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Yingli Green is to supply 108,000 of its YGE 72 cell series modules to a 32MW PV power plant project to be built next year in Okayama, Japan.
Rises in consumer electricity prices, caused in part by a backlog of unbuilt PV projects, could put Japan’s solar industry in serious danger of losing support, a Tokyo-based analyst has warned.
A Pakistan PV wholesaler has told PV Tech the country’s nascent solar industry could face “total collapse” unless a tax on imported solar equipment is lifted.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, threatened with abolition by prime minister Tony Abbott’s government, is to give the country’s residential and commercial solar sectors a A$120 million shot in the arm.
United Photovoltaics has completed the acquisition of a 20MW solar project in Qinghai province, China.
Market conditions and not the Chinese government’s so-called ‘cull list’ will drive consolidation of the country’s solar sector, an industry analyst has said.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published guidelines for developers bidding in the next part of its national solar programme.
R&D centre, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) has officially opened its module development and testing laboratory the CleanTech Park in Singapore.
A further 52 Chinese firms have been selected to feature on a list of government-approved manufacturers.
An antenna tower in Australia serving a broadcaster will be the site of a solar-plus-storage project funded by the German government and designed to deliver power 24 hours a day.
Work continues apace on the new factory that will serve as a “blueprint” for the future plans of Japanese thin-film module manufacturer Solar Frontier, with the company confirming to PV Tech that it will target a cell efficiency of 15% on its production lines.
Joint provisional liquidators of Cayman Islands-registered solar wafer producer, LDK Solar, have said that two non-executive directors of the company have resigned, without citing any reasons for the departures.
PV module manufacturing leader Yingli Green Energy Holding Company will provide 3MW of PV modules to a demonstration project for distributed generation (DG) in Wuhan, China.
US-based PV inverter manufacturer Solectria Renewables has been acquired by Yaskawa America, a subsidiary of Yaskawa Electric Corporation.
San Carlos Solar Energy (SaCasol), a Philippines-based joint venture, has been awarded bridge funding from the Bank of the Philippines (BPI) to develop its PV portfolio.