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Taiwan-based solar cell producer TSEC Corporation is pitching its future competitiveness on plans to migrate to advanced N-type monocrystalline heterojunction (HJ) and advanced multicrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology over the next few years.
Japan’s Kyocera is partnering with K.K. Gaia Power, Kyudenko and Century Tokyo Leasing on a 92MW solar energy plant spanning Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture.
The cost of subsidies for installing and maintaining residential solar power systems will cost Australia’s economy AUS$9.7 billion (US$7.5 billion), according to a new report, which has prompted a strong backlash from solar industry bodies, who said the findings were “cherry picking”.
Proposals for new tariffs in South Australia are set to reduce electricity prices for all residents, but solar panel customers would receive only half that reduction.
Solar investor United PV will co-invest with an insurance firm in 1GW of projects in China during the next two years.
China-based monocystalline wafer producer Xian Longi Silicon Materials Company is partnering with local authorities in Shanting District, Shandong Province, China to provide PV projects totalling 400MW.
Indian industrial Group Adani is planning the construction of a 1GW solar park in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to a local report.
Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has announced the allocation of a further 500MW of solar PV capacity in Andhra Pradesh and 420MW in Rajasthan.
JA Solar will establish a 500MW cell and module plant in India, it has been confirmed.
Tier-one Chinese module manufacturer ZN Shine has removed its managing director in Europe after he allegedly used company money to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Australia’s reduced Renewable Energy Target (RET) of 33,000GWh could scale back large-scale solar potential in the country by 80%, according to a leading industry figure.
Demand for solar in China could help secure Yingli Solar’s financial future, according to a research note by IHS.
Taiwanese cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has become the latest solar firm to reveal plans for a yieldco vehicle to support a move into downstream PV project activity.
Chinese state-owned solar developer United PV has hinted that it would intervene should Yingli’s financial woes escalate.
Tier-one module manufacturer Trina Solar has said it expects China to hit its 17.8GW install target for 2015.
Looking to set its renewable-energy sights higher, the Indian state of Maharashtra’s government could potentially raise its target for renewable-source capacity from 14,400MW to 25,000MW.
Module manufacturer Trina Solar has reported record first quarter module sales of 1,026.2MW for Q1 2015.
The parent company of Hanergy Thin Film Power (Hanergy TF) has insisted the firm is in good financial condition despite its shares almost halving in value yesterday.
Tempress Systems, a subsidiary of Amtech Systems, has received a multi-system order for its “next-generation” solar diffusion system from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China.
The “gradual decrease” in debt and cash from its nascent downstream business will be at the heart of Yingli’s long-term future, the company’s CFO has told PV Tech.
First Solar is targeting commercial and industrial PV projects in the Philippines through a newly agreed joint venture.
India is set to double its annual installed capacity with a forecast of more than 2GW to be installed this year, up from 1GW in 2014, according to the latest quarterly ‘India Solar Market Update’ from Mercom Capital Group.
Shares in Chinese thin-film solar firm Hanergy Thin Film Power (Hanergy TF) fell 47%, wiping HK$144.3 billion (US$18.6 billion) off the company’s market value before trading was suspended in Hong Kong.
Shares in tier-one module manufacturer Yingli fell 36% yesterday in the wake of a warning from the company that it was struggling.
Meyer Burger has secured an order for passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology equivalent to 2.5GW of annual capacity.
Solar industry leader JinkoSolar has announced that it will provide 50MW of PV panels to Turkish renewable energy developer Tegnatia.
Consumer electronics and PV materials manufacturer Panasonic will invest ¥9.5 billion to expand its solar cell and module production lines in its home country of Japan by 150MW a year.
European solar power services company Photon Energy claims an emphasis on new business areas including operations and maintenance (O&M), opened up new revenue streams to boost its group performance in the past quarter.
Australia’s government and opposition have agreed to set the country’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) at 33,000GWh by excluding controversial plans for two-yearly reviews.
The world’s second largest solar manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy, has raised “substantial doubts” over its ability to continue “as a going concern”.
China-based inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply has continued its recent trend of positive sales in overseas markets in the first quarter of 2015.
Module manufacturer REC Solar has launched a certification scheme for installers in the Philippines.
Australia’s Labor Party in Victoria has called on the Federal Government to remove legislation that prevents individual states from setting their own Renewable Energy Target (RET).
Indian independent power producer Azure Power has commissioned its largest solar plant under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy — a 100MW installation in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Chinese solar investor United PV has agreed a deal for a 930MW portfolio of projects from developer Hareon Solar.
The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has met to discuss revised plans to tender 10GW of solar capacity on a state-by-state basis over the next year.
Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported first quarter 2015 sales down around 37% from the same period a year ago as demand remained weak.
Major tier-one PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar has signed a massive module supply deal with China Minsheng New Energy (CMNE) totalling 1GW over the next two years.
Commercial solar is rapidly ramping up in Australia with nearly 25% of new solar capacity being installed for businesses generating onsite energy, according to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), the financing arm of the Clean Energy Council.
United Photovoltaics Group (United PV) has acquired five solar power plants with a combined capacity of 210MW from power producer Guodian, in the Inner Mongolia and Zhejiang Province, China.
PV module equipment specialist Spire Corporation said it was continuing to receive and ship orders for its range of sun simulators, primarily to tier-1 PV manufacturers.
Australia’s Labor Party will not support a deal on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) over its biennial reviews and the inclusion of wood waste from native forests, despite Coalition announcements that a deal had been reached.
Taiwanese crystalline silicon cell manufacturer Gintech Energy is to build a 350MW cell production facility in Thailand.
Australia looks set to approve a 33,000GWh goal for its Renewable Energy Target (RET), after minister for industry and science Ian Macfarlane announced that the Coalition had reached an agreed target with the Labor Party.
The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has hardened its stance against solar trade defence duties by joining the SETI Alliance.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) plans to generate 400MW of rooftop solar energy in Delhi by 2022.
Tier-one module manufacturer and project developer Canadian Solar has agreed a US$250 million loan with China Minsheng Bank.
India-based tier-one module manufacturer Vikram Solar has commissioned a 40MW solar power plant in Madhya Pradesh for IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL).
Leading PV manufacturer Trina Solar has confirmed its next major solar cell and module assembly capacity expansion will be located in Thailand, its first overseas production plant.
Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has attended the launch of the second phase of a 1GW solar power project in Bahawalpur, according to local reports.