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Solar generation is on the rise in the U.S. and Arizona has become the leading state in terms of solar capacity per capita, but it now appears to be reversing course.
The European Commission and China continue to wrangle for a compromise in the ongoing trade dispute over dumping prices on imported Chinese PV products. Insiders expect an agreement this week.
Chinese panels are increasing in price due to the EU's anti-dumping tariffs. As a result, high-quality modules from South Korean and Western suppliers are becoming more competitive, says IHS.
The Taiwanese company has been forced to take HK$1.93bn hit in its 2013 figures, part of a HK$3.03 billion annual loss, after due diligence over the Sun Materials acquisition failed to spot a hydroflouric acid problem.
The Russian Far East, where adverse climate conditions have resulted in high prices for fossil fuels, is increasingly embracing renewable energy. The offers opportunity, but also challenges for local developers.
The Chinese-European trade dispute and growing demand in Asia and North America has created a booming global market for Taiwanese PV cells, which saw international shipments jump 6.7% in the first half of the year.
The government in Kigali has signed a PPA for an 8.5 MW project in Rwamagana district. The park will be developed by the founders of Israeli solar company Arava Power.