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Japanese electronics firm Kyocera Corporation reported a small but consistent decline in PV sales in the first quarter of its 2016 financial results.
The largest US PV installer SolarCity is beginning to ramp expenditure in R&D and equipment purchases ahead of the planned completion and ramp of its 1GW integrated PV manufacturing plant in Buffalo, New York.
Reports that senior politicians in the Czech Republic want to see ground mounted solar “disappear” are “more proof that the Czech Republic is a complete banana republic when it comes to energy policy“, one critic has said.
There were 1.2GW of US residential solar installations last year, of which 72% was third-party owned (TPO) through leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs), according to a GTM research study.
Dow Corning said its polysilicon sales, via its majority owned subsidiary Hemlock Semiconductor declined in first half of 2015.
Major PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger has axed further jobs and undertaken equipment write-downs at its sapphire substrate cutting plant in Colorado Springs, US, which was initially established to meet Apple’s demand for sapphire screens for its mobile phones through a partnership with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT).
Israel-based PV developer Arava Power Company and EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of renewables company EDF Energies Nouvelles, have commissioned the 40MW Ketura Solar plant in Israel.
Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation will supply modules for a 52.5MW plant in Fukushima.
Solar manufacturer SunPower has teamed up with ConEdison to launch a residential solar lease scheme in New York State.
The largest US PV installer, SolarCity, reported continued installation and revenue increase in the second quarter of 2015, backed by increasing pre-booked customers.
Major PV manufacturer JA Solar has appointed an outside financial advisor and legal counsel to advise on the petition by its chairman and CEO, Baofang Jin to take the company private and de-list from the NYSE.
Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, is to begin construction of four PV projects with a combined capacity of 57MW in Jordan.
Tier-one PV manufacturer and PVEP (Photovoltaics Energy Provider) SunPower is to launch its ‘X-Series’ modules using its next-generation ‘Maxeon’ solar cells with 21.2% nameplate module efficiency and 345W performance configuration in Japan.
Microinverter firm Enphase Energy and dedicated residential PV company Sunrun have signed an agreement for Enphase to supply solar energy systems to Sunrun for its household PV installations.
Argentina, one of the underperformers in Latin America’s quickly rising solar energy industry so far, could get a 20MW PV plant built on government land.