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Arizona leads US in per capita solar

Marana, Arizona

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.


Agreement expected this week in EU-China trade dispute

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 module prices on the rise

Trina Solar PV module production

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.


Mascotte's $250 million due diligence bill

Taipei.

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.


Russian Far East bolsters RES capacity

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.


Global demand grows for Taiwan's PV cells

Gintech Taiwan

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.


PPA for Rwanda's first grid scale solar park

Kigali.

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.


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