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Hanergy Thin Film Power is setting up a product development business with a research centre to be established in Silicon Valley.
Developer SPI Solar has agreed a deal to buy a major Chinese rooftop mounting manufacturer as it looks to grab a bigger share of the country’s distributed generation (DG) market.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, the Chinese manufacturing and project developer, is to issue convertible bonds worth around HK$2.8 billion (US$361 million) to fund its ongoing downstream expansion.
Hanwha Q CELLS is to add four automated module assembly production lines to its existing main solar cell production facility in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
Europe’s outgoing trade commissioner has said Europe did not get the best deal out of the resolution to the long-running solar trade dispute with China.
Thin-film manufacturer Hanergy has completed the first phase of a BIPV install at its headquarters in Beijing, covering the building’s exterior almost entirely with 600kW of thin-film PV.
SunEdison and the state government of Rajasthan, India are to build 5GW of solar.
Global solar energy supplier, Proinso is to provide PPA-model financing for distributed generation solar projects 100kW and above across India.
EU ProSun is preparing to request the European Commission to start a formal investigation into whether Chinese module makers are breaking the rules set out in the agreed trade settlement, PV Tech has learned.
A computer manufacturer, China Great Wall Computer Shenzhen Co, is set to invest over US$87 million in 60MW of solar power projects in central and eastern China.
Singapore is set to introduce measures aimed at meeting “significant shifts” in the energy sector, including investment in research for integration of solar, cutting times for grid connection and the creation of a US$25 million fund for energy storage projects.
The bid results for the 500MW solar tender in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India reveals that US thin film manufacturer, First Solar has submitted the lowest bid.
SPI and GD Solar are to develop 500MW of solar in China, each year from 2015 to 2017, for a total of 1.5GW.
PV manufacturer Clenergy, completed a 41MW mounting order for TBEA SunOasis’ Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park, on track to be Pakistan’s first large-scale ground PV project.
Solar cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN), completed the delivery of 39MW of solar modules to solar vehicle company Third Step France, shipped from CSUN’s plant in Turkey.
Time is fast running out for the US and Chinese to reach a negotiated settlement to their ongoing solar trade dispute, according to a leading expert on the case.
As expected, LDK Solar’s three US subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the District of Delaware US Bankruptcy Court, according to court documents.
Australia’s Renewable Energy Target will not be scrapped following talks held today, but the government is still negotiating exemptions with the opposition.
China Sunergy (CSUN), the Chinese module manufacturer awarded tier one module supplier status by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) earlier this year, has announced that its latest 280W module is ready for commercial release.
The newly appointed chief of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is expected to continue efforts to restart the country’s nuclear power generation, according to reports.
European module supplier, REC announced today its modules have passed new performance tests.
The working group established by the Japanese government to deal with grid connection issues for solar and other new energy generation capacity met for the first time last week.
The new contracts for difference mechanism in the UK market is “an interesting opportunity for a more market orientated approach”, according to First Solar.
The Hami concentrator PV plant in China has entered its second phase, according to manufacturer Soitec and developer Focusic New Energy Holding.
Major PVEP SunEdison is looking to leverage its advanced fluidized bed reactor (PBR) technology that is claimed to offer high-purity polysilicon at the lowest cost to build a major downstream PV power plant business in the largest market, China.
EPC firm Jinko Power, a subsidiary of major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar is teaming with the government of Shicheng County, Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province to develop 200MW of PV projects over a 4-year period.
CSUN’s chief financial officer, Yongfei Chen, has tendered his resignation, effective October 31, 2014.
The Indian government has revealed details of an auction of 1GW of solar projects in the state of Andhra Pradesh that will form the first part of a national 15GW roll out of PV between now and 2019.
Global EPC firm SPI Solar (SPI) has secured the land and project development rights for a 6MW project in Susami City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan scheduled to begin construction next month.
Major PV energy provider SunEdison has struck a major deal with China-based private equity firm, JIC Capital, a subsidiary of Central HuiJin Investment to fund the development and construction of PV power plant projects in China totalling 1GW over the next three years.
Potential changes to the scope of the US trade investigation into Chinese modules could create a serious drop in Taiwan-produced cell sales, according to analysts at EnergyTrend.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to lend US$100 million toward ACME Solar Energy’s India project plans.
The first two projects in Etrion and Hitachi Hi-Tech’s 300MW Japanese utility-scale pipeline have begun construction, with a combined generation capacity of 34MW.
The US has seen a surge of Chinese and Taiwanese PV imports as companies seek to secure low-cost product ahead of the imposition of trade duties.
Xinyu Xinwei New Energy Co, the Chinese subsidiary of US-listed project developer, SPI Solar has signed an EPC deal with Inner Mongolia Jingzhaolai Energy to build a 20MW PV power plant before the end of 2014.
The government of the Northern Territory of Australia has teamed up with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to fund AU$55 million in off-grid solar installations.
The latest India Solar Compass report concludes that a “very clear message” has emerged: domestic manufacturing capacity is not enough with the government keen to rollout substantial generation capacity now.
A Chinese state-owned engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm has placed a 60.5MW module order with LDK Solar.
The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP), reported a slight increase in sales for September, after three months of decline.
The sudden withholding of grid access from renewable energy projects including solar is “unreasonable” and could bring “great confusion” to the renewable energy industry, the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) has claimed.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Gintech Energy Corp reported September sales of NT$1,050 million (US$$34.6 million), a rebound of 21.3% from the previous year.
PV project developer, SPI Solar is raising US$43.8 million in a private placement with a subsidiary of Evergrande Real Estate Group, said to be one of the largest real estate developers in China.
According to inverter manufacturer, Ingeteam, the largest solar power plant in Oceania, the 20MW Royalla Solar Farm has been commissioned.
GCL New Energy announced yesterday to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that it has struck deals for 661MW of large-scale PV in China, including a 500MW project in Hebei Province.
Taiwan-based PV producer, Motech Industries reported a major rebound in sales for September on the back of increased demand for solar cells and modules.
Major Taiwan-based wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET) said sales in September reached US$43.1 million, up 3.1% from the prior month.
The temporary suspension of grid connections in certain regions of Japan, have done little to dampen Canadian Solar’s existing and future PV pipeline.
The board of Chinese PV manufacturer Hanergy has approved a change of name for the company.
Kyocera has launched another joint venture (JV) company to develop a number of PV projects in Japan, this time with Japanese lending institution, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance and a construction firm, Takenaka.
Taiwan-based wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) saw a rebound in flagging sales in September, due to the fall-out in orders due to the US anti-dumping case.