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Scatec Solar to build 50 MW Ghana PV plant

Downtown on the Cape coast, Ghana.

The Norwegian solar company also estimates that the entire African continent requires $100 billion in PV investment over the next decade if it is to wean itself off unsustainable energy.

UK solar capacity falls as debate over future of PV intensifies

London, U.K.

While small FIT-supported projects have driven the British photovoltaic market, 2013 has seen an increasing amount of large-scale capacity as the government weighs green tax reductions while embracing nuclear power.

Jinko Solar revenues grow 11.2% in third quarter

JinkoSolar China SGCC

CEO Kangping Chen says the company is devoting substantial resources towards growing core PV operations and rapidly expanding its downstream business after achieving net profitability for the entire year ahead of schedule.

Wafer production costs to fall below $0.20/Watt

Falling wafer and polysilicon production costs.

NPD Solarbuzz says rising demand and falling wafer and poly production costs are good news all round. Tier 1 suppliers are continuing to drive down production costs.

Canadian Solar closes deal on 40 MW of projects

Lake Scugog.

Four Ontario solar projects will be sold for an undisclosed sum to fund managers DIF. The sale marks another win for Canadian Solar's downstream Solutions subsidiary.

Hanwha SolarOne's $70 million share issue

Hanwha SolarOne manufacturing.

Chinese solar manufacturer Hanwha wants to expand its project development business in China and upgrade its manufacturing processes. Hanwha Group intends to start manufacturing polysilicon in future.

Mascotte expects to post half-year loss


As the Taiwanese polysilicon manufacturer attempts to raise funds and renegotiate a looming bonds deadline, it has announced another expected loss. The extent of the losses should be revealed at the end of November.

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