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Malaysia’s largest electric utility company, Tenaga Nasional has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a government-owned development company to buy electricity generated by a 50MWac PV plant.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International is planning to issue convertible bonds totalling US$296.6 million to support its PV project business plans.
Dubai’s state utility company has opened the tender process for 100MW solar PV generating capacity.
Global PV equipment manufacturer, Sungrow supplied a US utility solar plant with its 500kW inverters.
California-based microinverter maker Enphase has become the latest company in solar to announce expansion plans to meet demand in the Asia-Pacific region, opening an office in Melbourne, Australia to add to its engineering and design centre in New Zealand and distribution hub in Sydney.
Tenaska Solar Ventures has opted to use only conventional PV modules at its planned 150MW PV power plant in Imperial Valley, California cancelling plans to use Soitec’s concentrated PV (CPV) technology for part of the original project.
Kyocera has installed a solar powered recharging station for electric vehicles, aimed at increasing clean energy generation and providing energy security in the event of disaster.
Struggling solar EPC firm S.A.G. Solarstrom, which is operating under insolvency proceedings said that its restructuring advisor, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants had received expressions of interest from a number of parties in becoming strategic investors in the company.
Taiwan-based solar cell and module manufacturer Gintech Energy reported a significant jump in revenue for the month of March 2014.
Struggling lower-tier a-Si thin-film producer and BIPV developer, China Solar Energy Holdings has been forced to close its a-Si thin-film manufacturing plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China after the subsidiary was forced into bankruptcy.
Yingli Green Energy will sell more than 300MW of solar power plants in China to United Photovoltaic Group (United PV), after the two companies signed a framework agreement.
In contradiction to its nearest rivals, JA Solar has revised upwards its first quarter 2014 shipments that the company said was based on “solid execution”, compared to recent downward shipment revisions by both Yingli Green and Trina Solar.
Croatia has an installed solar capacity of 23.8MW as of the end of March according to the Mediterranean country’s energy market operator, HROTE.
The solar power division of Japanese consumer electronics and engineering firm Hitachi will act as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner on a 43MW ‘megasolar’ PV project in Gunma prefecture, Japan.
PV module stringer specialist, teamtechnik said it had reduced cell-to-cell soldering cycle-times to below 2.25 second, boosting overall throughput of its single-track TT1600 stringer system to an annual output of 45MWp, inline with dual stringer systems, according to the company.