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Inside Meyer Burger's new HJT pilot line

Christophe Ballif, director of CSEM's PV-center.

Interview: On Monday the Meyer Burger Group and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) inaugurated their Swiss-Inno pilot line for heterojunction technology (HJT) in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Christophe Ballif,...


What impact will the WTO ruling have on the US solar industry?

Industry experts and leading U.S. solar companies do not expect any immediate or seismic fallout following the announcement that the WTO has upheld parts of China's counter-claim.


US solar duty violated trade rules, WTO finds

Suntech solar panels from China.

The World Trade Organization ruled on Monday that U.S. tariffs imposed on Chinese solar panels broke international trade rules.


Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of solar

200 kW PV installation atop city building in Dubuque, Iowa

Paving the way for power purchase agreements between customers and private solar companies, the decision is expected to jumpstart solar installations across the state.


SolarWorld renegotiates silicon supply contract

SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck.

The German manufacturer has warned shareholders a new silicon supply arrangement will hit its first-half figures. A company statement has predicted a $1.3m-$5.4m hit to its EBITDA figure.


Industry welcomes Indian budget

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley.

The Indian solar industry was broadly positive after India's new government outlined its spending plans. Tax measures to boost manufacturing could hint at a pending imposition of AD duties on imports.


imec lifts the hood on its record-setting PERT solar PV cell

PERT PV cell

Interview: imec has produced a record-setting 21.5% efficient solar PV cell using a PERT cell design, and spoke with pv magazine about this technology


Kyocera sues Hanwha Q CELLS Japan over patent infringement

Kyocera fab, Japan.

The Japanese company files lawsuit at the Tokyo District Court against Hanwha Q CELLS Japan for alleged patent infringement of its three-busbar solar cell technology.


First Solar, Solaire, Princeton Power pick up Intersolar awards

CALSEIA Executive Director Bernadette del Chiaro

California "is and will remain the leader in renewables, trying to make a sustainable world," said Michael R. Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, as he accepted the Intersolar Award for helping to...


Astrum Solar, Hudson Clean Energy strike $100 million residential PV partnership

Rooftop PV installation, U.S.

Private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy has agreed to fund residential solar provider Astrum Solar's expansion plans throughout the U.S.


Conergy secures 200 MW solar project rights in UK, $60 million bank guarantee

Conergy HQ, Germany.

Following the commencement of a 21 MW PV plant in England, Conergy has acquired a portfolio of rights to 166 MW of solar projects in the U.K., plus a bank guarantee facility worth $60 million.


Ten key questions on the future of the UK solar industry

Solar park in England.

Finlay Colville of NPD Solarbuzz talks candidly to pv magazine about the future of the UK's solar PV industry.


BNEF: Solar and natural gas to dominate new electricity generation in the Americas to 2030

The company says falling prices will continue to drive PV market growth, and expects exponential growth in the rooftop sector.


SolarCity continues to dominate US residential solar PV market

Rooftop PV installation by SolarCity

GTM Research finds that SolarCity has again increased its market share, under a trend of ongoing consolidation by the largest companies in the U.S. residential market.


BayWa acquires Martifer Solar USA

Martifer Solar USA ooftop installation, Aurora, Colorado

The German renewable energy group says the addition of Martifer Solar USA will advance its PV project activities in the U.S., where it is already active in the wind farm sector.


SolarCity, Sunrun to sue Arizona over taxes on third-party solar

Rooftop solar PV system in Arizona

Third-party-owned solar companies are fighting back against the second additional cost that the government of Arizona has imposed on distributed solar PV in two years.


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