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Trina, Yingli, SunPower top Solar Scorecard

Trina Solar PV module production

Of the leading 40 solar companies, environmental and consumer advocacy group Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition found that Trina Solar, Yingli and SunPower bested industry rivals in areas such as worker safety and module toxicity.

Australia: fixed rate utility charges floated

A residential PV array in Perth, Western Australia.

The government of the state of Western Australia (WA) has suggested introducing a fixed fee for grid connection for solar households in the face of falling utility revenues.

Trina Solar to supply modules to Nevada solar project

Photovoltaic module producer Trina Solar has announced that it will be supplying 250 MW of modules to the Copper Mountain Solar 3 project in Boulder City, Nevada.

Activ Solar complete 69.7 MW Ukrainian project

Austrian solar developer Activ Solar has completed the installation of the 69.7 MW Nikolayevka Solar Park in Ukraine's Crimean region.

German solar developer Sunselex files for insolvency

Sunselex, France

The Munich-based project developer may have folded, but its management is looking to transfer the group's core assets to a Swiss subsidiary with a new focus on emerging markets around the globe.

US solar sector eager to reinforce energy grid

Namaste Solar

A new report by the U.S. Department of Energy calls for increasing the resiliency of the country's electric grid to weather outages. The nation's solar sector is eager to help.

Russia set to draw up national RES map

Moscow, Russia

While Russia lags far behind most developed Western countries when it comes to renewable energy, the government is now creating a single RES development map to better gauge the country's potential.

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