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Indian company ACME Group has signed an agreement with Samsung SDI to produce lithium-ion batteries for use in applications including solar power systems in India and Africa.
PV manufacturer, ReneSola said that it would permanently close its Phase 1, Sichuan polysilicon production plant due to its failure to significantly reduce production costs.
The electricity surcharge used to fund Malaysia’s feed-in tariff will be increased from 1.0% to 1.6% from next year, the country’s Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) has announced.
Over 3GW of PV generation capacity was installed on Australian rooftops, by the end of November, according to figures released by the country’s Clean Energy Regulator.
China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has forecast that on grid solar capacity in the country will reach 10GW by the end of 2013, according to state news agency Xinhua.
Renewable energy will benefit from a “decades long” carbon abatement fund, Australia’s environment minister Greg Hunt has claimed.
Hanwha Solar One has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology to jointly develop, construct, finance and grid-connect PV projects.
Large-scale solar energy developer, SolarReserve, has announced its intention to expand operations into the Australian market, opening an office in Perth, Western Australia.
David King has officially resigned from the Suntech’s board of directors with immediate effect, having stepped down from his positions as CEO and interim CFO in September 2013.
Project developer China Merchants New Energy has conditionally agreed to acquire 300MW of PV projects in China from leading module supplier Yingli.
The southern Japanese island of Okinawa will host a 2MW storage battery and study into grid management, due to the local grid almost reaching the limit of capacity available for renewable energy projects.
EU ProSun, the alliance of European solar manufacturers that brought the Chinese anti-dumping case, has said it is confident the European Court will rule that the resolution of the deal is not in line with the commission’s own rules.
In it efforts to move downstream and become a photovoltaic energy provider (PVEP), Hanwha SolarOne has struck a deal the Bank of Beijing for a three-year US$574 million credit facility.
EU governments have approved the anti-dumping measures on solar imports from China set out in August and confirmed that they will also form the basis of the resolution to the parallel anti-subsidy investigation.
PV cell manufacturer, Jinko Solar has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Lingwu City government for a 200MW solar plant.
Hanergy Solar is set to receive significant investment from its parent company as it prepares to ramp up its thin-film production capacity.
Domestic shipments of solar cells and modules in Japan showed consistent growth again in the second fiscal quarter of 2013, according to the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).
Shunfeng Photovoltaic is planning to place a 10-year convertible bond valued at HK$3,580,000,000 (US$461.77 million) with selected investors to pay for the US$492.3 million acquisition of Wuxi Suntech via court administrators in China.
A Chinese court has overturned its previous decision to throw out a legal dispute between LDK Solar and Canadian Solar over a wafer supply contract between the two companies.
Major tier one PV manufacturer, Trina Solar, is to take over operations of tier two module manufacturer, NESL Solartech, and expand capacity to 500MW.
India and Bangladesh have announced a cooperative effort on renewable energy as part of continuing work on inter-country relations.
PV manufacturer Goldpoly New Energy Holdings has signed a framework agreement to acquire an 80% stake in 195MW of photovoltaic (PV) plants in China.
The EU is to apply a 42.1% anti-dumping duty on Chinese solar glass manufacturers, according to a document published in the organisation’s official journal.
Strong demand for modules in the third quarter of 2013, meant JA Solar reported increased product shipments and revenue, while reducing losses.
LDK Solar has reported increased shipments, higher revenue and reduced losses for the third quarter of 2013, while cash levels also improved by approximately US$10 million after plummeting to only US$85.1 million in the previous quarter.
Following recent news that US PV manufacturer and developer First Solar has established a subsidiary for operating in Japan, the company announced that it has started construction of its first PV plant in the East Asian country.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help Uzbekistan to build a 100MW solar project, the country’s first utility-scale solar power plant.
A solar survey in parallel with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) – or abolition Bill 2013 entering the senate reveals Australians love solar.
Renewable energy developer, Hareon Solar has signed a Letter of Intent to invest CNY10 billion (US$1.6 billion) for a 1GW solar farm in Inner Mongolia.
Daqo New Energy has plans to double polysilicon production at its plant in Xinjiang, China to 12,000MT per annum by the end of 2014.
A syndicate of 11 commercial banks in China have provided technically bankrupt, LDK Solar with a RMB 1.56 billion (US$256 million) credit facility.
Chinese renewable energy project developer, Focusic New Energy Holding, has secured a loan of CNY200 million (US$32.8 million), from the China development bank.
First Solar, set to construct what will be Australia’s two largest solar farms for gas and electricity retailer AGL Energy, has handed the contract for the framing systems for the two projects to a local company, IXL Group, in New South Wales.
With its evolutionary E-STAR II cell in production, Hanwha SolarOne said that upgrades enabled a silver paste consumption reduction of up to 45%, while improving cell conversion efficiencies by 0.2 to 0.25%.
Clean energy consultancy, Mercom Capital Group, has predicted that domestic content requirements in the next phase of India’s national solar programme could lead to trade disputes.
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has finalised its policy on solar net metering, introducing a cap on the amount of solar-generated electricity rooftop PV users can inject into the grid.
Japanese mobile telecom company Softbank and trading company Mitsui & Co have announced that the two companies will partner in the construction of two utility-scale solar plants in Japan.
China’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly, has agreed a US$200 million bond sale to an Asian investment fund.
China-based PV manufacturer ReneSola has won a 53.5MWp module order for PV projects in Texas being developed by OCI Solar Power.
The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has announced that around 3.9GW of solar power generation capacity has been installed in Japan since July 2012, when the country introduced feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for renewable energy.
A Wuxi court has approved Shunfeng Photovoltiac International’s purchase of Suntech Power’s manufacturing arm, taking the protracted saga closer to conclusion.
Clenergy has launched its new PV String Joint Box (SJB) combiner box into the Japanese market, following its successful installation at a 2.5MW solar farm.
The Japanese Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry (METI) has announced that applications for subsidies under the country’s feed-in tariff programme for residential photovoltaic (PV) installations will close at the end of next March.
The RMB3 billion (US$492 million) bid from Shunfeng Photovoltaic International for Suntech’s manufacturing arm has been accepted by the administrator of the flailing firm.
China-based PV manufacturer, Goldpoly New Energy, has reached an agreement with Kunlun, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, to acquire a 500MW PV project portfolio in China.
China’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly Energy, has said that continued high manufacturing utilisation rates at customer facilities meant its production supply could not meet with market demand.
The joint secretary for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Shri Tarun Kapoor said invitations for tenders for the 4GW mega solar project in India will begin in a few months.
Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced two module supply agreements totalling 34.3MW in Turkey and in China.
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has awarded accreditation to Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology.
2013 will be the year of stabilisation for the global PV market, according to clean technology market research and consultancy firm Navigant Research.