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Commentary: A Lesson in Opacity

The manner in which the EU and China negotiated the compromise in the trade dispute and the way it continues to be communicated is a lesson in opacity. The companies and the public have been left in the dark about crucial details...


JinkoSolar to supply 23 MW of modules to Swinerton project in California

Swinerton will employ 23 MW of JinkoSolar modules for a new utility-scale project in Fresno County. The San Francisco-based group will soon begin construction on the 350 MW Moapa Solar Plant in Nevada.


Germany: SolarWorld drills further for lithium

The German state of Saxony has approved a request by SolarWorld to conduct six further test drillings into the lithium deposits in Zinnwald, a mountainous area near the Czech border.


Toshiba breaks solar ground in Virgin Islands

Toshiba is overseeing construction of a 4 MW solar plant on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix following a 20-year PPA signed last year with the local Water and Power Authority.


PV demand in China and Japan to reach 9 GW in second half of 2013

A PV demand increase of 100% is expected from China and Japan in the second half of 2013. Japan remains the most active PV market this year with 150% growth, according to NPD Solarbuzz.


EU-China deal continues to irk industry

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Details of the EU-China trade settlement are slowly emerging, but much of the industry remains critical of the lack of transparency and clear answers. China's leading firms look likely to come out on top.


India: Retroactive solar cut rejected

A solar park in India.

A retroactive cut to the rate paid to solar power generators has been rejected, in India’s leading solar state Gujarat.


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