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Major CIS thin-film producer, Solar Frontier is considering establishing a production plant in Buffalo, New York after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY CNSE).
Strain placed on local electricity distribution infrastructure in the US could be most effectively eased through the use of secondary power electronics, a new report from analyst firm GTM Research has concluded.
Major PV energy provider, SunEdison, has named Jose Perez president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America, while the former regional president, Pancho Perez, moves into a new role as COO of SunEdison Capital.
Real estate and renewable energy developer, Pacifica Capital, has secured finance for two solar power projects in Japan totalling 8.7MW.
US-based PV manufacturer and developer, SunEdison, has finalised the sale of a 20MW project – the Adobe Solar Facility – in Kearn County, California.
Major PV energy provider Canadian Solar has been selected to supply 43MW of its CS6P255P modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan, according to the company.
Bosch claims it has developed an energy management system for optimising electrical and thermal energy consumption from solar power systems, which the company will launch at this year’s Intersolar exhibition and conference.
Solar wafer-to-module processing service provider, Solargiga Energy Holdings, has reported preliminary unaudited first quarter 2014 sales and shipments that are significantly higher than the same period a year ago.
GE’s CdTe thin-film manufacturing equipment from its facilities in Colorado, US is to go under the hammer in an online auction beginning on 8 May 2014.
Proposals for what would have become the largest PV project in England have been refused planning permission despite being recommended for approval by planning officers.
US energy regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has revealed that 584MW of new large-scale solar energy capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2014.
Leading PV manufacturer, Yingli Green, is providing an unidentified France-based PV module manufacturer with its polycrystalline solar cells.
Kyocera will invest in US$38 million worth of PV projects in New York State, after entering a tax equity partnership agreement with installer US Light Energy.
Bankrupt PV module manufacturer Shanghai Chaori Solar has stopped production at its Shanghai headquarters as customers cancel orders and it struggles to generate cash flow.
Value of solar tariffs (VOST) of the type recently adopted in the US state of Minnesota create “serious instability for the solar industry”, according to US advocacy group The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC).
The US government has announced plans to smooth the path for the development of commercial-scale solar with US$15 million being set aside for community-lead projects.
According to new analysis from market research firm IHS sufficient PV module supply outside China and Taiwan exists to meet expected demand in the US in 2014, dampening panic buying before a US anti-dumping judgement due later this year.
LDK Solar has claimed through its Cayman Island liquidators that unaudited accounts indicate the company had revenue of US$273.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from US$156.6 million in the previous quarter.
United Photovoltaics Group is close to signing a deal with China Financial Leasing Company (Sinolease) to provide at least US$1.6 billion in PV project funding.
US solar energy provider FLS Energy has confirmed a 13.2MW module order with JA Solar.
Hanergy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with renewable energy asset management firm Greenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation for the funding of up to 126MW of PV projects in the US.
The price gap between monocrystalline silicon modules and multicrystalline is closing as rooftop markets continue to expand, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend.
A new US$100 million project finance fund for distributed solar in the US is to be set up by Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI) and clean energy finance firm Sol Systems.
The International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) will begin a programme of standardisation for redox flow batteries – which can be used for large-scale energy storage applications – following discussions which were initiated in Japan in October 2013.
Tracking manufacturer SPG Solar has completed the install of a 50MW system for a project in Arizona.