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The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has expressed its support for the US government’s role as mediator in negotiations between the European Union and China to resolve anti-dumping case against Chinese manufacturers.
Former management at PV Crystalox’s polysilicon plant in Germany are in talks with the company to acquire the shuttered plant.
German manufacturer alfasolar has filed for insolvency at Hannover County Court.
Germany’s vice chancellor and economy minister Philipp Rösler has reportedly attacked the European Commission’s plans to impose anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels as a “grave” mistake.
Intelligent Systems Robotics and Automation (ISRA) is expanding its range of production automation and quality inspection technology through the acquisition of PV inspection companies GP Solar and GP Inspect.
China has warned that European Union plans to levy punitive duties against Chinese manufacturers would “severely impair” bilateral trade ties between the two blocs.
SAG solar, a subsidiary of German PV developer SAG Solarstrom, has secured a £29.5 million loan for the recently completed 33MW solar plant at Wymeswold airfield in Leicestershire, UK.
Chinese solar manufacturer ReneSola has opened a new office in Newhavan, UK, to establish what it said would be a long-term presence in the country.
Preliminary anti-dumping duties could increase PV module prices by 45% in June, further dampening an already demoralised European solar industry says a new report from market analysts at IHS.
Chinese thin-film manufacturer Hanergy has acquired Engensa, a UK-based home energy systems provider, for an undisclosed purchase price.
With PV power plant projects in the UK topping 44MW, PV energy provider (PVEP) S.A.G. Solarstrom generated sales of €55.4 million in the first quarter.
India’s Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop pilot projects in PV, solar thermal and hydrogen.
German chemical company Merck will lead a consortium to develop high-efficiency cobalt-based dye-sensitised solar cells.
Germany is continuing to strive for a diplomatic resolution to the European Union’s ongoing investigation into the alleged dumping of Chinese solar modules in Europe.
The Greek government is to introduce retroactive cuts to the country’s feed-in tariff in a bid to reduce a deficit in the fund it uses for renewable energy.
PV module provider Upsolar has completed a 1.5MW PV project in Kozani, capital of the West Macedonia region in Greece, its first in the country.
A report commissioned by the group lobbying for trade duties on Chinese solar products has described claims made in an earlier study that tariffs would cost the European solar industry €27.8 billion as “highly questionable”.
A group of foreign and local solar investors is planning to sue the Czech government for a tax introduced on the country’s solar power plants.
Two senior members of Swiss power technology company ABB are set to depart the company after the firm confirmed that its CEO and chief technology officer have both tendered their resignation.
First quarter 2013 new order intake at manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies may have been at a low level but sales in the quarter increased to €22.8 million.
Diversified manufacturing equipment specialist Manz reported a 13% increase in first quarter 2013 sales, reaching €49.8 million.
Having lost its line of credit from its banks, Germany-based PV supplier Sunways, majority-owned by struggling Chinese manufacturer LDK Solar, has been forced into insolvency proceedings.
PV-Tech can confirm the European Commission is planning to impose between 37.2% and 67.9% tariffs on Chinese solar module manufacturers.
Power-One has appointed David Jacobs as product specialist for the inverter manufacturer’s Aurora Micro range of microinverters.
Belgian solar glass company Ducatt NV has purchased 100% of Centrosolar Glas for a “symbolic” purchase price.
A five-year global solar forecast by the European Photovoltaics Association (EPIA) has confirmed other recent reports of a major shift in activity away from solar’s traditional stronghold in Europe.
Antaris Solar has constructed a second solar carport for GÖDE Group at its headquarters in Waldaschaff, Germany. Antaris Solar is the PV arm of the GÖDE Group.
Hanwha SolarOne, a PV equipment provider and part of Hanwha Group, has delivered 3MW worth of PV modules for installations at a project owned by the German city of Offenbach.
European Union trade commissioner Karel De Gucht is to offer support to EU ProSun’s complaint against Chinese module manufacturers by imposing trade duties on solar imports from China, according to various media reports.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected Canada’s appeal and upheld the its own ruling that Ontario’s domestic content policy violates global trade rules.
After entering the Romanian market in January, Conergy is set to expand its footprint in the country with the addition of a 2MW PV plant in the Romanian region of Slobozia.
The government of Malta has announced three clean energy schemes, effective 13 May.
The European Union added 16.5GW of new PV capacity in 2012, representing a 25% decline compared with the 22GW figure recorded in 2011, according to figures published by EurObserv’ER.
British Solar Renewables has received planning permission to build an 11MW PV system at a llama and sheep farm in Truro, Cornwall, UK.
The German Federal Network Agency has announced PV feed-in tariffs (FiTs) will suffer a monthly 1.8% degression, effective today, and then on 1 June and 1 July.
Nine solar and renewable energy trade associations from across Europe have joined forces to call on the European Commission to stop its anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations against Chinese solar manufacturers.
ET Solutions, a PV equipment manufacturer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ET Solar, has announced the completion of a 1MW rooftop PV system in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Italy added 170MW of new PV capacity in the month of April, according to the Italian energy agency Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE).
Stronger than expected demand for high-purity polysilicon led to Wacker reporting a 10% increase in sales and plant utilisation rates reaching 90% in the first quarter of 2013.
German PV installer Wagner & Co Solar Technology has installed a 1.8MW solar park in Heuchelheim, Germany.
Plans for a 51MW solar project to be developed in the Spanish region of Murcia have been green-lighted by Murcia’s Ministry of Public Works and Planning.
The European Commission has initiated an anti-subsidy investigation into imports of solar glass from China.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has pledged €70 million (US$92 million) to finance renewable energy projects in Ukraine.
Germany added approximately 300MW of new PV capacity in March, according to preliminary figures from the German Federal Network Agency.
The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has recommended France triple its solar PV target for 2020 to 15GW from 5.4GW.
The European Commission’s (EC) investigation into alleged dumping and illegal subsidisation of Chinese solar products could be set for a peaceful resolution according to the UK Solar Trade Association’s PV specialist, Ray Noble.
Germany, China and the US are the world’s top three utility-scale markets, according to figures from data analysts Wiki-Solar.
The German government’s plans to freeze the country’s renewable energy levy have ground to a halt.
The future of LDK Solar subsidiary Sunways looks increasingly uncertain after its banks cancelled its €6.6 million line of credit.
Greece is fast approaching the 2GW mark having added 248MW of grid-connected PV capacity in March.