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17 May 2012

Anesco commences build of 5MW UK PV plant

UK cleantech company Anesco has commenced work on the construction of a 5MW photovoltaic plant in New Forest, South East England.

16 May 2012

Solar manufacturer Moser Baer restructures $738m in loans and bonds

Solar manufacturer Moser Baer India will restructure $738m loans and bonds in a bid to stay afloat after a supply surge claimed at least ten US, German and French panel makers.

16 May 2012

Skyline completes 3 California solar heating systems

US solar company Skyline Innovations has completed the installation of solar water heating systems on three residential buildings in California.

16 May 2012

Conergy records 21% profit margin in Q1

After a rocky year, Hamberg, Germany-based Conergy has reported a 21 per cent gross profit margin in the first quarter of 2012, as well seeing a positive net cash flow of €5m for the first time since its IPO in 2005.

15 May 2012

SPI Solar makes Q1 net loss

US company SPI Solar made a $300,000 net loss in the first quarter, an improvement of the $1.9m loss made in the same period last year.

15 May 2012

Solar companies Kaco New Energy and Ampt join forces

Solar company Kaco New Energy has joined forces with US-based Ampt to push forward the commercial sale of photovoltaic utility-scale inverters.

14 May 2012

Solar company Spire turns 2011 loss to Q1 profit

US solar company the Spire has recorded a first quarter net income of $3.4m, turning around last year’s loss of $1.5m.

14 May 2012

GERO brings online 28MW PV plant in Germany

GERO Solarpark has inaugurated its 28MW installation in Amsdorf near Halle after a construction time of just seven weeks.

11 May 2012

ReneSola becomes latest Q1 loss maker

Chinese photovoltaic manufacturer ReneSola has recorded a first quarter operating loss of $37.8m.

11 May 2012

California Assembly approves construction of controversial Calico solar plant

The California Assembly has approved controversial legislation that will allow solar energy developers to go ahead with proposed construction plans for Calico Solar, a large-scale power plant.

11 May 2012

Applied Materials moves to Asia in bid to cut costs

Solar company Applied Materials will move its European manufacturing operations to Asia, in a bid to cut costs after tackling ‘challenging’ industry conditions.

10 May 2012

SolarWorld bounces back from tough 2011 with €7.2m profit

SolarWorld has reported a €7.2m profit for the first quarter of 2012, bouncing back from what has been a particularly rocky year for the European solar market.

10 May 2012

ECD looks to sell off United Solar Ovonic subsidiary to China’s Trony

China-based solar panel maker Trony Solar is reportedly in discussions to buy bankrupt Energy Conversion Devices’ United Solar Ovonic after a planned action of the unit was cancelled.

10 May 2012

French solar company Exosun raises €12m

Solar company Exosun has raised €12m in its second funding round, with capital committed by private equity firm Omnes Capital, after two years of what it describes as ‘difficult circumstances’.

8 May 2012

UK government still faces ‘FIT confusion’p

Repeated changes to feed-in-tariffs on photovoltaic installations have caused installation numbers to drop by nearly 90 per cent in one month and members of the industry told NewNet they are still critical of the government’s approach.

4 May 2012

Deal round-up: Solar deals heat up the globep

sunset_040512_170 Despite the news that small scale photovoltaic installations in the UK dropped by almost 90 per cent in April, elsewhere in the world solar deals saw investment and partnerships forming consistently.

4 May 2012

Yingli opens new Japanese subsidiary

Chinese photovoltaic Yingli Green Energy has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan.

4 May 2012

MidAmerican, First Solar partner for California Topaz PV farms

sunchain_040512_170 MidAmerican Solar and First Solar have joined forces to begin building the Topaz Solar Farms in California.

4 May 2012

PV industry leaders launch Global Solar Council

A selection of solar photovoltaic industry leaders have launched the Global Solar Council which will aim to expand the global deployment of solar energy in a sustainable and cost-competitive way.

4 May 2012

Solar to reach grid parity by 2015: DuPont

David Miller, electronics and communications president at US science and engineering company DuPont, has said he expects solar to reach grid parity by 2015.

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