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SolarWorld has announced plans to invest over US$10 million in adding a new ‘flexible’ manufacturing line at its Hillsboro, Oregon facility with the creation of around 200 jobs.
US-Based ‘Direct Wafer’ producer, 1366 Technologies has met a key production milestone set a year ago of producing 5MW per year for each furnace that is claimed to be on par with conventional ingot casting furnaces used in producing the ubiquitous multicrystalline wafer.
Zinc redox flow batteries could be a “viable substitute” for simple cycle peaking power plants in the US, especially as the increase of solar penetration adds concerns over grid stability, according to a new whitepaper.
Four of the largest polysilicon producers have all reported strong revenue for the third quarter of 2014, on the back of stable ASPs and strong demand from the PV industry.
JinkoSolar will supply 19MW of solar modules to an undisclosed photovoltaic project in Chile, its third PV deployment to the country this year, according to the company.
TerraForm Power, the spin-off yield co unit of US PV provider SunEdison, has added to its growing portfolio with 77.6MW of distributed generation solar plants in the US.
Ethiopia could see construction of 300MW of PV across a number of government projects going ahead in just over six months, after the country’s public utility signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US-headquartered developer.
SunEdison has agreed a US$130 million non-recourse debt financing deal with CorpBanca and BBVA for the funding to construct a 69.5MW solar power plant in Chile.
Developer SPI Solar has agreed a deal to buy a major Chinese rooftop mounting manufacturer as it looks to grab a bigger share of the country’s distributed generation (DG) market.
Egypt has invited “pre-qualification submissions” from independent power producers (IPPs) for solar projects of up to 50MW capacity, following the September announcement of the country’s first feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.
Major PVEP SunPower reported higher GAAP revenue in the third quarter than previously guided due to increase sales in the US that offset weakness in Japan and Europe.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, the Chinese manufacturing and project developer, is to issue convertible bonds worth around HK$2.8 billion (US$361 million) to fund its ongoing downstream expansion.
Solar has been tipped as playing a significant role in easing Brazil’s electricity crisis and economic problems that have emerged in the wake of its recent presidential election.
New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) began construction on its largest solar project to date, amounting to 11.18MW, atop Kinsley Landfill in New Jersey.
SolarCity has launched ZS Beam, a new product for solar car parks that it claims can reduce installation times and reduce costs, ahead of the company’s third quarter earnings report next week.