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  • Renewable Energy Services Hawaii.

    HECO and NextEra Energy file merger plan with regulator

    30 January 2015, 11:39

    An application has been put forward to Hawaii’s regulator to approve NextEra Energy’s proposed merger with the state’s main electric utility, Hawaii Electric Co (HECO), a move the two bodies have claimed will boost Hawaii’s clean energy ambitions.

  • Trina Solar

    Trina lab secures TUV power measurement cert

    30 January 2015, 09:51

    Trina Solar has claimed its State Key Laboratory Testing Center has become the first institute to attain TUV Rheinland’s Power Measurement Uncertainty Assessment Service (“UAS”) Certificate.

  • kyocera

    Kyocera’s solar module sales revenue weaker than expected

    29 January 2015, 11:36

    Japanese electronics firm Kyocera Corporation has said that steeper than expected PV module price declines in Japan, coupled to a halt in grid access applications by many utilities, led to solar sales declining in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Pattern yield-co acquires potential 1GW pipeline in Japan

    29 January 2015, 10:33

    San Francisco headquartered ‘yield-co’ Pattern Energy could acquire a pipeline of up to 1GW of solar farm projects in Japan, having purchased a majority stake in Green Power Investment Corp.

  • IBC Solar

    Lowering interest rates ‘could cut Indian solar cost by a third’

    29 January 2015, 10:30

    Lowering interest rates for Indian solar projects from around 14% to 7% would save around one-third of the project’s entire lifetime cost, according to a senior climate financier.

  • Tibet

    China WindPower to develop 20MW PV in Tibet

    29 January 2015, 10:30

    Developer China WindPower Group is to build a 20MW PV project in Tibet, according to a statement made to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

  • Hanergy

    Hanergy comes under spotlight from WSJ and FT

    28 January 2015, 12:24 | 1

    Both the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the Financial Times (FT) have recently attempted to delve into the financial and business operations of the Hanergy group of companies with mixed success.

  • India solar.

    US solar complaint against India set to reopen as Obama leaves town

    28 January 2015, 11:22 | 1

    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.

  • Abengoa

    Ingeteam to design CSP plant with storage in China

    28 January 2015, 11:17

    Spanish engineering firm and power electronics manufacturer Ingeteam is to design a CSP power plant with thermal storage in Qinghai province, China.

  • GCL New Energy Holdings

    GCL plans 2GW of PV power plant projects in China in 2015

    27 January 2015, 11:30

    GCL New Energy Holdings has guided plans to build 2GW of PV power plant projects in China in 2015, increasing by 500MW per annum to reach planned installations of 3GW in 2017.

  • Utilities at heart of Japan grid connection dispute set to resume considering PV projects

    27 January 2015, 10:45

    Japan’s electric utility companies that had stopped considering applications for utility-scale solar look set to resume doing so, although projects will be subjected to stricter new rules.

  • Obama and Modi in Washington DC

    Obama hints at more finance for Indian solar

    26 January 2015, 11:41

    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.

  • Chaori Solar

    GCL-Poly signs new supply deal with Chaori Solar

    26 January 2015, 10:51

    The PV industry’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has signed its eighth supply contract with bankrupt PV module manufacturer, Shanghai Chaori Solar. GCL-Poly is in the process of becoming a majority shareholder in the struggling firm.

  • Japan to set renewable energy targets despite nuclear creeping back in

    26 January 2015, 09:40

    Japan will produce definitive targets for renewable energy this year, according to a government official. The country’s government has taken criticism from pro-renewable energy groups for not doing so previously.

  • Andalay Solar

    Hyundai to fabricate PV modules for Andalay Solar

    23 January 2015, 14:06

    US-based fabless PV module supplier, Andalay Solar has secured a 50MW annual sub-contracting manufacturing partnership with Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).

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    Looking back, 2014 was a year of convalescence for a PV industry still battered and bruised from a period of ferocious competition. End-market demand continued apace, with analysts towards the end of 2014 predicting the year would see between around 45 and 50GW of deployment. That has begun to feed through to the supplier end of the market, with all the main manufacturers announcing capacity expansions in 2015 and further ahead.

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