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Renesola writes off old poly factory line


Chinese manufacturer Renesola has taken a $195 million hit on the closure of its out-of-date poly production line in Sichuan. The company will buy-in polysilicon to feed rising shipments.

asola to resume module production in Germany

asola HQ in Erfurt, Germany.

Having undergone a restructuring process following a takeover by Chinese manufacturer STGCON, the Erfurt-based company will resume production next week.

Japan's PV module shipments soar

Fukuoka, Japan

Japanese demand for PV modules is exploding and the country is on track to become the second-largest solar market in the world behind China. Looming FIT cuts are unlikely to curb demand in the next two years, says EnergyTrend.

Martifer Solar installs 5.41 MW of solar PV in Romania

Romania flag.

The installation is comprised of two solar plants that will supply 13,000 local households with clean renewable energy.

Hanwha Q CELLS increases capital by $188.5 million

Hanwha Q CELLS HQ, Thalheim, Germany

Strengthening its financial position with an injection of capital, Germany-based Hanwha Q CELLS will expand production capacity and push its global business with power plant solutions and services.

Right-wing lawmakers gunning for US solar users

US solar PV installation

A group of right-wing lawmakers is looking to curb states' efforts to expand solar PV and thwart the Obama administration's clean energy and climate protection efforts.

Malaysia increases surcharge to fund FIT program

The Malaysia flag.

The revised surcharge on renewable electricity will increase from 1% to 1.6% from January 1st, 2014.

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