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India issues new specifications for solar power modules

The new standard specifications will come into force on the expiry of one year from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette, 30 August 2017 New Delhi: India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an … Continue reading

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Budget 2014: Power sector gets electrified with Budget measures. Section 80IA extended to March 2017

Experts, industry and investors welcomed measures announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the power sector, especially renewable energy. In his maiden budget, Jaitley laid stress on solar and wind energy, besides extending tax benefits for thermal power project developers. … Continue reading

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China cuts the cord on struggling solar manufacturers

Manufacturers that can’t get on to the list could be left in the wilderness. The Chinese government has excluded almost 80% of operating manufacturers, including Shunfeng and LDK Solar, from benefitting from domestic support measures as it looks to curb … Continue reading

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Who’s Next? – Fears from Suntech bond default spread to other Chinese PV manufacturers

Testing times for China-based PV manufacturers as loans and lines of credit scrutinised. The Suntech Power Holdings saga has quickly led to questions being asked of the financial health of other leading China-based PV manufacturers. According to a report from Bloomberg, … Continue reading

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Bosch shuts down solar division; total loss amounts to €2.4 billion

Early estimates indicate that Bosch’s total loss amounts to €2.4 billion. The start of 2014 will herald an end to Bosch’s activities in the solar PV industry, the company has announced. As reported earlier today on PV-Tech, Bosch Solar Energy … Continue reading

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Over 300 small Chinese solar companies stopped operating in 2012, says ENF, which goes to prove that there are issues everywhere

Crystalline-based module prices stood at €0.68/Wp (US$0.92) in December 2011 but by December 2012 had fallen to just €0.46/Wp (US$0.60). In 2012 the number of companies exiting the sector due primarily to bankruptcy was close to 300, reducing the number … Continue reading

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India Investigating US Solar Dumping, the sun may as yet not have set on solar manufacturing

Shortly after the completion of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s investigation into Chinese solar exports, the U.S. now finds itself involved in another global solar trade conflict. India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry has officially launched an anti-dumping investigation into photovoltaic cells … Continue reading

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