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The need for resilient electricity supplies is driving demand for micro-grids in the Asia-Pacific region to the “threshold of exponential growth”, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
Both PV microinverter and power optimiser demand are expected to continue to grow rapidly, according to the latest market research report from IHS Technology.
International consulting and engineering company, Pöyry, is to carry out engineering work on a 130MW solar power plant in Thailand.
German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar has been selected to provide inverters and operations and maintenance services for what is set to be Canada’s largest PV power plant.
Having the two largest markets in the world, China and Japan helps, but according to market research firm NPD Solarbuzz the Asia-Pacific region that includes India, Australia and Thailand is expected to support PV market demand of around 17.2GW in the second half of 2014.
Wuxi Suntech’s parent company Shunfeng and its partner Greenfield Solar International have signed youmex to finance the PV project pipeline they are developing in the UK.
Chile’s government has released CLP780 million (US$1.3 million) to fund the early-stage development of 51 renewable energy projects totalling 740MW.
China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar Technology has signed a cooperation framework agreement with the Management Committee of Jiangning, Nanjing high-tech Park, China that includes 150MW of distributed rooftop PV projects.
Japanese thin-film manufacturer and project developer Solar Frontier has supplied 21.3MW of its solar modules to a large-scale PV project in southern Japan for its former parent company, Showa Shell.
Reflecting the general recovery in PV equipment sales, Meyer Burger Technology has said it will increase its working capital in a CHF100 million (US$106 million) convertible bond issue.
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) has said that around the 100 equipment suppliers in the country that support the PV manufacturing supply chain have seen sales rebound in the first half of 2014.
Module manufacturer, Canadian Solar, has been awarded a module supply agreement for a 1.5MW project in Jordan.
Weak supply chain practices are costing the global solar industry up to US$500 million a year, according to the International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA).
US installer SolarCity has launched a new flat roof mounting solution for the commercial rooftop market that it claims could allow customers to fit 20% to 50% more panels on their roofs.
A support scheme has been launched for the grid-purchase of electricity under a net metering programme in Chile, to come into effect next month.