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SunEdison and its TerraForm Power yield co have completed the US$2.4 billion acquisition of wind developer First Wind. The deal makes SunEdison the world’s largest renewable energy developer.
Seventeen utility-scale PV plants totalling 618MW came online in the US in December 2014, taking the country’s annual total to 3,139MW across 277 projects, official figures show.
The US Energy Department said it would provide US$45 million in new renewable energy funding focused on solar manufacturing technologies and is part of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.
The Latin American solar market ushered in 625MW of projects and grew at an annual rate of 370% in 2014, according to the recently released “Q4 2014 Latin American PV Playbook” from GTM Research.
Renewable energy provider sPower has signed a non-exclusive joint development deal with power developer Hecate Energy that will see sPower purchase nearly 162MW of projects.
The present buoyant relations between the US and India over clean energy policy could face their first test next week as a World Trade Organization panel prepares to hear a US complaint over India’s solar domestic content requirement.
US-based utility and energy services provider PowerSecure has added US$25 million in new business.
Solar energy finance and investment firm Sol Systems is set to deploy over US$200 million in capital to finance at least 150MW of projects.
Utility Florida Power and Light (FPL) will build 225MW of solar generation capacity and has signalled that the economics of PV has passed a major milestone in its service area.
Struggling PV module assembly equipment specialist, Spire Corporation said in an SEC filing that it’s CFO, Robert S. Lieberman would be leaving the company.
PV module encapsulant material provider, STR Holdings, has said it is to undertake a reverse stock split of its NYSE listed shares in a bid restore its share price above the US$1.0 minimum threshold.
The leaders of the US and India have reasserted their ongoing clean energy partnership with President Obama hinting at additional financial support during meetings in India.
Chilean authorities have received plans for an ambitious 600MW PV plant project which could be connected to a 300MW pumped hydro energy storage plant, from developer Valhalla Energy.
Schmid Group has followed the start of construction of a new photovoltaics factory in Argentina by opening offices and a warehouse to support the new facility.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative is providing CIGS thin-film start-up Siva Power with US$3 million in funding as part of the program to bring novel and highly innovative ideas to commercialisation.