

The U.S.-based power conversion firm will contract AEG Power Solutions GmbH to manufacture modules at its factory in Germany.

Wacker, OCI benefiting from China's polysilicon duties

Wacker polysilicon chip inspection.

The German and Korean polysilicon manufacturers are enjoying strong business turnover in the wake of China's anti-dumping duties, says Bernreuter Research.

Chinese modules with Taiwanese cells still Chinese

European Commission

The European Commission says a clarification of rules of origin tightens import regulations for Chinese modules, preventing manufacturers from selling goods from third countries.

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