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Kyocera sees sales, profit rise in first half of fiscal year

Kyocera PV site, Nedo

An absence of revenue from large-scale solar projects for the public and commercial sectors resulted in declining sales and profit for the Japanes congolomerate's Applied Ceramic Products division. Japan remains the group's main...


JinkoSolar to supply 19 MW of solar modules for PV project in Chile

Atacama Desert, Chile

Conergy has signed more than 160 MW of contracts in Chile this year, making it one of the leading suppliers in the country.


Conergy connects RWE's first UK solar farm

Conergy's 13.9 MW Nova Scotia Farm in Norfolk, England.

Conergy has erected and connected a 37 MW PV installation near British Prime Minister David Cameron's parliamentary constituency of West Oxforshire for a limited 24-year period.


Greek PV market remains idle, defined by paradox

Martifer Solar PV farm, Greece

While government cuts slashed the internal rate of return for Greek PV plants, they still remain significantly higher than in other European countries and offer foreign investors a potentially attractive investment as Greece's...


Israel testing industry with lowest FIT rates possible

Ketura solar PV plant, Israel

Israel's electricity market regulator PUA surprised everyone on Tuesday by suggesting a feed-in tariff for the Timna solar park lower than initially agreed. Israel has decided to develop its PV sector further and is attempting to...


SunPower posts 70% drop in third-quarter profit

SunPower's San Luis Obispo project

The California company's revenue between July and September was on par with its third-quarter result last year despite the hefty drop in profit. North America remains SunPower's biggest market.


Chile: SunEdison closes $130 million for 69.5 MW Javiera plant

Chile

U.S.-based vertically integrated solar producer and project developer SunEdison has announced closure on $130 million in debt financing for its 69.5 MW PV power plant in Chile. The Javiera plant has been financed by local banks...


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