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Shunfeng PV secures $162 million credit line

Ruins in Xinjiang Uygur.

Purchaser of Wuxi Suntech finances construction of six projects in China. The projects will add up to 130 MW of capacity in Xinjiang Uygur province.

Funding reflects solar advance into mainstream

Applied Materials equipment.

Market research company Mercom Capital says public fundraising rose while VC funding declined in 2013. Large-scale projects flourished worldwide with 9GW added in the final quarter of last year.

Hanwha Q CELLS increases production capacity to 1.3 GWp


In addition to adding a new production line, the PV specialist is looking to expand operations in rooftop markets and power plant solutions around the globe.

Hanwha SolarOne modules equip 20.5 MW UK solar park

Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England

High-quality PV modules to be installed in solar company IB Vogt's largest U.K. solar park to date.

China's PV company 'cull list' to have minimal global impact

Trina Solar PV module production

"The recently published Chinese company 'cull list' will only have a minimal effect on global photovoltaic markets," says Jessica Jin, solar analyst at IHS.

Polysilicon market on roller-coaster ride

Wacker polysilicon

A new report by Bernreuter Research predicts the spot price for polysilicon will rise due to PV industry demand before dropping at the end of the year.

Mosaic wins Verizon award, set to expand internationally

Mosaic wins Verizon award at CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 2014

The Oakland, California-based online solar project marketplace will use the $1 million grant for its international expansion and the development of a key mobile app.

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