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Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar has said that its 2015 sales will continue to decline, guiding sales of between €730 million to €770 million.
An application has been put forward to Hawaii’s regulator to approve NextEra Energy’s proposed merger with the state’s main electric utility, Hawaii Electric Co (HECO), a move the two bodies have claimed will boost Hawaii’s clean energy ambitions.
SunEdison and its TerraForm Power yield co have completed the US$2.4 billion acquisition of wind developer First Wind. The deal makes SunEdison the world’s largest renewable energy developer.
Seventeen utility-scale PV plants totalling 618MW came online in the US in December 2014, taking the country’s annual total to 3,139MW across 277 projects, official figures show.
Trina Solar has claimed its State Key Laboratory Testing Center has become the first institute to attain TUV Rheinland’s Power Measurement Uncertainty Assessment Service (“UAS”) Certificate.
The US Energy Department said it would provide US$45 million in new renewable energy funding focused on solar manufacturing technologies and is part of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.
Struggling small cap PV module manufacturer, China Sunergy (CSUN) has failed to comply with a second NASDAQ listing rule after its market value of publicly held shares (MVPHS) fell below the minimum threshold of US$15 million.
The Latin American solar market ushered in 625MW of projects and grew at an annual rate of 370% in 2014, according to the recently released “Q4 2014 Latin American PV Playbook” from GTM Research.
Major photovoltaic energy provider Canadian Solar has updated its ‘late-stage’ PV project pipeline heading into 2015.
Wacker has reported that preliminary sales for its polysilicon division in the fourth quarter of 2014 topped €262 million, up 5% from the prior year period, but declined slightly quarter on quarter.
Japanese electronics firm Kyocera Corporation has said that steeper than expected PV module price declines in Japan, coupled to a halt in grid access applications by many utilities, led to solar sales declining in the fourth quarter of 2014.
International PV manufacturer and EPC firm, Hanwha Q CELLS, is to build a 6.5MW power plant in Gloucestershire, England, after acquiring the project from developer, Green Hedge Group.
San Francisco headquartered ‘yield-co’ Pattern Energy could acquire a pipeline of up to 1GW of solar farm projects in Japan, having purchased a majority stake in Green Power Investment Corp.
Lowering interest rates for Indian solar projects from around 14% to 7% would save around one-third of the project’s entire lifetime cost, according to a senior climate financier.
Developer China WindPower Group is to build a 20MW PV project in Tibet, according to a statement made to the Hong Kong stock exchange.