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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.
LDK Solar’s Cayman Island liquidators with the support of two major investors are attempting to start restructuring proceedings in Hong Kong of LDK Solar’s key asset, its polysilicon production operations, LDK Silicon & Chemical Technology Co.
Russian solar firm Hevel Solar has inaugurated a 5MW pilot PV power plant in the Altai Republic, in southern Siberia.
Two Chinese companies, Winsway and Guangdong East Power, will partner on 200MW of PV projects in Japan, according to news reports.
Taiwanese solar cell producer, Solartech Energy Corp reported a rebound in revenue for August, 2014.
A SolarCity-style business model could flourish in China if policy changes allow it, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Vishal Shah.
The response to a call for almost 300 would-be developers of large-scale PV projects in Japan to get necessary paperwork to start construction in order or risk losing feed-in tariffs appears to have been encouraging, according to a Japanese government spokesman.
Despite weak demand from Chinese PV manufacturers after the US anti-dumping rulings, Taiwanese PV manufacturers were said to have received rush orders since the end of August, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend a part of Taiwan-based firm, TrendForce.
Delhi in India has taken a step towards stimulating a market in rooftop solar by publishing regulations for a new net metering policy.
The China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM) has completed its acquisition of German CIS thin-film module manufacturer Avancis.
China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar said a framework agreement had been signed with real estate developer, Jiangshan Yongtai Investment Holdings to develop ground and distributed generation (DG) projects totalling as much as 1GW over the next three years.
Major monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Silicon Materials has reported wafer sales of 789MW for the first half of 2014, an increase 41% compared to the same period a year ago.
China-based PV manufacturer and the largest PV system integrator, TBEA SunOasis has signed cooperation agreement with Wushi County Government, Xinjiang to build a 20MW PV power plant.
Clean energy consultant, Mercom Capital, has readjusted its forecast for 2014 solar installations in India from 1GW to 900MW in its quarterly update of the Indian Solar market.
Major PV mounting systems specialist, Powerway has started ground screw foundation work at the 100MW Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has given itself more time to consider the impact of alleged cyberhacking on its investigation into Chinese solar panel imports.
Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar raised the stakes in surpassing Yingli Green Energy as global PV market leader with the acquisition of a Chinese PV project developer that planned to start the construction of a 300MW power plant in the third quarter of 2014.
German developer juwi is to build a diesel-replacement project in the Philippines, a 6.25MW PV plant on the island of Mindanao.
Solar energy in India now has the potential to become a viable alternative to fossil fuels, according to a report by manufacturer and developer, Tata Power Solar, and solar analyst, Bridge to India.
ChemTrace, which offers micro-contamination testing of solar substrates, wafering, and cell manufacturing equipment has established a new testing laboratory in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Swiss independent power producer Etrion announced this morning that it has closed project financing on 34MW of solar PV projects that the company is building in partnership with Hitachi Hi-Tech in Japan.