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China is half way through a US$100 billion ultra-high voltage (UHV) grid investment, according to an official from the country’s grid operator.
Solar polysilicon manufacturer Hemlock Semiconductor has filed a US$700,000,000 lawsuit against Green Energy Technology (GET) over an alleged breach of a long-term supply agreement.
Japanese telecommunications provider Softbank, which recently purchased US mobile company Sprint for US$20 billion, is considering the construction of a 40MW solar power plant in central Japan.
Anti-dumping cases, local content requirements and cost-dominated tendering processes are limiting India’s solar energy growth, according to the latest quarterly report by Mercom Capital Group.
China will be the biggest deployer of PV in 2013, according to NPD Solarbuzz.
US thin-film module manufacturer First Solar and Australian PV developer and installer Ingenero have formed a partnership agreement aimed at serving the market in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Armstrong Asset management has announced that it will commit US$30 million for solar PV and biogas projects in Southeast Asia.
Trina Solar has said geographic diversification and pricing stabilisation helped it decrease its losses and post stronger than expected shipments in the second quarter of 2013.
Chinese solar cell producer JA Solar’s new p-type mono-crystalline silicon (‘mono-Si’) solar cells have surpassed a conversion effiency of 20%, as verified by the PV calibration laboratory at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE), Freiburg, Germany.
The petition made by state-owned electricity distributor Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) to cut the rate it pays for energy from 88 solar projects by 28% has been rejected.
Solar power generation in Inner Mongolia increased by 169% in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period last year, according to the Inner Mongolia Power Group (IMPG).
If the Coalition defeats the current Labor government in Australia’s general election on 7 September, it could create an AUS$4 billion (US$3.7 billion) gap in funding for the renewable energy sector and other carbon cutting measures, research claims.
Emerson has supplied inverters for an 8MW extension to a solar park in Thailand called Wang Ploeng Solar.
India is about to kick-start a planned US$7.9 billion investment in its electricity grid as it prepares to introduce more solar and wind.
Three directors have resigned from Chinese PV manufacturer Hareon three days after it announced a 19% drop in revenue for the first half of 2013 compared to last year.