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The New York Green Bank announced its debut transactions, expected to stimulate US$800 million of investment for clean energy projects in New York.
Santander Bank will provide a US$377 million credit facility to Solar Star California XIII, a SunPower hold co.
Risen Solar, based in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China is to invest US$600 million in a 300MW solar plant in Mexico.
SunEdison has closed construction finance with Deutsche Bank for a 26MW solar power plant in California.
US wholesale energy provider, Southern Power announced it has acquired a 150MW solar plant in California.
Soitec Solar Development, a subsidiary of semiconductor manufacturer Soitec, has agreed a 150MW module deal with a North American PV energy provider. The customer has a power purchase agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for the solar project in California.
The US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative granted solar financier Mosaic a second award in the amount of US$650,000 to support its home solar loan programme that should help the initiative’s mission to make solar a cost-competitive form of electricity by the end of the decade.
Module manufacturer, REC Solar ASA has announced the closure of two supply agreements totalling 300MW.
Time is fast running out for the US and Chinese to reach a negotiated settlement to their ongoing solar trade dispute, according to a leading expert on the case.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is to provide US$53 million to fund 40 R&D projects aimed at slashing the cost of solar.
US thin-film giant First Solar’s Macho Springs project in New Mexico has become the first PV plant to receive the system-level ‘Quality Tested’ certification from testing institute VDE and Fraunhofer ISE.
SunEdison has been awarded 17.7MW of distributed generation across 30 PV projects in California, with investors in the company’s ‘yield co’ TerraForm Power likely to benefit.
Solar developer Standard Solar completed another project in New Mexico, with the completion of a 1.8MW, ground-mounted solar array for the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative.
As expected, LDK Solar’s three US subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the District of Delaware US Bankruptcy Court, according to court documents.
Latin America has become Yingli Green’s key near-term focus as an emerging market, with plans to partner in Brazil to operate a PV module assembly plant.