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Suntech has become the latest solar company to sign up as a retail electricity provider in Japan.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is to install 17,500 solar photovoltaic water pumps across the country.
China-based PV project developer and manufacturer, China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings, said it had started developing the first phase of a 1.1GW PV power plant project at the Hongshagang Industrial Park in Minqin County, Gansu Province, China.
Chinese PV manufacturer Chaori Solar has become China’s first firm to default on a domestic bond after missing an interest repayment.
The pipeline of approved PV projects in the Philippines reached over 1GW in January, according to the country’s Department of Energy (DoE).
RESolve energy consultant Madhavan Nampoothiri says the US complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) regarding India’s national solar mission (JNSSM), can only serve to antagonise India.
Wuxi Suntech is currently upgrading cell and module production lines in China ahead of plans to increase in-house module capacity in 2014, according to its recently appointed CEO, Eric Luo.
China’s leading Monocrystalline wafer producer, Solargiga has acquired Chinese solar EPC services provider, Jinzhou Wintek Silicon Materials for approximately US$2.5 million. Solargiga’s ingot/wafer subsidiary, Jinzhou Yangguang was responsible for the acquisition.
According to press reports in India, the country’s Union commerce and industry minister, Anand Sharma has accused the US of being overprotective following its recent solar trade complaint.
Guam is finally beginning its first foray into the renewable energy sector, as NRG Solar and Boeing announced that construction had begun on Dandan, a 25MW solar power plant.
In an effort to boost India’s slumping PV market, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SEIC) is planning to construct a 1GW solar park in Andhra Pradesh state along with adjoining PV manufacturing facilities.
In a Hong Kong stock market statement, Hanergy Solar said it expected more than a 50% increase in net profits for 2013, compared to the previous year.
A JV PV module assembly plant (Vitec Global Solar) between ReneSola and semiconductor and electrical products supplier, Vitec will produce Virtus II modules at the plant in Japan with an annual nameplate capacity of 80MW.
LDK Solar has appointed provisional liquidators in the Cayman Islands as it begins insolvency proceedings.
Two Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturers, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Topcell Solar International (TSI) have concluded new short-term wafer supply contracts from GCL-Poly totalling approximately 4GW.
The new-look Wuxi Suntech plans an expansion of its sales team in Europe with the UK picked out as a particularly strong prospect.
A modest decline of around 10% in the feed-in tariff rate is expected in Japan, while near term demand for solar remains “very strong” in the country, according to Deutsche Bank.
Japanese PV manufacturer, Kyocera is preparing to launch solar modules around mid-year with multicrystalline cells with 18.6% conversion efficiency.
The Solar Energy Corporation India (SECI) has revealed the successful bidders for on-grid rooftop PV tenders, to count towards the country’s national solar mission.
Chinese thin-film manufacturer Hanergy Solar has confirmed that it has now received all due payments from its parent company Hanergy Group.
Analysts have predicted slow growth for India’s solar market this year due to delays in implementing its waning national solar mission.
After losing the support of one of its largest investors, HelioVolt officials announced in a statement Monday that the company will be seeking a wide range of alternatives in order to keep its manufacturing and development business afloat.
Canadian Solar is to supply 18MW of its modules to a PV project being built by Hitachi in Japan and 30MW to Strata Solar in North Carolina.
BenQ Solar, the solar power division of Taiwan-based technology company AU Optronics, is preparing to launch a new lightweight module specifically aimed at the Japanese residential market.
An Australian energy consultancy has signed a deal with the Sri Lankan government to develop a US$190 million PV cell and module factory.