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Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar is planning to significantly expand solar module manufacturing capacity in 2014, according to an investor presentation material provided at the ROTH Capital ‘Solar Symposium’ a parallel investor event during Solar Power International 2014.
Time is fast running out for the US and Chinese to reach a negotiated settlement to their ongoing solar trade dispute, according to a leading expert on the case.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is to provide US$53 million to fund 40 R&D projects aimed at slashing the cost of solar.
US thin-film giant First Solar’s Macho Springs project in New Mexico has become the first PV plant to receive the system-level ‘Quality Tested’ certification from testing institute VDE and Fraunhofer ISE.
SunEdison has been awarded 17.7MW of distributed generation across 30 PV projects in California, with investors in the company’s ‘yield co’ TerraForm Power likely to benefit.
Consolidation in the PV manufacturing equipment sector has continued with Amtech Systems acquiring BTU International in an all stock transaction valuing BTU at US$32.5 million.
Global module manufacturer Trina Solar has opened a warehouse in South Africa.
Solar developer Standard Solar completed another project in New Mexico, with the completion of a 1.8MW, ground-mounted solar array for the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative.
As expected, LDK Solar’s three US subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the District of Delaware US Bankruptcy Court, according to court documents.
Australia’s Renewable Energy Target will not be scrapped following talks held today, but the government is still negotiating exemptions with the opposition.
China Sunergy (CSUN), the Chinese module manufacturer awarded tier one module supplier status by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) earlier this year, has announced that its latest 280W module is ready for commercial release.
Latin America has become Yingli Green’s key near-term focus as an emerging market, with plans to partner in Brazil to operate a PV module assembly plant.
PV module manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has agreed to terms on a deal with O2 Energies to provide 17MW of PV modules for three solar projects in North Carolina.
PV installer Borrego Solar and renewable energy provider sPower have begun construction on a solar installation in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Siemens has installed microinverters and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station as its contribution to a ‘net zero energy’ house demonstration which is complete with solar panels fitted by 1st Light Energy.
Solar Power International 2014 got off to a bang last night with the launch of a campaign to save the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
SolarCity, the US’s largest solar power provider, appointed a former Progressive Insurance marketing strategist as its new chief marketing officer, with hopes that he will innovatively increase promotion of the company.
UK renewables investor, TRIG, has said it will give more attention to rooftop solar due to cuts in funding for solar farms.
TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project along the same lines as the original Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) plan, said the idea for Middle East and North African solar energy exports into Europe is still a valid and needed venture.
The newly appointed chief of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is expected to continue efforts to restart the country’s nuclear power generation, according to reports.
ET Solar Energy has supplied 5MW of polycrystalline photovoltaic modules to a mining operation in Suriname.
Japan’s Kyocera and energy service start-up Stem have become the latest partnership to offer integrated solar-plus-storage to commercial customers in the US, beginning with sales in three states including California.
US PV installer Astrum Solar will source all its modules for 2015 installs from Hanwha Q CELLS, the two companies confirmed.
A 2GW concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Tunisia will apply for support from the UK government.
European module supplier, REC announced today its modules have passed new performance tests.