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Flexible CIGS thin-film firm, Ascent Solar surpassed US$1 million in annual revenue for the second time since it started operations in 2005.
Duke Energy’s subsidiary, Duke Energy Renewables, has acquired two 20MW PV projects in California from renewable energy developer Infigen Energy.
Solar crowdfunding service Mosaic is to offer loans to homeowners in California for PV systems.
RESolve energy consultant Madhavan Nampoothiri says the US complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) regarding India’s national solar mission (JNSSM), can only serve to antagonise India.
Solar market analyst, GTM Research and the US Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) have published the Solar Market Insight Review 2013, revealing a 41% PV installation increase in 2013.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has revealed its 2015 budget with more funds allocated for solar but a crucial Investment Tax Credit (ITC) axed.
According to press reports in India, the country’s Union commerce and industry minister, Anand Sharma has accused the US of being overprotective following its recent solar trade complaint.
US power producer Xcel Energy is planning to expand PV energy capacity by 150MW in Minnesota by the end of 2016.
Major US residential PV provider, Vivint Solar has secured new tax equity transactions that would enable the company to fund around US$280 million worth of PV system installations.
The management of German rooftop PV installer and module manufacturer Centrosolar has unveiled an insolvency plan, which has been approved by the company’s creditors’ committee.
LDK Solar has appointed provisional liquidators in the Cayman Islands as it begins insolvency proceedings.
US testing and certification firm Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has expanded the scope of its warning over the use of counterfeit safety marks on PV modules made by Florida-based Blue Chip Energy.
US-based CIGS thin-film developer, Stion, has claimed a prototype CIGS cell (20 cm x 20 cm) has achieved a 23.2% conversion efficiency using scalable commercial processes. The company did not disclose if the module results had been independently verified.
Infrastructure management company, based in South Africa, Engevix has installed a pilot PV plant in Brazil.
SunPower has developed and built three PV systems at Solano Community College in California.