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According to the official Chinese government’s news channel, the National Energy Administration is expected to set a 20GW per annum solar quota through 2020
DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) said it had recently collaborated with PV module manufacturer REC Solar in bringing its ‘TwinPeak’ module to market.
Leading PV thin-film producer First Solar has signed a module supply deal with Clean Energy Collective (CEC) for mid-sized community solar projects.
India-based PV developer Welspun Renewables has received a new round of funding totalling US$617 million to develop wind and solar PV power plants in India.
A keynote panel comprising the heads of some of the UK’s largest solar developers have concluded that consolidation in the solar sector is inevitable as cuts to support frameworks take hold.
Market research firm IHS has raised its global solar market demand forecast for both 2015 and 2016, the first increase the firm has made publically this year.
Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS said it had been awarded US$52.1 million in an arbitration wrangle with former Q Cells insolvency administrator.
Struggling Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member Yingli Green has said its holding subsidiary, Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy has paid around 70% of its mid-term bond.
Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued another tender for 400MW of solar projects to be located in the Indian state of Telangana.
Solar energy firm Condor Electronics Algeria is developing a 2MW solar PV project in Algeria with UK-based solar developer Renewable Energy Partner.
Engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch has been selected to provide design and consultancy services to a 220MW PV power plant to be built in Myanmar by Thai developer Green Earth Power.
Investing in energy storage batteries to “create a 21st century, decentralised energy system” could pave the way to a sustainable and subsidy-free future for solar in the UK, according to an influential former minister.
The utility Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with global investment and development firm D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) for the supply of electricity from the planned Alta Luna Solar Project, which is to be constructed in Luna County in southwest New Mexico.
Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing has said that the UK government has been “surprised” by the level of reaction to proposed cuts to clean energy programmes, and revealed that he had been informed of hundreds of millions of pounds of investment now being withdrawn.
Major Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported a new peak in solar cell shipments for the year in September.
Metallisation paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics has partnered with Taiwan-based solar cell producer Sunrise Global Solar Energy, a subsidiary of wafer producer Sino-American Silicon Products to maximise cell conversion efficiencies of its monocrystalline PERC cells beyond 21%.
PV super league member Canadian Solar is to build the largest PV power plant in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
ET Solar Chile, the Latin American subsidiary of PV developer ET Solar, has formed a consortium with Brazil-based electronics manufacturer WEG to offer turnkey PV services for the Brazilian market.
SolarMax branded string and central inverters are being once again in production, though not in Switzerland its former home.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) has reached a new monocrystalline solar cell conversion efficiency milestone.
Battery-based energy storage could provide up to 13 different services to the US electricity grid, while the usefulness of the technology increases the more ‘distributed’ it is along the system, according to a new report.
Global development banks have pledged to boost funding to help developing countries cope with climate change through the adoption of low-carbon technologies such as solar.
China-based PV energy provider GCL New Energy Holdings has signed an EPC contract to build a 50MW fishery PV power plant in Yugan County of Jiangxi Province, China.
PV super league manufacturer JA Solar said it had appointed a former rival’s senior executive as its US President.
Broken Hill, a 53MW PV plant project which is Australia’s second biggest utility-scale solar farm to date, is on track to reach full capacity later this month, with the last panel installed at the site this morning.