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  • Major Australian utility calls on government to commit to carbon reduction

    17 April 2015, 15:20

    Australian utility company AGL has called on the country’s regional and local government to “set both binding and aspirational medium and long-term emission reduction targets”, while outlining its own commitments to carbon reduction.

  • Vikram

    Vikram Solar teams with European firms for solar cell production

    17 April 2015, 11:25

    India-based PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar has teamed with Fraunhofer ISE, Meyer Burger, and centrotherm to provide its previously announced plans to include solar cell production as part of overall module capacity expansions.

  • hanergy

    Hanergy TF building 10MW R&D and pilot line for Alta Devices GaAs solar cells

    17 April 2015, 09:48

    China-based Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is to build a 10MW gallium arsenide (GaAs) thin-film solar cell R&D and manufacturing plant using recently acquired US start-up Alta Devices technology.

  • SECI to construct 100MW worth of projects in India’s Kerala

    16 April 2015, 20:09

    The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the government group conducting India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), has signed a deal with Indian utilities Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Tehri Hydro Power Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL) in order to build a 50MW PV plant in the district of Kasaragod, located within the state of Kerala.

  • Juwi establishes company’s first PV project in Turkey

    16 April 2015, 20:04

    Renewable-energy project developer juwi is building up its footprint, as it is set to develop its first project in Turkey. The project is comprised of seven separate plants — generating a combined capacity of 7.4MW — and will be located in the municipality of Denizli.

  • Apple store

    SunPower joint venture partners with Apple in China

    16 April 2015, 13:33

    SunPower today announced plans to partner with Apple to build two 20MW solar power projects in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in Sichuan Province, China.

  • Philipinnes

    ET Solar to build 70 MWp solar plant in the Philippines

    16 April 2015, 11:17

    ET Solar has agreed to build a 70MWp solar power project in the Philippines with local partner, renewable energy developer Gate Solar Philippines.

  • SPI buys 30MW of project rights in Japan

    15 April 2015, 15:11

    Chinese project developer SPI Solar has acquired the development rights for 30MW of PV in Japan.

  • Wuhai.

    Risen closes 1,200MW construction and supply agreements in Inner Mongolia

    15 April 2015, 10:03

    An agreement to construct 1,000MW of solar power generation capacity has been made between Chinese PV module manufacturer Risen Energy Co. and the local governments of Wuhai City and Haibowan district, Inner Mongolia, as well as a further 200MW module supply deal.

  • ARENA allocates US$15.2 million for new R&D round

    14 April 2015, 21:25

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has allocated up to US$15.2 million for a new research and development (R&D) round set to help industry-partnered projects that are looking to develop and commercialise renewable energy technologies.

  • Trina.

    Trina supplies 116MW to latest challenger for ‘Japan’s largest PV plant’ crown

    13 April 2015, 12:01

    Japan’s largest solar farm to date will be supplied with around 116MW of modules from vertically integrated Chinese tier-one manufacturer and project developer Trina Solar, it was announced this morning.

  • Solartech

    Solartech sales continue slide in March

    13 April 2015, 11:54

    Taiwan-based solar cell producer Solartech Energy Corp has reported further declines in sales for March 2015.

  • SAS

    SAS sales slightly higher in first quarter

    13 April 2015, 11:27

    Taiwan-based solar wafer producer Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported first quarter 2015 non-audited sales slightly ahead from the prior year period.

  • Neo Solar Power

    Neo Solar Power’s sales stay in the doldrums

    10 April 2015, 11:29

    Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported lacklustre sales improvement in March 2015, resulting in sales remaining in the doldrums for the first quarter of the year.

  • Green Energy Technology

    Wafer producer GET posts flat March sales on increased shipments

    09 April 2015, 15:25

    Taiwan-based solar wafer producer Green Energy Technology (GET) reported March 2015 sales almost flat with the previous month.

Publications

  • Photovoltaics International 27th Edition

    Now that the PV industry has unquestionably entered a new growth phase, all eyes are on which technologies will win through into the mainstream of PV manufacturing. PERC, n-type, p-type bifacial, heterojunction – all have become familiar terms in the ever-growing constellation of solar cell technologies. The question is which will offer manufacturers what they are looking for in improving efficiencies and cutting costs.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.

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