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Tier-one PV manufacturer ReneSola has reported a significant decline in shipments and sales in the second quarter of 2015, due to a major shift in its business model downstream.
Tesla chief Elon Musk purchased US$5 million worth of SolarCity shares a few days after the head of a short-selling hedge fund ignited a war of words with SolarCity’s own CEO, Lyndon Rive.
Rajasthan has approved an order to reduce transmission charges by 50% for open access solar projects in the state.
Renewable energy developer Pattern Development has chosen renewables services firm Global Energy Services (GES) to construct a 122MW solar plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
A mammoth 485MW PV plant project in California has passed the final hurdle to gaining federal approval after several years of back-and-forth changes to its development plans.
Australian utility Ergon Energy is launching a tender for 150MW of renewable energy projects for its regional grid in Queensland, a state which up till now has been largely devoid of large-scale renewable projects.
US President Barack Obama announced a number of new support mechanisms in an attempt to continue to stimulate the US solar market.
Taiwan-based CIGS thin-film module producer TSMC Solar, a subsidiary of leading semiconductor foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp is to close its manufacturing plant at the end of August and exit the solar PV market.
A senior engineer at Oman’s regulator for water and electricity has recommended the introduction of a feed-in tariff (FiT) programme to foster residential PV deployment in the Sultanate, local reports have said.
Chinese tier-1 PV manufacturer Hareon Solar Technology’s product testing laboratory has recently met TÜV SÜD’s on-site testing standards.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is to hold an auction for for 500MW of solar projects in Maharasthra and 250MW in Gujarat.
Chinese PV manufacturers were estimated to have shipped over 6GW of PV modules to three key markets in the first half of 2015, according to Taiwan-based market research firm EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce.
As Australia’s national politicians continue their bitter dispute over the country’s espousal of renewable energy, the government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is setting its sights on reaching 100% renewable energy generation by 2025.
Solar activist and entrepreneur Danny Kennedy has left his executive vice president role at Sungevity, the PV installer that he co-founded in 2007, to become head of a California-based clean energy investment company.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer E-Ton Solar Tech has reported record sales in July, topping its previous recent record set in May, 2014.