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Analysts have predicted slow growth for India’s solar market this year due to delays in implementing its waning national solar mission.
After losing the support of one of its largest investors, HelioVolt officials announced in a statement Monday that the company will be seeking a wide range of alternatives in order to keep its manufacturing and development business afloat.
Canadian Solar is to supply 18MW of its modules to a PV project being built by Hitachi in Japan and 30MW to Strata Solar in North Carolina.
BenQ Solar, the solar power division of Taiwan-based technology company AU Optronics, is preparing to launch a new lightweight module specifically aimed at the Japanese residential market.
An Australian energy consultancy has signed a deal with the Sri Lankan government to develop a US$190 million PV cell and module factory.
A fire was reported to have occurred at a solar cell manufacturing line at Canadian Solar’s production facility in Suzhou, China according to Chinese websites and video footage.
The Indian government has revealed the financial bid results for its auction for 750MW of solar energy, with US firm First Solar looking likely to miss out, according to analysts.
On a three day visit to China, Pakistan president Manmoon Hussain and minister for Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif met with financial and development companies and banks in Beijing, and signed MoUs for continued investment in solar projects in Pakistan.
Companies responsible for 748 Japanese solar power projects that have gained approval to receive the feed-in tariff (FiT) but have not yet been built have been handed a temporary reprieve.
Indian PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar has been given tier one status.
United Photovoltaics Group, formerly Goldpoly New Energy Holdings has secured financing for 1GW of planned PV projects in China from the Shenzhen Branch of China Development Bank (CDBSZ).
Shunfeng Photovoltaic has confirmed that the acquisition of Wuxi Suntech will not be completed in line with its original timeline.
Chinese tier one manufacturer ReneSola will open a manufacturing base in Japan, in partnership with electronics trading company Vitec.
Major PV inverter firm, Sungrow Power Supply has teamed with SUMEC New Energy Development Co on distributed PV projects in China totalling 68MW.
India’s finance minister, Shri Chidambaram, announced 2GW worth of new large-scale solar projects as part of his interim budget speech earlier this week.