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Solarex: Waiting for Turkey's real market push

IBC Solar's 200 kWp plant in Konya, Turkey

The Solarex confab in Istanbul, which runs through Saturday, is enjoying bustling attendance, with a slew of international companies showcasing products and services. German equipment manufacturers in particular have reported...

Chinese reforms could level market playing field

China's 18th National Congress 2012

Communist leaders in China are embracing economic reform, encouraging competition in key industries, calling for limits on state involvement in the market and greater environmental protection. All good signs, says IHS.

Retrospective measures harming Europe's PV industry, says EPIA report

Map of Europe.

Constant pan-European meddling at government level has undermined many European PV markets, says the report, harming confidence and putting government credibility at risk.

Second-largest ever quarter for US PV industry

Rooftop installation, U.S.

The third quarter of 2013 saw the U.S. install 930 MW of PV capacity, according to a joint report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research.

Canadian Solar lands 8.7 MW module order

Durango, Mexico.

The Chinese manufacturer says the 8.7 MW project in Durango is just the first phase of an eventual 200 MW 'mega-project'. The Durango project is expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.

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.

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