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The PV module testing laboratory of China-based PV manufacturer, ReneSola has been qualified to join testing firm, Intertek’s Global ‘SATELLITE’ program.
Chinese PV glass manufacturer Xinyi Solar has completed the grid-connection of a 150MW ground-mounted project in Anhui, China.
India and the US are close to signing a billion dollar financing deal for renewable energy projects, according to reports.
A joint venture involving GE Energy Financial Services has secured a loan worth more than US$800 million for the building of Japan’s largest solar power project to date.
Cheng Kin Ming, the majority investor in Shunfeng Photovoltaics, has spoken publicly for the first time about his long-term plans.
SPI Solar has said that it had acquired three PV power plant projects totalling around 19.8MW to be developed in Japan as part of bigger plans to grow its business in the country.
Hareon Solar Technology has signed a new framework cooperation agreement to build a total of 200MW of PV projects in Hami (Kumul), Xinjiang, China.
An Indian IT provider has opened a solar module manufacturing facility with a nameplate capacity of 60MW in Mumbai, according to reports in local media.
In a bid to retain their solar cell efficiency lead of Chinese rivals and gain more business in the booming Japanese market, Taiwanese solar cell producers are increasing mono c-Si PERC cell production, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend.
TMEIC, the inverter manufacturing alliance between Toshiba and Mitsubishi, has become the latest growing Asian inverter supplier to enter the US market.
Taiwan-based PV producer, Motech Industries said it had started shipping PV module orders totalling 22MW to customers in China to meet demand for projects.
Chinese manufacturer JA Solar claims to have achieved a record 20% conversion efficiency in one of its multicrystalline PV cells.
Meiya Power, a subsidiary of the China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) focused on renewable energy, has raised US$227 million in its over-subscribed IPO in Hong Kong.
India’s Tata Power Solar has announced the completion of five solar power projects for the Chennai Silks group.
Japanese telecoms giant Softbank has revealed a plan to build a 5.8MW solar farm in Hiroshima through its renewable energy projects division, SB Energy.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic has signed a cooperation agreement with Hainan Xinghai County People’s government, to build 250MW of solar arrays.
Canadian Solar has made the first dent in what it claims is a 405MW pipeline of PV projects in Japan, connecting a project in Kagoshima, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu.
UGE and engineering, Manila based procurement and management company, Orion Group have teamed up to boost solar deployment in the Philippines.
The resignation of China Sunergy (CSUN) chief executive, Stephen Zhifang Cai, has prompted the return of one of the company’s founders, Tingxui Lu, to the top post.
PV materials provider DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy have finished a 210kW PV project on the rooftop of the DuPont China R&D Center in Shanghai.
SolarWorld Americas has backed proposed bi-partisan legislation to reinforce the protection of trade secrets.
The need for resilient electricity supplies is driving demand for micro-grids in the Asia-Pacific region to the “threshold of exponential growth”, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
International consulting and engineering company, Pöyry, is to carry out engineering work on a 130MW solar power plant in Thailand.
Having the two largest markets in the world, China and Japan helps, but according to market research firm NPD Solarbuzz the Asia-Pacific region that includes India, Australia and Thailand is expected to support PV market demand of around 17.2GW in the second half of 2014.
China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar Technology has signed a cooperation framework agreement with the Management Committee of Jiangning, Nanjing high-tech Park, China that includes 150MW of distributed rooftop PV projects.
Japanese thin-film manufacturer and project developer Solar Frontier has supplied 21.3MW of its solar modules to a large-scale PV project in southern Japan for its former parent company, Showa Shell.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Solartech Energy is investing approximately US$16.2 million in Malaysia-based solar cell producer, TS Solartech Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tek Seng Holdings Bhd.
The Indian government is set to make significant changes to its national solar mission, according to industry observers based in the country.
China-based PV energy firm, United PV, expects to acquire between 500MW and 1,000MW of solar power plants in China this year.
The government of India has published a draft plan proposing the development of 20GW in ‘ultra mega’ solar power plants over the next five years.
The Australian Energy Storage Council, a new industry representative body, has been launched for energy storage in Australia, backed and co-founded by the Australian Solar Council.
The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) experienced its third consecutive decline in monthly sales due to the impact of the US anti-dumping case.
Long-term financing options for solar power projects in Japan are now being offered by US investment banking firm Goldman Sachs more cheaply than comparable bank loans, according to Bloomberg.
China-based module manufacturer, ReneSola is to provide 10MW of modules to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, juwi India Renewable Energies.
A survey into Japan’s approved but unbuilt solar PV projects from the 2012 fiscal year has produced another set of definitive results, with 1.82GW of cancellations announced by the government this week.
The use of thin-film technology in Indian PV projects could be set for a rebound after having taken a beating over the past year, according to analysis from consultancy Bridge to India.
JinkoSolar has connected a 100MW PV power plant in China to the grid.
Industry body the Australian Solar Council has upped its campaign to ‘Save Solar’ and safeguard the country’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) through a new television advert.
Taiwan-based PV manufacturer, Motech Industries reported a further drop in revenue for the month of August having been hit hardest by the impact of the US anti-dumping ruling.
Taiwan-based wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) sales in August continued to slump after the fall-out over US anti-dumping rulings.
Repeated trade actions against Chinese PV manufacturers have failed to have any discernible impact in stopping the country’s industry dominating the global c-Si supply chain, according to analysts NPD Solarbuzz.
Tata Power Solar will supply 10MW of modules to a project in Rajasthan, India, under the domestic content requirements (DCR) for the second phase of its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to build up PV generation capacity in the country.
Tier 1 PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne has won a follow-on module supply deal with power generation firm Baotou Shansheng New Energy Co.
PV mounting system company Clenergy will provide 1MW of anodized aluminium mounting structures to a project in Malaysia, which it calls a “strong start” to its expansion into the Southeast Asia market.
PV project investor GCL New Energy is to invest RMB81.9 million (US$13.35 million) in a company developing a 150MW project in China.
State of Telangana has announced a 500MW solar tender adding to a 4GW solar pipeline.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Gintech Energy Corp reported a third consecutive slump in monthly sales.
China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar Technology has signed another PV framework agreement totalling 100MW with Hakusan Municipal Economic Development Zone in Baishan city.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET) has said it is considering establishing an overseas module assembly plant with sister company, Gintung.
Philippines’ Department of Energy (DoE)’s secretary of energy, Carlos Jericho Petilla has said that rooftop solar is now cheaper than coal in the island state.