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Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is tendering engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for 250MW of solar capacity in Madhya Pradesh and 260MW in Rajasthan.
Construction of a 2.3MW solar PV system which floats on water has been finished in Japan, the third such plant to be built by a Kyocera-backed joint venture (JV) and the biggest completed to date.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer TSEC Corporation is pitching its future competitiveness on plans to migrate to advanced N-type monocrystalline heterojunction (HJ) and advanced multicrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology over the next few years.
Japan’s Kyocera is partnering with K.K. Gaia Power, Kyudenko and Century Tokyo Leasing on a 92MW solar energy plant spanning Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture.
The cost of subsidies for installing and maintaining residential solar power systems will cost Australia’s economy AUS$9.7 billion (US$7.5 billion), according to a new report, which has prompted a strong backlash from solar industry bodies, who said the findings were “cherry picking”.
Proposals for new tariffs in South Australia are set to reduce electricity prices for all residents, but solar panel customers would receive only half that reduction.
Solar investor United PV will co-invest with an insurance firm in 1GW of projects in China during the next two years.
China-based monocystalline wafer producer Xian Longi Silicon Materials Company is partnering with local authorities in Shanting District, Shandong Province, China to provide PV projects totalling 400MW.
Indian industrial Group Adani is planning the construction of a 1GW solar park in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to a local report.
Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has announced the allocation of a further 500MW of solar PV capacity in Andhra Pradesh and 420MW in Rajasthan.
JA Solar will establish a 500MW cell and module plant in India, it has been confirmed.
Tier-one Chinese module manufacturer ZN Shine has removed its managing director in Europe after he allegedly used company money to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Australia’s reduced Renewable Energy Target (RET) of 33,000GWh could scale back large-scale solar potential in the country by 80%, according to a leading industry figure.
Demand for solar in China could help secure Yingli Solar’s financial future, according to a research note by IHS.
Taiwanese cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has become the latest solar firm to reveal plans for a yieldco vehicle to support a move into downstream PV project activity.