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SolarCity has claimed the highest module efficiencies with 22.04% conversion efficiencies.
China-based monocrystalline module producer Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co (HT-SAAE) plans to construct two 50MW PV projects for agricultural greenhouses in China.
PV manufacturer Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) said it was upgrading and migrating 200MW of solar cell capacity to PERL (Passivated Emitter, Rear Locally diffused) technology.
As many as 27,000 jobs could be lost if the UK government presses ahead with plans to cut the solar feed-in tariff by 87%, according to research carried out by one of the country’s trade bodies.
Chile has adopted a greatly increased renewable and clean energy target of 70% for its energy mix by 2050, with the Latin American country’s Ministry of Energy publishing a roadmap document.
India has pledged to source 40% of its installed electric power capacity from non-fossil fuel based energy sources by 2030, along with a 33-35% reduction in the carbon intensity of its GDP from 2005 levels.
The International Energy Agency has called for a strong agreement at the COP21 climate talks in Paris later this year as the best means of accelerating renewable energy deployment beyond current projections.
The Taiwanese government is preparing to plead its case to the European Commission as it looks to avoid the imposition of trade duties on its solar products.
US power producer Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) has proposed a trio of solar farms for the US state of Virginia with a combined capacity of 56MW.
Following the retirement of David B. Miller, DuPont has appointed Jon D. Kemp as president of its Electronics & Communications business effective November 1, 2015.
Laser equipment specialist 3D-Micromac has appointed Dr. Carsten Swiatkowski as its new CTO.
Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics said it had raised a top-up B round of £4.4 million from a variety existing investors as well as new sources of funding.
SMA Solar Technology is the “leading Western supplier” of inverters to Japan, according to one analyst, with over 1GW of inverters shipped.
L&T Construction, the power transmission and distribution arm of Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro, has won contracts for the EPC of 115MW of solar power projects in southern India.
PV developer SkyPower has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the government of Madhya Pradesh to develop 150MW solar power projects in the Indian state.