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Romania halves certificates for solar PV starting January 2014

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The government will cut green certificates next year for all renewable energy projects finished after January, 2014, with solar PV certificates down to three per megawatt, from six currently.

Is solar in Spain losing its shine?

Moron de la Frontera, Spain.

Provisional 2013 Spanish figures show that while renewables continue to dominate, further growth for the solar sector is in doubt.

UK energy minister to call for 4 million more solar panels

Greg Barker at University of Salford.

Greg Barker is expected to announce ambitious plans to dramatically increase the U.K.'s solar capacity in the new year.

Scotland tops 100 MW solar milestone

Orkney Islands.

Official figures show that Scotland now has 106 MW of PV capacity installed, a growth of 36% in just one year.

JinkoSolar connects 80 MW PV project to China grid

Chinese river.

The four solar farms bring the Chinese solar company's annual grid connection capacity to 213 MW for 2013.

SolarWorld praises US Department of Defense for bolstering Buy American Act

SolarWorld manufacturing.

New rule bars the purchase of China-assembled solar panels for use in U.S. military sites, evoking the intended purpose of the Buy American Act.

Global solar PV demand to reach 49 GW in 2014, say NPD Solarbuzz

Solar installation China

The solar analysts forecast a record 12 months for solar installations, estimating 5 MW of PV to be installed every hour for the first three months.

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