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PV Grid consortium publishes recommendations for easing integration of PV into European grids

02.02.2014

The Europe-wide PV Grid consortium has released a consultation document containing key recommendations for the adoption of technical... read more

French General Commission for Strategy and Economic Foresight calls for end to national FIT schemes

02.02.2014

At the request of French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, France’s General Commission for Strategy and Economic Foresight (CGSP) has... read more

Wacker and OCI benefiting from duties on US polysilicon imported into China, Bernreuter Research

02.02.2014

Germany-based Wacker Chemie AG and South Korea’s OCI Co Ltd., the world’s No. 2 and 3 polysilicon manufacturers, respectively, have come... read more

Philippines approved PV project pipeline tops 1 GW

02.02.2014

As of the end of December 2013, the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) had awarded 61 service contracts for PV projects totaling 1,... read more

US solar industry now employs more than 142,000 people

29.01.2014

The US solar industry employed 142,698 people as of November 2013, according to a new report from the Solar Foundation, a US-based... read more

Ontario energy regulator receives PV project proposals totaling 463 MW during latest FIT window

29.01.2014

During the most recent FIT 3 application window, which ran from Nov. 4 to Dec. 13, 2013, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the energy... read more

China says polysilicon from EU damaged its industry, but it will not imposes duties

28.01.2014

The Chinese government will not introduce provisional antidumping and anti-subsidy duties on polysilicon imports from the EU, according... read more

The US added 2.93 GW of utility-scale solar capacity in 2013

28.01.2014

A total of 266 utility-scale solar power plants with a combined capacity of 2,936 MW were connected to the grid in the US in 2013,... read more

PV covered 1.0% of electricity demand in France in 2013

28.01.2014

PV covered 1.0% of France’s electricity demand in 2013, according to the annual report on French electricity production from French grid... read more

Brazilian authorities receive further PV project proposals totaling 272 MW

28.01.2014

The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) has received nine new proposals for the construction of large-scale PV power plants... read more