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Further UK PV FIT cuts unlikely amid weak capacity growth

Solar capacity growth for the August to October period appears to be below the level required to trigger further feed-in tariff (FIT) cuts in February, according to figures released today by the U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Part of Saudia Arabia’s 41 GW timeline emerges

Since May of this year Saudi Arabian plans to install 41 GW of solar capacity by 2032 have been known. Details are beginning to emerge as to how these plans will be built out.

Germany: RWE enter solar power storage market

German utility giant RWE enters the solar power storage market from early 2013 onwards. The company will cater to households with its new development.

European Parliament members ask for speed in trade case investigation

Members of the European Parliament at a plenary debate yesterday stated that they expect the European Commission to speed up its investigation against the Chinese price dumping allegations. EU ProSun made this statement in a press release today.

Ominous signs for LDK Solar?

For some time speculation has swirled around LDK Solar, about whether its huge debts will prove too great a challenge for the vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer. In a sign that issues may be coming to a head, media reports have been published indicating that the company is being sued by Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank.

AFASE: Punitive PV tariffs put 30,000 European jobs in danger

In a new study, AFASE has laid out the consequences it expects anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers in Europe will have. Expected European-wide is a fall in demand, job losses and price increases.

LDK and CIC Group to cooperate on PV projects

Germany-based CIC Group has announced that it will work on photovoltaic projects for LDK Solar. It will also act as a distributor for the Chinese manufacturer.

Germany’s Energy Minister opens 13 Forum Solarpraxis

Germany’s federal Energy Minister, Peter Altmaier has opened the 13th Forum Solarpraxis. In his speech, he linked his political fate with the success of the energy transition. In the coming week, Germany’s first EEG dialogue on photovoltaics is expected to take place.

Ukrainian PV market on the verge of expansion

The maturing photovoltaic markets in Germany, Spain, France and Italy, and recent feed-in tariff cuts in a number of key markets have prompted solar investors to look for new opportunities in south east European (SEE) nations and Commonwealth Independent States (CIS). Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative.

Renewable energy VC funding to triple

A new report, released today by Frost & Sullivan, has predicted that venture capital (VC) funding to renewable energy technologies is set to triple by 2020. The analysts report that this is due to, “environmental support for lower carbon footprint, and innovation in renewable energy technologies.”

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