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China’s Trina Solar has claimed a new efficiency record for a p-type multi-crystalline silicon module of 19.14%.
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are to jointly launch a new R&D centre to support deployment of solar in the emirate.
PV equipment maker Singulus Technologies will undergo a financial restructuring as it looks to reduce it debt.
The renewable energy advisory subsidiary of German insurance giant Allianz is to offer risk assessment and certification services to PV projects in partnership with VDE and Fraunhofer ISE, two of solar’s best known certification and testing houses.
Ireland-based Kingspan Group has announced the US launch of its solar energy provider arm Kingspan Energy.
Based on a new report from consultancy IHS, the top 10 PV module suppliers slightly increased their market share from last year, jumping from 48% in 2013 to 49% in 2014.
Mississippi Power is set to partner with two solar businesses and the US Navy in order to develop and construct two PV installations within the state.
Solar energy services provider SunEdison has named Jose Perez as president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America — replacing Pancho Perez, who will join SunEdison Capital in a new position.
A Bill proposing to cut the lifetime and targets of North Carolina’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPSs) in half has been voted down.
Yingli has netted RMB588.2 million (US$94.9 million) from the sale of land earmarked for the expansion of its in-house polysilicon operations.
Energy Partners Latin America (EPLA) is to build a 150MW PV power plant costing over US$300 million in Baja California State, Mexico.
PV equipment specialist Meyer Burger has settled a disputed bill with GT Advanced Technologies following a US$34.8 million deal.
A US utility is to install zinc iron redox flow batteries onto a micro-grid to test their suitability for integrating solar onto a local circuit.
Pakistan has reportedly postponed its renewable energy development plans in favour of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to local media.
As part of Duke Energy’s US$500 million commitment to solar energy in North Carolina, construction activities are starting to get underway at three PV facility sites.
PV metallization paste manufacturer Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is expected to attend the SNEC 9th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition from 28 – 30 April, 2015, in Shanghai, China.
Renewable energy giant SunEdison is “exploring all options” in the UK following the expiry of the Renewable Obligation Certificate deadline earlier this month, the company’s general manager for Europe Alessandro Ceschiat has said.
Independent power producer sPower and financial advisory firm CohnReznick have secured a US$168.5 million finance deal for the acquisition of 25 solar projects.
Investment from Credit Suisse into SolarCity will lead to US$1 billion worth of commercial solar installations, with energy storage expected to be an integral part of the offering.
A proposal floated by academics from Stanford University to slowly phase down the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) instead of cutting it from 30 to 10% has been dismissed by the industry.
US-based PV inverter producer Advanced Energy Industries (AE) has received a major order for its 1000NX central inverters from US EPC firm Swinerton Renewable Energy totalling 325MW, biggest order by far for inverters the company has received.
Following recent news that Holland’s Orange Solar will open a module factory aimed at “reviving” European PV manufacturing, BIPV specialist Onyx Solar will begin work on a factory in Spain.
Germany has received more than 170 submissions for its first competitive large-scale solar PV tender, leaving the round significantly oversubscribed.
Ghana has put the brakes on its utility-scale solar market with the West African country establishing a temporary cap of 150MW.
The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) signed off on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 10 that will see both groups partner up in order to improve energy security through PV power.