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Solar associations in the Gulf and India have struck a deal that will see the two regions offer mutual support to their PV industries through the sharing of expertise and resources.
Commercial operations have begun on Japan’s largest utility-scale PV plant to date.
Real estate and renewable energy developer, Pacifica Capital, has secured finance for two solar power projects in Japan totalling 8.7MW.
Major PV energy provider Canadian Solar has been selected to supply 43MW of its CS6P255P modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan, according to the company.
Solar wafer-to-module processing service provider, Solargiga Energy Holdings, has reported preliminary unaudited first quarter 2014 sales and shipments that are significantly higher than the same period a year ago.
Bankrupt PV module manufacturer Shanghai Chaori Solar has stopped production at its Shanghai headquarters as customers cancel orders and it struggles to generate cash flow.
LDK Solar has claimed through its Cayman Island liquidators that unaudited accounts indicate the company had revenue of US$273.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from US$156.6 million in the previous quarter.
The International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) will begin a programme of standardisation for redox flow batteries – which can be used for large-scale energy storage applications – following discussions which were initiated in Japan in October 2013.
German PV manufacturer and developer, IBC Solar plans to construct 5.5MW in Rajasthan, India.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has completed and grid connected two large-scale PV power plants totalling 39MW in Jiangsu province, China.
Leading global PV manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy has joined with China-based investment fund, Sailing Capital, to create a renewable energy fund to invest in Yingli Green’s PV projects.
China Sunergy (CSUN) has announced the signing of a framework agreement to supply 15MW of solar modules to Turkish engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company PV-Systems.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne said that it’s chairman and CEO, Ki-Joon Hong has retired and the company expected to appoint a replacement by the end of April.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, E-Ton Solar Tech Co reported sales of over NT$423 million (US$14 million approx) for the month of March.
Malaysia’s largest electric utility company, Tenaga Nasional has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a government-owned development company to buy electricity generated by a 50MWac PV plant.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International is planning to issue convertible bonds totalling US$296.6 million to support its PV project business plans.
California-based microinverter maker Enphase has become the latest company in solar to announce expansion plans to meet demand in the Asia-Pacific region, opening an office in Melbourne, Australia to add to its engineering and design centre in New Zealand and distribution hub in Sydney.
Kyocera has installed a solar powered recharging station for electric vehicles, aimed at increasing clean energy generation and providing energy security in the event of disaster.
Taiwan-based solar cell and module manufacturer Gintech Energy reported a significant jump in revenue for the month of March 2014.
Struggling lower-tier a-Si thin-film producer and BIPV developer, China Solar Energy Holdings has been forced to close its a-Si thin-film manufacturing plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China after the subsidiary was forced into bankruptcy.
Yingli Green Energy will sell more than 300MW of solar power plants in China to United Photovoltaic Group (United PV), after the two companies signed a framework agreement.
The solar power division of Japanese consumer electronics and engineering firm Hitachi will act as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner on a 43MW ‘megasolar’ PV project in Gunma prefecture, Japan.
PV module stringer specialist, teamtechnik said it had reduced cell-to-cell soldering cycle-times to below 2.25 second, boosting overall throughput of its single-track TT1600 stringer system to an annual output of 45MWp, inline with dual stringer systems, according to the company.
Chinese PV company ET Solar has opened an office in Australia, with a view to mainly serving the commercial and utility markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Europe’s second largest utility Enel Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), to collaborate on renewable energy and smart grid projects.