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Kyocera Corporation is to develop a 13.4MW floating solar power plant in Japan.
Leading Chinese polysilicon and wafer manufacturer GCL-Poly is to abandon plans for the US$1.3 billion sale of its wafer business.
The Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) has criticised a freshly issued set of rules in Japan that will allow utility companies to limit renewable energy output and lower feed-in tariff (FiT) payments in some cases.
The European Commission has reopened its investigation into solar glass imports for China after a request from EU ProSun.
Integrated US photovoltaic energy company SunPower’s solar panels will be sold as part of a package that includes energy management software and energy storage capabilities to residential customers in the US and Australia from early next year.
The latest round of trade tariffs could create a module supply crunch and clog up the US PV project pipeline, according to SunEdison founder Jigar Shah.
Solar power investor United PV has reached a partnership deal with NARI Electricity that will see United acquire 1.5GW worth of solar plants over the next three years.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) has urged the US to consider alternative solutions to its ongoing solar trade dispute following the final determination of trade duties yesterday.
The US Department of Commerce has announced duties of up to 165% on Chinese modules, and as high as 50% for some top producers.
The US department of commerce makes final ruling in China solar trade case giving some firms rates of 165%.
The Australian government’s renewable energy division will trial the capabilities of on-grid energy storage to maximise the value of rooftop solar, announcing yesterday that it will provide funding for a trial by energy storage specialist Reposit Power.
A Chinese billionaire and one of the countries’ leading sportswear brands have invested US$140 million in project developer, SPI Solar.
A late surge in deployment in China will see the Asia-Pacific region top the 10GW mark inside one quarter for the first time, according to research by Solarbuzz.
Hanergy has confirmed details of a 300MW CIGS thin-film factory in Hunan Province.
Global PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne’s Qidong, Jiangsu subsidiary has been given a US$23 million loan.
South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea has supplied modules to the first floating PV power plant that also uses a tracking and rotating system.
Major tier one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has supplied modules totalling 80MW to China General Nuclear Power Group’s Neihuang County, Henan Province power plant project.
Bankrupt PV manufacturer, LDK Solar has secured a new module supply deal with Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Electric Power Design Institute, an EPC company in China.
JA Solar, the fastest growing PV manufacturer in 2014, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with PV materials and technology specialist DuPont.
The joint provisional liquidators (JPL’s) of Cayman Islands registered LDK Solar are to hand back management of the bankrupt firm to its management.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported a two month sequential decline in sales.
The Indian government has today announced the approval of 21GW in new solar development costing over US$800 million.
Spanish renewable power firm Abengoa and South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction will collaborate to develop power projects with an emphasis on solar thermal.
Another large-scale solar project is being built on a former golf course in Japan, a 42MW DC power plant financed in part by the energy investment division of US multinational General Electric (GE).
SolarWorld has claimed that talks to find a settlement in the US-China trade row ended in July however PV Tech understands hopes for a deal have not been entirely extinguished.