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Philippines increasingly embracing renewable energy

Bill Clinton, Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress 2014

Thomas Lloyd Cleantech Congress: Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines are driving investment in green energy by reducing imported fossil fuel dependency and increasingly adopting renewable sources.


UK solar industry embraces community energy strategy

West Mill Solar Park, England.

Today's announcement by the DECC to back community-focused energy has been welcomed by the Solar Trade Association (STA).


Plans for 120 MW plant in the UAE

Ras al Khaimah.

The 40 MW project planned by Utico could triple in size if it can be connected to the UAE grid, says developer. The project will also power a desalination plant in the emirate of Ras al Khaimah.


China issues stiff response

Solar grade polysilicon.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has reportedly issued a strongly worded riposte to the U.S. over its latest anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes. China has also issued a veiled warning to EU manufacturers.


EU leaves Taiwan loophole open

The flag of China.

Industry source says defining module origins according to their cell manufacture renders the summer's import cap meaningless. According to source, the remaining purely 'Chinese' modules will be far short of 7 GW.


First Solar to light up mining sector

Mount Tom Price iron ore mine, Australia

The U.S. thin-film giant is looking to expand operations in the international mining industry, offering cost-effective tailor-made PV solutions while retaining the risk.


WFES: A new realism for solar in MENA

Entrance to the WFES.

Reports from the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi suggest that MENA's PV potential is vast, provided legal, political and technical maturity continues apace.


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