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Shares in tier-one module manufacturer Yingli fell 36% yesterday in the wake of a warning from the company that it was struggling.
The amount of solar capacity installed in the US is forecast to nearly double to 40GW by 2017, up from 20GW in 2014, according to a new video report from the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
SolarEdge, one of only two companies at present to produce Tesla Powerwall-compatible inverters, will launch its expanded range of residential and commercial solutions at Intersolar Europe next month.
Meyer Burger has secured an order for passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology equivalent to 2.5GW of annual capacity.
Four international companies have been awarded 50MW solar PV projects under Jordan’s Round 2 solar PPA tender, with industry bodies hoping the results will help the Middle East solar market take off.
Solar industry leader JinkoSolar has announced that it will provide 50MW of PV panels to Turkish renewable energy developer Tegnatia.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar said it was building a 400MW solar cell plant in Penang, Malaysia as well as adding capacity for high-performance monocrystalline and multicrystalline cells and modules, while establishing a JV module partnership with Essel in India.
Chinese tier-one module manufacturer JA Solar has reported a slight fall in its quarterly profits due to project and upstream expenditure while 2015 guidance remained on track.
Tier one module supplier Hanwha Q CELLS connected two new solar plants with a total capacity of 45MW in the UK prior to the country’s 1.4 Renewable Obligation Certificate deadline.
Consumer electronics and PV materials manufacturer Panasonic will invest ¥9.5 billion to expand its solar cell and module production lines in its home country of Japan by 150MW a year.
German manufacturer SolarWorld will launch bifacial modules, a new storage system and a new residential inverter at Intersolar Europe this year.
Latin America is forecast to install 2.2GW of PV in 2015, a 352% increase from 625MW in 2014, according to the recently released “Q1 2015 Latin American PV Playbook” report from GTM Research.
European solar power services company Photon Energy claims an emphasis on new business areas including operations and maintenance (O&M), opened up new revenue streams to boost its group performance in the past quarter.
Australia’s government and opposition have agreed to set the country’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) at 33,000GWh by excluding controversial plans for two-yearly reviews.
The world’s second largest solar manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy, has raised “substantial doubts” over its ability to continue “as a going concern”.