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Major PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has secured over US$483 million in PV project finance from Ping An Bank to support its downstream project business arm, Jinko Power.
China installed 7.73GW of solar in the first half of 2015 as it continued to chase its target of 17.8GW by the end of the year.
China-based PV manufacturer Hareon Solar said that its initial Phase 1 160MW solar cell production plant in India was part of more ambitious plans to establish a 1GW state-of-the-art solar cell facility in a joint venture with Indian firm Dalmia Group.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has proposed reauthorizing a voluntary system including best practice standards for solar businesses, which is to be run by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) for five years.
Chinese PV manufacturer Hareon Solar plans to set up a 160MW cell production project in India through its wholly owned-subsidiary Hareon Solar Power along with Keshav Power, an arm of business conglomerate Dalmia.
India-based module manufacturer Rolta Power and China-based Zhenfa New Energy Science and Technology Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop 2GW of solar projects in India.
France-based energy firms EDF Energies Nouvelles and EREN Renewable Energy have commissioned 150MW of solar projects developed by Delhi-based ACME Solar in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Odisha.
PV manufacturer Wuxi Suntech, a subsidiary of Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE), has supplied 9.3MW of modules to a 13GWh Adani solar plant in India.
China-based PV manufacturer has reported an 84.76% increase in revenue for the first half of 2015 on the back of strong domestic demand and a focus on overseas emerging markets.
SunEdison has inked a power purchase agreement with a leading Delhi distribution utility to provide 180MW of PV electricity to the citizens of New Delhi.
CIGS thin-film producer Hulk Energy Technology (Hulk) is planning a single 200MW line expansion by the end of 2015, due to growing demand in Europe and the expectation of establishing a strong market in the US.
Sungrow Power Supply Co. and SUMEC New Energy Development have signed a cooperation agreement with the Lingbi People’s Government for the construction of a 200MW solar power project in the Anhui province of China.
The outspoken chief of industry body the Australian Solar Council has backed a pledge by the country’s parliamentary opposition party to put in place a 50% renewable energy by 2030 target if elected.
Indian PV developer Welspun Renewables has commissioned a 52MW solar power plant in the state of Maharashtra under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
China-based PV manufacturer Risen Energy is to co-develop and finance an 118MW PV power plant in the Ramnad district of the state of Tamilnadu, India with Rassi Green Earth Energy (RGEE), part of diversified company, Raasi Group.
Investment in solar power in India could surpass investment in coal by 2019-20, with US$35 billion already committed by global companies, according to a Deutsche Bank report.
Chinese conglomerate Tongwei Group has taken a 10% stake in Taiwanese cell manufacturer Gintech.
PV developer Canadian Solar has denied entering a project joint venture in India, but reiterated that is looking at options for building a module plant and other solar project opportunities in the country.
South-Korean tier-one PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS is entering a joint venture with Indian energy company ReNew Power to develop two solar projects in the Indian state of Telangana with 148.8MW capacity.
Beleaguered Chinese manufacturer Hanergy Thin Film Power has cancelled a controversial module supply deal with its parent group.
PV developer SunEdison and its yieldco, TerraForm Power, are to acquire US residential PV provider Vivint Solar for around US$2.2 billion.
Schneider Electric has become the latest international player in the solar industry to highlight the potential for PV in the Philippines, according to remarks made by a senior executive for the company.
Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar’s TSM-PE05A and TS-PE14A modules have received 1500V certification from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Solar industry members have expressed concern that this week’s record low bids for solar contracts in India may not translate into “workable” projects.
PV manufacturer Trina Solar has signed an agreement to supply 51MW of dual glass modules to Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute in order to power equipment in tea plantations.
Hanergy Thin Film Power has threatened to challenge its suspension by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in the courts.
China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy has received approval from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank for RMB825 million (US$133 million) in loans.
PV company JinkoSolar Power Engineering Group, a subsidiary of JinkoSolar Holding, has signed a US$150 million loan agreement with Credit Suisse AG and several other financial bodies.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft National Renewable Energy Act aiming to promote renewable energy in the country.
REC Silicon has revealed that it will halve production at its Moses Lake facility in Washington State as a result of the ongoing polysilicon trade dispute with China.
India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of intra-state transmission systems across seven states at an estimated cost of INR85.5 billion (US$1.35 billion).
SkyPower Southeast Asia Holdings has put in the lowest winning bid ever for solar projects in India at INR5.05 per kWh for a 50MW project in Madhya Pradesh.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures have underlined previous analysis by PV Tech suggesting a mass overseas relocation of production capacity by Chinese PV manufacturers in response to increasingly hostile trading conditions.
US-based power producer Hilliard Energy plans to invest US$600 million to set up 650MW of solar and wind energy projects in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Australia’s “largest solar and battery storage project to date” will be built by German developer Juwi at a copper and gold mine, with support from public bodies including the country’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
Support from Australia’s state governments is critical to help the development of solar projects as national debate over renewables becomes increasingly “corrosive”, according to speakers at the Australian Clean Energy Summit 2015 today.
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (HKSFC) has suspended Hanergy Thin Film Power Group.
PV developer Solar Power Inc (SPI) has closed a Securities Purchase Agreement (SPA) with energy management firm ZBB Energy Corporation.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has signed a 70MW module supply contract with Ramnad Solar, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Adani Group.
Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Nuvo plans to participate in the upcoming bidding processes for central, state and private sector solar power projects in India, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing.
Australia looks set to launch a 200MW large-scale solar auction after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) revealed its new funding plan.
Sarus Solar, a joint venture between three Canadian firms, plans to invest more than INR65 billion (US$1 billion) in a 500MW solar facility in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Green energy products provider ReneSola has acquired the total project development rights for 22.5MW of ground-mounted PV plants in Japan.
Solar companies in the Philippines are planning to push the country’s government to quadruple the amount of solar qualifying for its feed-in tariff scheme, according to reports.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has been told by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that it can no longer invest in rooftop solar and wind projects.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has met with India’s power minister Piyush Goyal to discuss solar power projects in the state.
Shi Lei, VP of HT-SAAE, a leading dedicated monocrystalline solar cell and module producer, sees growing demand across multiple markets for high-efficiency modules and explains what is driving its sales growth.
Investment in small-scale solar during the second quarter of 2015 was up 29% on the previous year, going against a ‘lag’ in investments in clean energy globally, according to new Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures.
The US Department of Commerce has reviewed its final anti-dumping (AD) and anti-subsidy (AS) rates on Chinese solar firms with most tier-one firms having their rates cut.
Yiming (Jimmy) Wang, CEO of Ginlong Technologies, discusses the company’s market share growth and popularity of three-phase string inverters for an increasing penetration of the commercial and utility-scale markets.