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First Solar Launches India Expansion Plan as Trade Tensions Escalate

August 24th, 2012 | by Andrew

First Solar's shifting its strategic focus toward supplying and building thin-film solar power projects in India, as PV cell and panel profit margins continue to be pressured and trade tensions escalate. The Tempe, Arizona thin-film market leader aims to capture 20% of the Indian solar PV market even as critics assert that US government export finance banks are providing low-interest loans to Indian solar power project developers that violate WTO rules on international trade.


Japanese Home Improvement Co. Launches Billion-Dollar Solar Power Plant Program

August 24th, 2012 | by Andrew

Having built the company into Japan's largest residential solar power provider, West Power Holdings is ramping up its solar power investments with an initiative that aims to add 500 MW of clean, renewable power to the national grid. West Holdings plans to build 250 solar power plants across the country, partnering with China's JA Solar and South Korea's LS Industrial in doing so.


Engensa Debuts ‘Pay-as-You-Save’ Solar Loan

August 23rd, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

The offer, reported to be available to homeowners to the south of Birmingham from August 1, will be rolled out nationwide from October. It wiil provide households with an unsecured 10-year consumer loan worth up to £50,000 at an APR of 7.9 per cent.


Solar Power Funding Healthy in Q2 Despite Industry Turmoil

August 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew

News of bankruptcies and downsizing aside, investors continue to put money to work in the solar power market. Venture capital funding, debt financing, and solar project M&A all increased in Q2, while 13 new solar-focused, clean tech investment funds were announced, according to Mercom Capital's Q2 report.


Solar Boat Maker Opens in New York

August 22nd, 2012 | by Jake Richardson

  The Tamarack Lake Electric Boat Company has officially launched its new boat manufacturing facility in Rome, New York. A ceremonial fuel [&hellip


DIY Solar (Yes, You Can!)

August 20th, 2012 | by Chelsea

For those crafty people ready to jump from homemade clothing, furniture, and baby food, take a stab at a DIY [&hellip



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