The Latin American solar market is expected to double to 2.3GW in 2016, up from 1.3GW last year, but it remains in its early stages having been held back by key markets in Brazil and Mexico, according to the latest figures from analyst firm GTM Research.
Japanese electronics firm Panasonic is reported to be suspending production at its Nishikinohama ‘HIT’ solar cell and module assembly plant due to weak domestic consumer demand in Japan.
Germany-based inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology is setting up a subsidiary in Brazil, which will provide residential, commercial and utility-scale solar solutions as well as other services in the Latin American country.
India conglomerate company Adani Group is looking to develop a utility-scale PV installation in Australia’s Queensland province.
Dresden-based OPV thin-film producer, Heliatek has set a new conversion efficiency record of 13.2% using a multi-junction lab-sized (1.37 cm²) sample cell with its small molecule, vacuum deposition process on a plastic film substrate.
Distributed renewable energy company UGE International has closed on its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of Ontario-based solar energy firm Endura Energy Project Corp.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, E-Ton Solar Tech Co reported a 14.3% decline in January 2016 sales, unable to match of beat a record sales figure for December, 2015.
Australia’s residential solar market could be in a state of permanent decline given that market penetration is already very high and the county’s Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) subsidy may come to an end this year, according to the latest analysis from Australia-based solar consultancy SunWiz.
The Canadian province of Alberta has established a C$5 million (US$3.6 million) fund for municipal and agricultural solar.
Hawaii’s electricity regulator and main utility have recognised that customer-sited distributed energy resources (DERs), including rooftop PV and energy storage, can provide essential grid services and better visibility for network operators, the VP of Stem Inc's Hawaii operations has told Energy Storage News.
UK developer Solarcentury has completed one of Panama’s first solar farms to be connected to the country’s grid after following a subsidy free route to the spot market.
The Indian state of Himachal Pradesh plans to establish 700MW of solar PV capacity under its revised Solar Power Policy 2016.
Argentina president Mauricio Macri has announced plans to establish 3GW of solar in Northern Argentina.
US-based polysilicon producer REC Silicon said in a trading update ahead of releasing fourth quarter results at the end of the week that it would shutdown its Silane IV production unit and remaining FBR production at its Moses Lake plant.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Motech Industries has reported January, 2016 sales reaching a new record high, the fifth consecutive month of record sales.