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Chinese pv manufacturer back in profit – October 16, 2013

A Chinese PV manufacturer is celebrating after returning back into profit in the second quarter of 2013. Alberto Cuter, sales director for Italy and for the emerging markets says the strategy of trading in the global economy is the secret. “It’s the first Chinese manufacturer to return to profit after the tough times that hit … Continued

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Is Hydropower the Key to Georgia’s Economic Future? – Global Risk Insight – October 1, 2013

In May, India’s Tata Power agreed to invest in two hydroelectric projects in Georgia, which could be a big boost to the country’s export potential and regional standing as a power provider. Together with Norway’s Clean Energy Invest and IFC Infra Ventures, the three partners will invest about $700 million in the two projects to … Continued

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Fortum inaugurates the first large-scale biomass combined heat and power plant in Latvia – September 14, 2013

Andris Bērziņš, the President of Latvia, and Sauli Niinistö, the President of Finland, have inaugurated Fortum’s new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Latvian city of Jelgava on 11/10/2013. The new power plant uses biomass as fuel and will provide district heating to the residents and businesses in Jelgava as well as electricity … Continued

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What to do with urban biomass? Energy, of course! – paristechreview – September 09, 2013

While the world suffers from energy shortages, there is still one resource that we are able to produce up to 1300 million tons a year on the global scale – in other terms, 1.2 kg per day and per city dweller. The production of this resource has doubled in ten years and should increase according … Continued

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Biomass pellets CHP to provide with heat and electricity ESF Gateway Center – Biomass Energy – September 09, 2013

The combined heat-and-power system (CHP) housed within the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s (ESF) Gateway Center, which was officially opened Friday, uses biomass pellets and natural gas to provide the campus with 65 percent of its heating needs and 20 percent of its electrical power. “Today we ramp up testing as we connect … Continued

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Chinese Zombies Emerging After Years of Solar Subsidies – Bloomberg – September 09, 2013

Only five solar-power vendors remain in a space built for 170 at a sprawling complex of offices stacked three stories high outside Xinyu city in China’s southeast… Source: Bloomberg.

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Global Solar Inverter Shipments Fall for the First Time in Seven Quarters During Q2 – pvmarketresearch – September 07, 2013

Worldwide market shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters declined by 5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter—the first such decrease since the third quarter of 2011—as demand fell in key European countries. PV inverter shipments in the second quarter of 2013 amounted to 8.3 gigawatts (GW), down 5 percent from 8.7 GW during the same … Continued

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Solar manufacturing costs ‘driven by scale rather than cheap labour or subsidies’ – September 06, 2013

Production scale rather than low labour costs has driven China’s boom in manufacturing PV modules, according to a joint report released today by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Low labour costs and generous government subsidies have often been cited as the main reasons for China’s dominance in PV manufacturing, … Continued