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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.
The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), Australia’s rooftop PV incentive, has negligible impact on household power bills, according to analysis published ahead of a review of the country’s renewable energy target (RET).
Tokyo’s new governor, Yoichi Masuzoe, who was sworn into office last week, has announced the creation of a public-private fund for the region to use for investment in renewable energy.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported January, 2014 sales of NT$1,834 million (US$60.6 million), down 10.31% in the previous quarter.
New Zealand’s Green Party has announced a new residential solar loan programme as part of its energy policy.
Taiwan-based integrated PV manufacturer, Motech Industries posted NT$2,078 million (US$68.7 million) in revenue for January, 2014 a 95% increase over the same period a year ago.
Major China-based PV inverter manufacturer, Sungrow Power Supply has signed a ‘strategic cooperation framework agreement’ with Huaneng New Energy a state-owned energy developer to construct more than 300MW of PV projects through 2015.
Taiwanese cell and wafer manufacturers are expected to see a slow-down in sales next month as the latest phase in the US-China trade dispute takes effect, according to analysts EnergyTrend.
US manufacturers should not have to compete with the Chinese government, SolarWorld America has said after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in its favour.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that an investigation into anti-dumping and countervailing duties for solar cell products from China and Taiwan will go ahead, following a preliminary phase vote in Washington DC on Friday.
The preliminary findings of an investigation by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) into the status of uncompleted solar power projects in the country have revealed that 784 projects with feed-in tariff approval do not have either land or equipment deals in place.
Tier one PV manufacturer, Trina Solar, is acquiring a majority shareholding in Hubei Hongyuan PV Science and Technology, a solar cell producer in China.