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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.
Cyprus has announced plans to boost its solar industry in order to save €51 million (US$67 million) a year, create 650 jobs and bolster its struggling economy.
Struggling SolarWorld is rumoured to be in talks with a Qatar-based investor to rescue the company from possible bankruptcy.
A three-year, US$2.4 million grant is to aid scientists to develop an affordable PV system capable of concentrating solar radiation 2,000 times and converting 80% of the incoming radiation into useful energy.
Solar project developer Belectric has connected what it is said to be Europe’s largest thin-film solar PV plant to the grid in Templin, Germany.
Although financial details were not disclosed, SolarWorld subsidiaries in the US and German have built and sold three PV power plant projects that had a total combined capacity of 46.3MW.
The addition of a manufacturing equipment acquired from Schott Solar will augment India-based Surana Ventures’ revenue by 50 to 80% claims its managing director.
German government-owned development bank KfW and the Federal Environment Ministry of Germany have confirmed a €25 million (US$32.7 million) fund for battery storage systems for PV installations will launch on 1 May.
Following its full-year 2013 guidance, German-based PV module manufacturer, aleo solar provided preliminary first quarter sales of approximately €31.1 million and an expected EBIT loss of approximately €31.1 million 16.3 million.
Chinese PV manufacturer ReneSola has agreed a deal to supply 44MW of its modules to German EPC company Enerparc.
Having indefinitely postponed releasing full-year 2012 financial results as it engaged in talks with creditors over restructuring its debts, SolarWorld has warned that it expected to report losses of between €520 million and €550 million for the year.
German PV developer Solen has declared bankruptcy and filed for insolvency at the Meppen district court after failing to repay the interest on a loan.
PV manufacturer Spectrolab has brought out a new solar cell wafer it claims will reduce customers’ costs by 10 to 15%.
UK solar energy developer Lightsource Renewable Energy has completed and commissioned over 133MWp of solar PV projects in the first quarter of 2013.
German solar developer ib vogt has completed about 30MWp of new solar power installations in the UK during the first quarter of 2013.
China is looking to diffuse tensions with Europe over the trade case launched against its manufacturers claimed to be dumping modules on the European market.
German thin-film module manufacturer Avancis is planning to convert part of its module production line in Torgau, Germany, into a research and development (R&D) centre.
The Belgian region of Flanders has achieved an installed capacity of just over 2GW under Flanders’ green certificate scheme (GC).
Germany’s Centrosolar has approved measures to restructure the company’s balance sheet in line with proposals made in February to cut its €90 million (US$118 million) debt burden.
German module manufacturer asola Solarpower has filed for insolvency but is still open for business.
Poland’s intention to implement a feed-in tariff has been put on the back burner with new plans to cut subsidies for solar PV.
Suntech Power Holdings European subsidiary, Suntech Power International has gone to a court in its locality in Switzerland to stop bankruptcy proceedings.
Thin-film company Advanced Energy Industries has announced the acquisition of inverter manufacturer REFUsol Holding GmbH, effective immediately.
In line with positive predictions for the UK solar industry, the country has completed at least 350MW of solar installations in the first quarter of 2013.
The European solar industry is split over whether the European Commission should impose trade duties on Chinese module manufacturers.
Portuguese PV developer Martifer Solar has successfully completed five solar parks totalling 28.1MW in the UK.
The local court in Amberg has appointed Attorney, Christopher Seagon as the administrator of silicon wafer slurry specialist, SiC Processing.
German PV developer S.A.G. Solarstrom has installed and connected three solar parks totalling 44MW of capacity to the grid, beating the Renewable Obligation (RO) deadline.
A survey of European-based solar installers has revealed discontent over the idea of penalties potentially being imposed on Chinese-made modules after the EU Commission completes its investigation in anti-dumping charges.
German renewable energy firm juwi Group is eyeing up international business opportunities and is expecting around 50% of its business to be generated outside of Germany by 2015.
Activ Solar, a PV developer based in Vienna, Austria, has said it has installed a total of 127.5MW of PV capacity in the first three months of 2013.
Germany registered over 211MW of newly installed PV capacity in February, according to new figures from the German Federal Network Agency.
Utility firm EAM Solar is eyeing up the Italian PV market following the successful completion of its initial public offering (IPO) last week on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Germany, the European Commission and Greece have signed a joint declaration of intent to reform and expand the Greek renewable energy sector.
Italian-based renewable energy company TerniEnergia has entered into a strategic alliance with EDF EN Italia to operate 50% of the share capital of EnergiaAlternativa.
Planning permission has been awarded to Gehrlicher Solar’s 5.3MWp solar park to be constructed on a state-protected water conservation area.
German manufacturer aleo solar has recorded a 39% drop in revenue in its 2012 annual report published today.
UK developer Lightsource Renewable Energy has announced the development of a 5MW rooftop solar array at Bentley Motors’ factory, said to be the largest installation of its kind in the UK.
British PV company Solarcentury has announced a series of international appointments as part of its plan to expand into new markets.
PV manufacturer and project developer Centrosolar is to dispose of its solar glass operations due to falling market prices and sales volumes.
Chinese solar manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has joined forces with German PV developer ib vogt to develop two large-scale solar parks in the UK.
The French government is calling for investors to step in to save the Bosch solar assembly plant in Vénissieux, near Lyon, France.