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UK solar developer Hive Energy is to make its first break into the international solar market by opening a new office in Dubai.
Italian-based renewable energy developer Enel Green Power (EGP) has entered the Indian market by acquiring a majority stake in utility-scale wind and solar operator BLP Energy, a subsidiary of India-based renewable energy company Bharat Light and Power (BLP Group), for around EUR30 million (US$33.6 million).
PV mounting systems specialist Powerway has won a bid to be the exclusive mounting-structure supplier for a 132.5MW PV power plant to be built in the Philippines, the largest to date, according to the company.
Indian industrial firm Adani Group and China’s largest independent polysilicon to power plants group, GCL have signed an agreement to develop both upstream and downstream PV operations in India as well as collaborating on a range of energy projects such as wind and LNG terminals.
PV energy provider United Photovoltaics Group has completed the purchase of PV power plants in China totalling 170MW.
German EPC service contractor IBC Solar is moving into PV project development and financing in India.
The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has approved a new testing regime supported by Trina Solar regarding the test method for determining vinyl acetate (VA) content of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer applied in modules using Thermal Gravimetric analysis (TGA).
Monocrystalline wafer producer Longi Silicon Materials has signed a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government of Andhra Pradesh, India to build and operate a 500MW solar cell and module production plant.
Chinese manufacturer Yingli Green has signed several agreements with agricultural and industrial building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) provider Qingdao New Energy Solutions (NESI) for the supply of 130MW of solar panels.
Fourth Partner Energy (4PEL) a Hyderabad-based company developing distributed solar power, has raised around US$2 million in financing, enabling the firm to offer more financing options to its clients.
China-based monocrystalline ingot/wafer producer, Solargiga Energy Holdings is relocating and centralising monocrystalline ingot and wafer production to cut costs.
The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has officially approved its net metering policy for rooftop PV in the state.
India is primed for a “massive jump” in its solar PV installations next year, with the 8.7GW of projects now under development nearly double the current installed capacity of around 4.7GW, according to the latest analysis from consultancy firm Bridge to India.
The parent company of PV manufacturer Tianwei New Energy has filed for bankruptcy dragging the company into the proceedings.
Indian energy minister Piyush Goyal has urged the US and its clean energy companies to partner India on its renewable energy vision at a high-level meeting attended by leading US PV firms, including SunEdison, First Solar and SunPower.