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The UK subsidiary of insolvent German distributor Wagner & Co has bought out its German-held stake and re-launched as an independent entity.
The US is lagging behind the likes of Australia and Germany in pushing down the labour costs associated with residential PV installation, a Rocky Mountain Institute study has revealed.
Robotics based PV module tracking systems start-up, QBotix said that it had secured contracts for its Robotic Tracking System (RTS) totalling over 80MW, with several projects currently under construction.
Module manufacturer REC Solar is increasing its capabilities in the rooftop commercial market with two new partnerships.
US-based PV installer, REC Solar has adopted HelioScope Design Software’s design and modelling suite to reduce soft costs and shorten project timelines.
Spanish tracker and mounting manufacturer Grupo Clavijo is stepping up its business in Chile as it starts supplying its first project in the country.
Discussions regarding the future of support mechanisms for solar in Germany are taking “too long”, with politicians effectively “misusing” the issue to raise their own political profile, according to the senior vice president for sales and marketing at REC Solar.
SunEdison has signed a master services agreement with PV tracker systems firm, NEXTracker to supply 1.85GW of its tracker systems for PV power plant projects of a three year period.
US residential solar company Sunrun has welcomed a piece of legislation in California that could help drive down soft costs, by streamlining the permitting and inspection process for new PV systems.
The US company which last week acquired German solar mounting solutions provider, Renusol, is planning to use the deal to gain access to the European PV market, highlighting specific interest in the commercial rooftop sector.
EPC firm, Swinerton Renewable Energy has selected Array Technologies ‘DuraTrack’ HZ single-axis tracker system for a 40MW of Duke Energy Renewables owned PV power plants being built in Bakersfield, California.
Suntech is in talks with a number of companies over the possibility of acquiring a diverse range of companies from system integrators to finance and insurance providers.
Ercam Trackers, subsidiary of solar power plant owner and operator, OCI Solar Power, has laid off over 50 workers in Texas.
Robotics based PV module tracking systems start-up, QBotix has attracted E.ON and Iberdrola to invest a total of US$12 million in ‘Series B’ financing with existing venture capital supporters.
Chinese PV mounting systems manufacturer Powerway has announced that it will work on a solar power project in Algeria that will total 233MW generation capacity when completed.