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The leaders of the US and India have reasserted their ongoing clean energy partnership with President Obama hinting at additional financial support during meetings in India.
Chilean authorities have received plans for an ambitious 600MW PV plant project which could be connected to a 300MW pumped hydro energy storage plant, from developer Valhalla Energy.
The PV industry’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has signed its eighth supply contract with bankrupt PV module manufacturer, Shanghai Chaori Solar. GCL-Poly is in the process of becoming a majority shareholder in the struggling firm.
Qatar is close to opening a long-awaited tender for 200MW of solar power capacity, according to local media reports.
A leading figure in European PV technology research has urged the global solar industry to pull together to make itself heard at the COP 21 climate change talks in Paris later this year.
The 2015 edition of the SEMI International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV), which will be released during SNEC in Shanghai in late April, will incorporate several key changes to its technology focus.
Japan will produce definitive targets for renewable energy this year, according to a government official. The country’s government has taken criticism from pro-renewable energy groups for not doing so previously.
Schmid Group has followed the start of construction of a new photovoltaics factory in Argentina by opening offices and a warehouse to support the new facility.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative is providing CIGS thin-film start-up Siva Power with US$3 million in funding as part of the program to bring novel and highly innovative ideas to commercialisation.
US-based fabless PV module supplier, Andalay Solar has secured a 50MW annual sub-contracting manufacturing partnership with Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
Swiss independent power producer Etrion Corp looks set to build a 25.9MW PV plant project in Chile, the latest to be planned for the Antofagasta region, after authorities gave the project their approval.
Europe’s approach to research and innovation in photovoltaics needs “systemic” change if the continent is to avoid seeing its solar manufacturing industry entirely wiped out in the coming years.
The US Navy and Air Force have commissioned three solar power plants totalling 120MW along Florida’s Gulf coast.
China state-owned aerospace firm, Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co (HT-SAAE) has revealed verified record solar module efficiencies for both N-type PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) and P-type multicrystalline modules.
The Taiwanese PV manufacturing sector could use the very same loophole that put it in the US government’s crosshairs, to sidestep the punitive duties now faced by its own firms.