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Global downstream PV player Conergy has emerged as another winner in Brazil’s latest national renewable energy auction, securing 60MW of capacity.
Clean energy company NextEra Energy — along with Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company and Maui Electric Company Limited — announced new details for NextEra’s merger with the three companies, which includes a collection of 85 commitments that will help spur Hawaii’s drive towards a 100% renewable energy future by 2045.
Solar power company Canadian Solar announced that its subsidiary — solar project developer Recurrent Energy —has signed off on an agreement with Southern Power in which Southern will take hold of a controlling interest in the 200MW Tranquillity Solar Power Project in California.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JA Solar and India’s Essel Infraprojects are planning to build a solar cell production plant ahead of a PV module assembly plant, according to Bloomberg.
Roth & Rau, technology and product subsidiary of PV equipment specialist Meyer Burger, is to be renamed to bring it further into the fold of the parent company.
Italian-based developer Enel Green Power (EGP) was the big winner in the latest solar-dedicated auction in Brazil while average prices per MWh fell below US$85.
Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group has reported first half year financial results that included a shift to the production of larger wafers to meet demand from US-based customer Mission Solar.
The first reported quarterly figures for PV module shipments in Japan in the country’s current financial year show a drop below the 2GW mark for the first time since JFY2013.
Global project developer Sky Solar has reported a 54.2% increase in its Q2 revenue as a number of projects began contributing to the company’s cash flow.
PV and sapphire materials equipment specialist GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) said it would undertake a major reduction in its global workforce as it reduces expenses inline with a revised business plan ahead of expectations of emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2016.
Major PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has appointed Seung Deok Park to its Board of Directors.
The largest polysilicon producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings increased production of both polysilicon and solar wafers to offset ASP declines that limited first half year revenue and profits.
PV thin film equipment and module producer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) said in reporting first half 2015 financial results that it would be restructuring its operations with the loss of around 2,000 jobs, 37% of its workforce of 5,458 at the end of the reporting period.
Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises said in a financial filing in response to a query by Indian exchange, BSE, that its MoU with SunEdison that includes a US$3 billion JV investment in PV manufacturing facilities in India remained “subsisting”.
Sharp Electronics will add software modelling the performance of energy storage systems made by Energy Toolbase to its Smartstorage systems, following an earlier announcement that the California Solar Energy Industries’ Association (CALSEIA) will also use the software platform.