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The US government has announced plans to smooth the path for the development of commercial-scale solar with US$15 million being set aside for community-lead projects.
According to new analysis from market research firm IHS sufficient PV module supply outside China and Taiwan exists to meet expected demand in the US in 2014, dampening panic buying before a US anti-dumping judgement due later this year.
US solar energy provider FLS Energy has confirmed a 13.2MW module order with JA Solar.
Hanergy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with renewable energy asset management firm Greenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation for the funding of up to 126MW of PV projects in the US.
A new US$100 million project finance fund for distributed solar in the US is to be set up by Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI) and clean energy finance firm Sol Systems.
Tracking manufacturer SPG Solar has completed the install of a 50MW system for a project in Arizona.
SolarCity looks likely to resume its programme of deploying residential energy storage systems in California, following a preliminary ruling by the state’s Public Utilities Commission appeared to rule in the company’s favour.
The company noted that it could not pay accrued interest and fees, which could result in the bank foreclosing. SPI Solar had total company deficit of US$56.1 million at the end of 2013, much of it owed to LDK Solar.
Tracking manufacturer Array Technologies (ATI) has installed four systems in California customised to withstand high wind speeds.
Renewable energy forecasts by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) are at best pessimistic and at worst “simply wrong”, according to a new report by sustainable energy research group SUN DAY.
US-based residential PV installer, Vivint Solar has appointed Dwain Kinghorn as chief strategy and innovations officer to support its expansion plans in the US.
US-based PV installer, PetersenDean and PV module manufacturer, SolarWorld have signed a supply deal inline with the installer’s strategy of only sourcing US produced products.
Local California news, The Desert Sun, reported the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is looking to increase wildlife monitoring at solar plants.
Major manufacturing equipment supplier, Applied Materials could be entering a new market after announcing the development and practical testing of a superconducting fault current limiter (SCFCL) system and technology being implemented at a substation owned and operated by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp in Central Hudson, New York.
Global PV equipment manufacturer, Sungrow supplied a US utility solar plant with its 500kW inverters.