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China Sunergy boosts revenue, narrows loss in 2013

China Sunergy building

The Nanjing-based company shipped a total of 235.8 MW in the fourth quarter, beating forecasts. CEO Stephen Cai attributes the company's improved performance on its operational flexibility, cost control efforts and entry into new...

S.A.G. Solarstrom may have to quit solar

S.A.G. Solarstrom.

The German solar developer S.A.G. Solarstrom says escalating project development costs may render its business model unviable. The news comes after the company announced a major deal for British projects has fallen through.

Japan's PV module shipments soar

Fukuoka, Japan

Japanese demand for PV modules is exploding and the country is on track to become the second-largest solar market in the world behind China. Looming FIT cuts are unlikely to curb demand in the next two years, says EnergyTrend.

EDF launches first green bond; €350 million slated for solar

Toul Rosieres solar plant near Nancy, eastern France

The French utility company's first green bond offering will raise a total amount of €1.4 billion, 25% of which will be earmarked for solar power investment.

US solar stocks surge on brighter prospects for financing

Solar stock market traders

SolarCity's innovative bond offering, SunEdison's consideration of spinning off key assets into yieldcos and SunPower's geographically diversified portfolio are piquing the interest of market watchers.

No new anti-subsidy action on Chinese solar products

Karel de Gucht.

As expected, the EU has effectively announced the summer trade deal will be used as a panacea for its subsidy and dumping investigations. EU manufacturers are sure to be disappointed by the announcement.

China Solar misses six-month figures update

Dali, China.

Former solar giant China Solar has been forced to delay its six-month figures as an investigation into two of its Chinese subsidiaries continues. Three directors were arrested over the alleged false reporting on registered...

Hanergy targets Greece

Athens, Attica region, Greece

The Chinese thin film powerhouse, owner of U.S. firms MiaSole and Global Solar Energy, Engensa in the U.K. and Germany's Solibro, plans to invest $2 billion to develop 1 GW of RE projects in Greece.

EU imposes maximum 42.1% anti-dumping tariff on Chinese solar glass exporters

European Union and China flags.

The provisional duties vary between 17.1% and 42.1% depending on each Chinese company's cooperation with the investigation. The tariffs are due to take effect tomorrow, Nov. 28.

SolarWorld buys Bosch solar division

SolarWorld PV module production

In taking over the majority of Bosch Solar Energy, Germany's SolarWorld secures a high-performance cell production plant that boosts its overall production capacity to more than 1 GW. SolarWorld will keep some 800 Bosch employees.

UK: Conergy to build 40 MW of PV plants, further 50 MW in pipeline

Conergy HQ.

Conergy teams up with U.K. partner Camborne Energy to sell 40 MW of solar farms to investors, while also securing full EPC rights for 90 MW project pipeline.

Solarworld to buy Bosch factory 'within days'

Solarworld CEO Frank Asbeck.

Rumors gain strength as Wall Street Journal reports it's almost a done deal. The Journal says Solarworld will purchase Bosch's Arnstadt production facility.

Forum Solarpraxis off to positive start

Solarpraxis CEO Karl-Heinz Remmers, 14th Forum Solarpraxis

Increasing global opportunities and the advantages of falling PV prices took center stage at the 14th Forum Solarpraxis, which welcomed some 600 industry representatives to the two-day event.

SMA tapped for 100 MW Canadian project

SMA Sunny Central inverters

SMA, which recently introduced plant-wide operation and maintenance services in North America, will handle O&M and supply inverters for the utility-scale facility in Ontario.

Chinese PV installations to reach 12 GW in 2014

Guangzhou, Guangdong Province

China is now driving the total Asia Pacific baseline forecast to 24 GW for 2014, with an upside as high as 32 GW, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

First Solar to invest $100 million in Japan PV development

First Solar modules being fitted.

The investment was announced on the same day the company also revealed details of an agreement with JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation to distribute its high efficiency PV modules in Japan.

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