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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.
World leaders negotiating global climate change policies are “10 to 15 years out of date” when discussing renewable energy technology.
Almost 100MW worth of plans to install new PV generation capacity have been unveiled this week, with two new projects totalling 80MW added to the large-scale project on a former golf course which was reported yesterday by PV Tech.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has announced the lifting of a controversial import tax on solar equipment.
A late burst of distributed solar projects will help ensure China achieves a record PV installation rate of 14GW this year, according to Tang Cheng, chairman of GCL New Energy.
Taiwan-based PV producer, Motech Industries reported relatively strong sales in November that have recovered to levels before sales declined earlier in the year due to the US anti-dumping case.
The former golf course is in Nakagawa, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan and will sell power generated to the grid.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Gintech Energy, reported a major turnaround in monthly sales for November, having seen a slide since June, due to the US anti-dumping case.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET), reported sales in November of NT$1,460 million (US$46.79 million), down 5.6% on the previous month.
Trina Solar, newly crowned as 2014’s top module manufacturer, is buying a minority stake in Shuntai Leasing in a move aimed at underpinning its downstream and manufacturing growth plans.
Witnesses from SolarWorld, Trina, Yingli, SunEdison, Gintech and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) gave evidence in Washington as the US-China trade row approaches its conclusion.
The merger of Hanwha SolarOne and Hanwha Q CELLS is set to proceed in a deal estimated to cost Hanwha SolarOne around US$1.2 billion in an all-stock transaction.
Module manufacturer Yingli will develop utility-scale and distributed solar projects in Thailand as part of a consortium that includes Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
Chinese module manufacturer Suntech is targeting an increase in its market share for PV modules in the Benelux countries from 3% to 13% by 2015.
Major PV manufacturer JA Solar has shipped 100MW of PV modules to the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Pakistan.
Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s great solar under-performer, but a new pro-solar government has announced plans that could jump-start a PV market in the region’s largest economy.
Construction firm, Fluor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to develop a number of energy projects.
Solar project developers should be flocking to the large land area and natural solar resources of Vietnam, but government diesel prices are barring the way, the CEO of a developer operating in the country has claimed.
Thai solar entrepreneur, Wandee Khunchornyakong, has been recognised with the ‘Momentum for Change – Women for Results’ award from the United Nation’s Climate Change secretariat.
India has scrapped excise duty for off-grid rooftop solar systems.
Module manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has won a 20MW supply contract with Hong Solar.
JinkoSolar has delivered 21.4MW of solar modules to a ground mount solar project in Charanka in the state of Gujarat, India.
GCL New Energy subsidiary, Nanjing GCL New Energy, has outlined the PV module purchase deal with bankrupt Shanghai Chaori Solar as part of GCL New Energy’s plans to acquire a 30% stake in the company and save it from liquidation.
Investor Kong Sun Holdings is to invest in 800MW of distributed PV systems in China between 2015 and 2017.
Japanese telecoms provider-turned-solar developer Softbank could be in line to develop as much as 10GW of solar in India, beginning with the state of Andhra Pradesh, according to reports.
Module manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has confirmed details of the new 230MW facility it plans to build in South Korea.
The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) continued to post a slow recovery in monthly revenue after peaking with record revenue in May, 2014.
More than 5,000 residents from across the country were polled by market researcher, ReachTELL on 26 November, and found strong objection to cutting the national Renewable Energy Target (RET).
One of India’s largest solar developers, Welspun, is entering the country’s rooftop solar market.