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IDB approves US$66 million for Uruguay's first large utility-scale solar PV plant

The La Jacinta project is a breakthrough for Latin America, as one of only five solar projects larger than 50 MW to secure both a power contract and financing.


LDK Solar has amassed funds needed to exit insolvency

LDK Solar's headquarters.

The Chinese manufacturer says it has enough cash to get back on its feet. LDK's liquidators are seeking permission to halve the creditors' settlement and extend the deadline to complete an offshore restructuring.


SunPower results slip slightly in the second quarter, amid trend of strong growth

While revenues and margins fell in the second quarter, SunPower is still producing modules at full capacity with expansions planned, and is holding more of the solar projects which it builds to retain additional long-term revenue.


400 solar PV projects registered in Brazil auction

Brazil's October 31st reserve auction will for the first time include a separate solar-only category. However GTM Research warns that many hurdles must be overcome before any projects awarded get built.


India's Uttar Pradesh announces 300 MW solar bidding process

Uttar Pradesh.

The Indian state issues a request for proposal, calling for interested bidders to submit their offers for a share of the 300 MW of PV capacity.


SMA cuts sales and profit forecast, announces layoffs

SMA inverters

The leading inverter manufacturer is lowering its annual sales forecast by up to EUR 450 million and planning to cut 600 jobs worldwide by the end of next year amidst shrinking demand.


SunPower breaks ground on 135 MW Quinto Solar Project

California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County.

CEO Tom Werner says SunPower's ownership strategy provides it with a return on investment from its technology while reducing the risk to potential buyers if it later sells the plant.


Industry responds to US anti-dumping ruling

Chinese cell manufacturing.

Steep duties imposed by the Department of Commerce criticized by both CASE and SEIA, but SolarWorld applauds decision to 'level the domestic playing field'.


Developer planning 49 MW scheme on Anglesey

An English solar farm.

SBC wants to develop a $93m scheme on the Welsh island and is launching a four-week public consultation. UK developers have been emboldened by the recent High Court defeat for the government's attempt to block solar farms.


Report: solar revenues set to double by 2020

The earth.

New analysis predicts that total solar industry revenues are set to reach $137.02 billion by 2020, doubling 2013 revenues of $59.84. Greenhouse gas reduction, energy self-sufficiency and security are drivers of the industry's...


What does a Juncker presidency mean for renewables in Europe?

Jean-Claude Juncker

EPIA CEO James Watson says deeds, not rhetoric, will determine Jean-Claude Juncker's impact on the development of renewable energy in the European Union.


UK renewables sector cheers carbon budget decision

Ed Davey, Nick Clegg

Legally binding target to cut carbon emissions by 80% will be upheld during the period 2023 to 2027, says U.K. Energy Secretary Ed Davey.


Australia: scrapping of carbon tax unlikely to stop solar

A solar array on Australia's Parliament House.

The Australian Federal Parliament voted to scrap the country's carbon price last week, causing concerns as to the future of PV in the country. However, the Australian Solar Council says that the move won't halt the growth of...


Five takeouts from Intersolar North America

People in the lobby of Intersolar North America.

A week ago today, the 7th annual Intersolar North America trade show and conference closed its doors. Around 17,000 people attended the three-day event with key trends towards storage technology, tracking and BoS innovations...


Study ranks Germany as world's most energy efficient economy

Bundestag, Berlin.

Hot on the heels of its World Cup success, Germany claims another accolade as it is crowned most energy efficient major economy. U.S. lags behind in 13th place.


US federal government tips solar for leading energy role

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

The Energy Information Administration's generation projections through to 2040 expect solar power to account for nearly half of new renewable energy capacity.


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