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First Solar signs 100 MW deal with Japan's XSOL

Mount Fuji, Japan

The deal follows First Solar's move last year to invest $100 million in mega solar projects in the country. The XSOL agreement will also supply smaller-scale installations.


SunPower can access another $44.5 million for solar leases

A SunPower residential solar installation.

U.S. vertically integrated manufacturer SunPower has closed an agreement to finance $44.5 million of its solar leases. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital (HASI) is providing the capital.


SolarWorld increases first half revenue by modest 13%

SolarWorld installation, Germany.

SolarWorld AG's preliminary business results for the first half of 2014 also reveal solid growth in module sales but below-par sales of complete systems.


SolarReserve signs power contract for 20 MW solar PV plant in El Salvador

El Salvador has awarded a power purchase agreement (PPA) to SolarReserve for the output of a 20 MW project, as part of a competitive solicitation under which 94 MW of PV projects were awarded. These projects are part of a solar...


UK: Wind could decide future of utility-scale solar, says IHS

Wind farm, U.K.

Under the new CfD scheme, solar plants over 5 MW could enjoy an early advantage while the ROC is still applicable for onshore wind projects.


Industry responds to US anti-dumping ruling

Chinese cell manufacturing.

Steep duties imposed by the Department of Commerce criticized by both CASE and SEIA, but SolarWorld applauds decision to 'level the domestic playing field'.


Solar trade war: US imposes preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of 26-165% on solar PV from China, Taiwan

The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of 26-165% on imports of crystalline silicon solar PV cells and modules from China and Taiwan.


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