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Chinese solar companies were among the leading performers within the clean-tech sector in securing venture investment during 2013, a report reveals.
A bond issue and share offering is likely to net JinkoSolar more than US$200 million.
Hanwha SolarOne intends to partner with a Chinese state-owned utility and investment firm, HuiTianRan Investment Holding Group, to develop 700MW of PV projects in the country.
The US overtook China for installed utility-scale solar capacity in the final quarter of 2013 and now exceeds 5GW, solar project tracking website Wiki-Solar claims.
Japanese PV wholesaler, XSOL and Yingli Green have signed a PV module distribution agreement.
Chinese thin-film manufacturer Hanergy has recommenced share trading and issued 500 million new shares to an unnamed investor.
JinkoSolar has said that it is looking at a range of financial alternatives for its PV project business that could entail an IPO.
Australia ended last year with over 1.6 million PV (photovoltaic) systems installed on rooftops, representing almost 3.1GW cumulative capacity of rooftop solar power installed across the country.
JinkoSolar has acquired the manufacturing assets of the struggling Topoint group of companies.
China-based PV manufacturer Hareon Solar has announced that it will develop 200MW of solar power plants in northern China, after the company’s board of directors approved CNY1.78 billion (US$294 million) of investment.
The Chinese government’s list of approved solar manufacturers, which threatened to leave three quarters of the country’s operators in the wilderness, will not spill over into the global PV market, according to industry analysts IHS.
PV power plant developer Shunfeng has announced a RMB980 million (US$162 million) loan from China Development Bank (CDB).
UPDATE: An explosion at Mitsubishi Materials Yokkaichi polysilicon plant has resulted in the death of five workers with a further 12 injured, according to reports.
Taiwan-based specialist solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET), has said that continued strong sales would lead to capacity expansion as utilisation rates are set to remain at 95% in the first quarter of 2014.
Welspun Energy has signed a memorandum of understand with India’s Punjab government to develop a 150MW solar project.