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Japanese firm Solar Frontier has completed its acquisition of the US project pipeline of developer Gestamp Solar.
Tier-one module manufacturer Trina Solar has secured a 300MW distributed generation (DG) deal in China as it looks to boost its activity in the sector this year.
The solar module-producing division of Japanese ceramics and semiconductor maker Kyocera has partly attributed a decline in sales of solar panels to market conditions in Japan, including the recent struggles over grid capacity for solar projects.
GCL New Energy Holdings has issued US$100 million of convertible bonds via its subsidiary GCL Yield Holding Company to fund the acquisition of solar power generation projects in the People’s Republic of China.
The tariffs levied on Chinese solar products in the EU could be in place more than a year after their expiry in December this year.
Hi-tech equipment manufacturer Manz has set a new efficiency record for a CIGS thin-film module of 16%.
Semiconductor equipment makers Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron have agreed to terminate plans for a merger after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) warned about loss of competition from the procedure.
Kyushu Electric, the Japanese utility that last year temporarily suspended new grid applications for large-scale solar, sparking a wave of similar suspensions by other utilities, will install a huge battery project aimed at integrating a higher capacity of renewable energy generation.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer Zhongli Talesun Solar expects to ramp it recently announced 500MW cell and module production plant near the end of year, which will produce PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) technology for its new ‘Hipro’ 285W+ modules being launched at SNEC 2015.
European PV trade association EPIA has said it would support free trade and the end of current trade barriers on imported Chinese solar modules, the first time the trade association has set a strategy position on the ongoing trade conflict that has impacted the PV industry.
China’s Trina Solar has claimed a new efficiency record for a p-type multi-crystalline silicon module of 19.14%.
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are to jointly launch a new R&D centre to support deployment of solar in the emirate.
PV equipment maker Singulus Technologies will undergo a financial restructuring as it looks to reduce it debt.
The renewable energy advisory subsidiary of German insurance giant Allianz is to offer risk assessment and certification services to PV projects in partnership with VDE and Fraunhofer ISE, two of solar’s best known certification and testing houses.
Ireland-based Kingspan Group has announced the US launch of its solar energy provider arm Kingspan Energy.
Based on a new report from consultancy IHS, the top 10 PV module suppliers slightly increased their market share from last year, jumping from 48% in 2013 to 49% in 2014.
Mississippi Power is set to partner with two solar businesses and the US Navy in order to develop and construct two PV installations within the state.
Solar energy services provider SunEdison has named Jose Perez as president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America — replacing Pancho Perez, who will join SunEdison Capital in a new position.
A Bill proposing to cut the lifetime and targets of North Carolina’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) in half has been voted down.
Yingli has netted RMB588.2 million (US$94.9 million) from the sale of land earmarked for the expansion of its in-house polysilicon operations.
Energy Partners Latin America (EPLA) is to build a 150MW PV power plant costing over US$300 million in Baja California State, Mexico.
PV equipment specialist Meyer Burger has settled a disputed bill with GT Advanced Technologies following a US$34.8 million deal.
A US utility is to install zinc iron redox flow batteries onto a micro-grid to test their suitability for integrating solar onto a local circuit.
Pakistan has reportedly postponed its renewable energy development plans in favour of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to local media.
As part of Duke Energy’s US$500 million commitment to solar energy in North Carolina, construction activities are starting to get underway at three PV facility sites.