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Brazilian PV developers pitch for 2.7 GW

Rio de Janeiro.

The first federal energy auction to feature solar in Brazil has prompted applications for 2.7 GW of projects. Some 1.75 GW of the applications are for projects in Bahia state.

US-based solar franchise Solar Universe acquires GEN110

Solar Universe positions itself at the forefront of the U.S. solar industry with acquisition of GEN110 as part of its ongoing expansion.

Plans for 12 Russian PV plants still at negotiation stage

The Urals.

An Avelar Energy representative told pv magazine, plans for PV plants in three Russian regions are still at the planning stage. An Interfax report says the plants will total 120 MW of solar.

SolarWorld lodges two trade-case appeals to Court of International Trade in New York

SolarWorld Industries America Inc. submits two appeals against U.S. Department of Commerce findings they claim weakened their position in countering Chinese "illegal trade aggression."

OPA release draft version of FIT 3 Program Rules

Ontario Power Authority (OPA) publishes FIT 3 draft of proposed update to FIT 2.1 Program Rules, intended to reflect the policy decisions of the Minister of Energy in time for the next FIT application period.

EU protectionism report steers clear of indicting Chinese manufacturers

The flags of the EU and China.

Any mention of Chinese state subsidies for solar manufacturers is conspicuous by its absence in the 190-page report. Move to foster 'new energy' industry from 2011 onwards is the closest report comes to criticism.

Greek PV warns against job losses

Solar Greek. It's pretty.

Yesterday the Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies (HELAPCO) sent an open letter to the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras warning him one third of the solar sector jobs have been lost in 2013 and asking him to take...

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