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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.
China-based PV manufacturer and the largest PV system integrator, TBEA SunOasis has signed a number of new framework agreements in China totalling 1.27GW.
Shipments of PV modules for use in large-scale projects in Japan rose by 45% in the first quarter of the 2014 Japanese financial year, according to figures released this morning.
Xiaofeng Peng the founder and chairman of insolvent Cayman Islands registered LDK Solar has resigned his position at the company including any director roles.
A Kyocera joint venture (JV) is preparing to build a 2.9MW PV power station in Japan that floats on water, claimed to be the largest such plant in the world to date.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic, the owner of module maker Suntech, has purchased insolvent German project developer SAG Solarstrom for €65 million (US$85.4 million).
Coupled to a much improved supply/demand dynamic major polysilicon producer, GCL-Poly reported strong first half year results, benefiting from high-utilisation rates and stable pricing.
A deal struck between the US-based ACO Investment Group and the Burma Ministry of Electric Power will help kickstart the development of the first-ever PV energy project in Burma’s Mandalay region.
Integrated PV manufacturer, Solargiga Energy Holdings reported an 85.9% increase in first-half 2014 revenue as it expanded PV module production to meet increased demand from its main customer, Sharp.
United PV has sold a 70% stake in its cell unit to concentrate on its PV project business.
The outcome of Australia’s independent review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has called for it to be closed or significantly downsized in a blow to the country’s multi-billion dollar clean energy pipeline.
skytron energy has recently commissioned its park controller in the 15.2MWp PV power plant near Bambous, in the western Rivière Noire District of Mauritius.
Tier 1 PV manufacturer, ReneSola has been accepted into Intertek’s Global SATELLITE Program to support faster product development cycles at its own PV Testing Laboratory.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, E-Ton Solar Tech reported a second severe sequential decline in revenue for July, 2014.
GCL Poly has secured two new credit lines worth a total of US$490 million. Downstream affiliate GCL New Energy also confirmed it had secured a 95% interest in a project in Jiangsu Province.
The government has promised to support all domestic solar manufacturing and plants should run at full capacity and expand.
PV outsourcing firm Solargiga has secured a 73MW module order with China Power Investment (CPI), according to a statement on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
The Indian government has decided against imposing duties on Chinese, Taiwanese, US and Malaysian solar manufacturers.
JinkoSolar’s downstream project arm, JinkoSolar Power has agreed terms with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop a total of 100MW of PV projects in the region this year at a cost of approximately RMB800 million (US$130 million).
Yingli Green Energy announced yesterday that it will supply modules to a 2MW commercial rooftop project in Japan, which will be built by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Benex Japan.
Japan’s Environment Ministry is looking to boost the deployment of ground-mounted solar farms by offering extra support to projects being built on landfill sites that have reached full capacity, according to reports in the Japanese press.
India’s Ministry of Finance is to announce a final decision on anti-dumping duties for solar imports tomorrow.
Any trade settlement should require Chinese modules imported to the US to be physically traceable, according to a lawyer representing SolarWorld in the US trade case.
Major tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer JA Solar reported second quarter financial results within guidance but raised full-year shipment guidance on the back of stronger than expected demand in China.
United PV has announced it is close to concluding a deal for a majority share in a 40MW project in Inner Mongolia, according to a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has officially asked its US counterpart to begin negotiations for a suspension agreement.
The state of Rajasthan’s 4GW mega solar power project might be cancelled.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has finally received funds to pay a 30% subsidy promised to rooftop solar installations.
SunPower is to trial a residential leasing scheme in Melbourne, Australia.
Trina Solar is to supply 82MW of its anti-degradation modules to a project in China.
Jinko Solar has recorded its fifth consecutive profitable quarter.
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has opened applications to bid for 500MW of solar capacity.
Polysilicon firm Daqo posted solid Q2 results and confirmed its capacity expansion plans are progressing on schedule.
Silex Systems has announced a halt in its 100MW CPV project citing the uncertainty over the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and low wholesale electricity prices.
German polysilicon manufacturer Wacker has confirmed that it will not be impacted by the latest tightening of trade rules by China.
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reportedly intervened to ensure the country’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) is abolished.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has secured a RMB20 billion (US$3.25 billion) line of credit.
Businesses in Queensland are set to face a steep hike in electricity service charges of up to AU$500 a day.
The Chinese government has been granted additional time in which to submit proposals for a settlement in the ongoing solar trade dispute with the US.
China’s Ministry of Commerce is to ban the import of tariff-dodging solar-grade polysilicon from the 1 September.
The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has given LDK Solar permission to continue its restructuring plans, details of which were released last month.
Australian based renewable energy developer, CBD Energy, has bought a 30% stake of the Environmental Engineering Group (EEG) Thailand.
Analysts are split on Jigar Shah’s prediction that the US will install more solar power capacity than anyone else in 2016.
Manufacturer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Tata Power has completed a 3MW solar power plant in just 45 days.
Yingli Green Energy Singapore, a subsidiary of PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, has donated a 3kW off-grid PV system to a school in Laos that had no prior connection to any source of electricity.
Jinko Solar’s project arm Jinko Power has agreed a 500MW project development plan with local authorities in Zhejiang Province, China.