Philippines approved PV project pipeline tops 1 GW


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Indian state of Gujarat to issue net-metering policy


The government of the Indian state of Gujarat will introduce a net-metering scheme for PV installations in 2 to 3 weeks, according to... read more

Chile allocates $6.5 million to support deployment of renewables, mainly for self-consumption


The Chilean government will invest 3.6 billion CLP ($6.5 billion) to support the installation of renewable energy power systems across... read more

Mainland Greece added around 1,092 MW of PV capacity in 2013


Mainland Greece had 2,420 MW of installed PV capacity as of the end of December 2013, according to the Hellenic Transmission System... read more