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Europe’s outgoing trade commissioner has said Europe did not get the best deal out of the resolution to the long-running solar trade dispute with China.
Swedish furniture store IKEA is to offer residential solar panels in the Netherlands.
The UK has installed 2GW of solar in 2014 so far, according to figures from NPD Solarbuzz.
EU ProSun is preparing to request the European Commission to start a formal investigation into whether Chinese module makers are breaking the rules set out in the agreed trade settlement, PV Tech has learned.
Independent power producer (IPP) ContourGlobal has purchased 40MW of solar power projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The European Council has reached an agreement over the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.
Europe’s climate and energy future hangs in the hands of politicians meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow.
Solar cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN), completed the delivery of 39MW of solar modules to solar vehicle company Third Step France, shipped from CSUN’s plant in Turkey.
UK renewables investor, TRIG, has said it will give more attention to rooftop solar due to cuts in funding for solar farms.
TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project along the same lines as the original Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) plan, said the idea for Middle East and North African solar energy exports into Europe is still a valid and needed venture.
A 2GW concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Tunisia will apply for support from the UK government.
UK farmers with solar farms on their land will no longer be eligible for any farm subsidies under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from January 2015.
The new contracts for difference mechanism in the UK market is “an interesting opportunity for a more market orientated approach”, according to First Solar.
The Hami concentrator PV plant in China has entered its second phase, according to manufacturer Soitec and developer Focusic New Energy Holding.
Struggling PV project developer juwi has sold a majority holding in the company to German utility MVV Energie for an undisclosed sum.
Global solar energy provider, SunEdison, has reaffirmed its support for the UK market, despite uncertainties over how future support arrangements for large-scale PV will play out.
ET Solutions AG began construction on a ground-mounted PV project with 8.7MW capacity in Somerset, UK.
The UK government will launch a consultation over the transfer of feed-in tariff (FiT) payments from one building to another before the end of the year, according to Amber Rudd, the minister for energy and climate change.
All but three shareholders of the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) have quit and the group is now to become a consultancy firm, following a meeting in Rome.
SolarWorld has developed a new roof-integrated PV system that allows France’s customers to capitalise on the country’s capped €27.37 cents/kWh tariff.
At Solar Energy UK (SEUK), major global PV energy provider SunEdison said that the UK had become a key market for the company, but rather than citing its PV power plant project business success, the interest was the residential and commercial rooftop markets via installers.
Solar and nuclear power have more or less the same levelised cost, according to a report by the European Commission.
The EU should adopt a 30% renewable energy target for 2030, according the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and a group of energy firms and industry groups.
UK charity, British Red Cross has expanded two UK solar installations.The charity has installed solar on three properties previously, and decided to extend two solar installations in London.
The UK’s Solar Trade Association (STA) is to split from the Renewable Energy Association (REA) as it eyes growth.
UK-based investor, the John Laing Environmental Assets Group, has secured a US$80.5 million facility with global bank, HSBC, and Netherlands-based merchant bank, NIBC.
Chinese PV manufacturer Suntech will debut its latest financial offering at Solar Energy UK (SEUK) following a partnership with German-based youmex group.
PV power plant tracking specialist, Exosun is supplying 66 horizontal single-axis solar trackers to La Compagnie du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group for a 12MW plant in central France.
SunPower will supply 41MW of modules to four new solar power plants in France.
Tier-one module manufacturer Vikram Solar has boosted its credentials in the UK after completing OST Energy’s factory and product audit.
US residential installer SolarCity has expanded a module supply agreement struck earlier this year with REC Solar in the wake of the US anti-subsidy ruling on Chinese manufacturers.
Battery-based energy storage systems from German manufacturer Automatic Storage Device Sonnenspeicher (ASD) will be installed in new houses from WeberHaus, which makes prefabricated homes for the German market.
The NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) will issue 250 million new shares as it looks to buy up a raft of projects in the UK before the closure of an existing support scheme.
UK climate change minister, Amber Rudd, has said that subsidy-free solar PV should be “the goal” by 2020.
British renewable developer Camborne Capital and US independent power producer sPower have completed their first joint acquisition in the UK.
Investment firm KKR has acquired a stake in the renewable energy arm of Spanish conglomerate Acciona ahead of plans to launch a yield co.
The European Commission is facing severe criticism after it gave state aid approval for £17 billion (US$27.3 million) worth of nuclear energy subsidies.
Although some areas could hit wholesale grid parity by as soon as 2018, most large-scale wind and solar deployment in Europe will still require subsidies over the next 20 years, according to the study from consultancy Pöyry.
German developer ib vogt GmbH and UK-based Solafields have completed a 37.8MW solar farm in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
The closure of Masdar PV’s a-Si thin-film operations that were announced in May, 2014 has subsequently and inevitably led to the sale of the production line equipment, which will take place in an online auction conducted by Maynards on October 8.
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that it will scrap support for solar over 5MW from April 2015.
Proposed changes to large-scale PV incentives by UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has led to a slowdown in installations, forcing market research firm, NPD Solarbuzz to lower its market demand forecast for the country.
SmartFlex, a three-year project part-funded by the EU, has completed a factory that will manufacture individually-designed solar facades.
PV developer Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has agreed to terms on almost 90MW of third-party operations and management (O&M) contracts with multiple PV plants in Italy.
Spanish PV developer, OPDE has received planning permission for a 10.8MW solar farm in Somerset in southern England.
Global solar manufacturer JinkoSolar will provide 500kW of solar PV modules for one of the largest rooftop solar projects in Turkey.
Dresden-based OPV thin-film start-up, Heliatek GmbH has raised €18 million in a ‘Series C’ investment round that included German entrepreneur, Stefan Quandt.
US thin-film manufacturer First Solar is targeting projects as part of a proposed tender to build 600MW of new large-scale solar in Germany, which is expected to be implemented early next year, PV Tech has learned.
Norway’s Scatec Solar has revised the indicative share price for its imminent IPO from NOK28-36 to NOK19-20 (US$2.94-3.25).
German inverter manufacturer, SMA has released a new ‘complete package’ designed to help UK solar farm developers meet the upcoming April 2015 deadline for subsidy change.