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PV metallization paste manufacturer Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is expected to attend the SNEC 9th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition from 28 – 30 April, 2015, in Shanghai, China.
Renewable energy giant SunEdison is “exploring all options” in the UK following the expiry of the Renewable Obligation Certificate deadline earlier this month, the company’s general manager for Europe Alessandro Ceschiat has said.
Independent power producer sPower and financial advisory firm CohnReznick have secured a US$168.5 million finance deal for the acquisition of 25 solar projects.
Investment from Credit Suisse into SolarCity will lead to US$1 billion worth of commercial solar installations, with energy storage expected to be an integral part of the offering.
A proposal floated by academics from Stanford University to slowly phase down the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) instead of cutting it from 30 to 10% has been dismissed by the industry.
US-based PV inverter producer Advanced Energy Industries (AE) has received a major order for its 1000NX central inverters from US EPC firm Swinerton Renewable Energy totalling 325MW, biggest order by far for inverters the company has received.
Following recent news that Holland’s Orange Solar will open a module factory aimed at “reviving” European PV manufacturing, BIPV specialist Onyx Solar will begin work on a factory in Spain.
Germany has received more than 170 submissions for its first competitive large-scale solar PV tender, leaving the round significantly oversubscribed.
Ghana has put the brakes on its utility-scale solar market with the West African country establishing a temporary cap of 150MW.
The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 10 that will see both groups partner up in order to improve energy security through PV power.
Folsom Labs, the California-based developer of PV sales and design software HelioScope, has raised US$1 million in a round of funding from other major software players.
Innovation company GE is collaborating with Toyo Engineering Corporation and renewable energy systems developer Kuni Umi Asset Management Co. in order to help power the 231MW Setouchi Kirei Solar Power Plant in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has issued a strategy document outlining how the country could reach 100GW of installed PV generation capacity by 2030.
Surprised by the official figures for solar PV installations in China in the first quarter of 2015, Deutsche Bank analyst, Vishal Shah cited renewed momentum in the Chinese market that could result in the 17.8GW government target for the year being surpassed.
SunEdison and its investment vehicle TerraForm Power have closed financing for a portfolio of 97MW of utility-scale solar power projects in the UK, which were connected in the first quarter of 2015.