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Revised IHS forecast predicts greater global spending on solar

IHS solar expenditure forecast.

As market conditions begin to improve, the analysts have raised their forecast for PV capital spending, predicting a 42% increase in 2014.

Mascotte seeks bond deal as it struggles to reduce debt pile


With liabilities of HK$236 million ($30.4 million), the Taiwanese company has negotiated an agreement with bondholders but must still convince shareholders.

Ontario opens application window for small FIT projects

A satellite image of Ontario.

The OPA will allocate FIT payments for up to 123.5 MW of small solar projects plus 15 MW for planned arrays on yet to be constructed buildings. The procurement rules for larger projects are still being formulated.

Solar cells picking up good vibrations

Queen Mary University of London

Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.

It's all good news in GCL update

GCL-Poly manufacturing.

Polysilicon and wafer manufacturer GCL-Poly has nothing but rises to report to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The figures include a 511% increase in third-quarter polysilicon sales, year on year.

Intersolar India kicks off

Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

Some 170 exhibitors and 8,500 visitors are expected to attend this year's exhibition. The conference, which will see 700 visitors, is highlighting the development of India's solar mission and state programs.

Obama nominates Neil Kornze for top BLM post

Neil Kornze, the BLM's principal deputy director.

Kornze is seen as a main architect of the Obama administration's public lands solar policy at the Bureau of Land Management, playing a major role in developing the administration's Western Solar Plan.

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