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Germany: PV FITs decrease 1.8% in May

Germany’s Federal Network Agency officially confirmed that 290 MW worth of photovoltaics were installed in March in Germany. Consequently, FITs will sink by 1.8% between May and July.


Uruguay signs PV decree worth US$400 million

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Uruguay’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Roberto Kreimerman, has signed a photovoltaic energy decree. The aim is to diversify the energy mix. The government will provide incentives worth US$400 million to help install...


Australia: 20 MW Solar Auction receives 15 proposals

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The second stage of the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) Solar Auction has received 15 proposals. 20 MW of capacity will be funded under the government program. Meanwhile a new report has argued that rooftop photovoltaics is...


SolarWorld expects further losses in 2013; signs preliminary deal on 80% of loan

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SolarWorld AG expects more losses in 2013, despite an increase in sales. The Germany-based company has signed a preliminary agreement with creditors for around 80% of its assignable loans, as it posts preliminary losses of €0.5...


Commercial 5 MW battery park to be developed in Germany

Berlin startup Younicos and renewable power utility company Wemag AG are setting up a 5 MW lithium-ion battery park in West Mecklenburg, Germany. Samsung SDI will be supplying the batteries with a 20-year guarantee.


Midsummer sells first CIGS line to EU manufacturer

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Swedish CIGS equipment supply startup Midsummer has announced that it has sold its first turnkey system to a European customer. The sale was made in March with the system to be delivered in late 2013.


PV module industry forecast to see 18% growth in 2013

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IHS forecasts that global photovoltaic module production will grow 18% this year, to over 37 GW; and that OEM manufacturers will increase in significance. Meanwhile, it has identified the top 10 module suppliers by production of...


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