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Trina Solar is expected to announce its first PV manufacturing plant to be based outside of China, shortly.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar, is to supply distributor, Almacen Sustentable (AS Solar) in Mexico with 7MW of modules.
PV equipment specialist, Amtech Systems, has secured a follow-on order with US-based PV manufacturer, Mission Solar, in a multi-million dollar deal said to be in the low teens.
China’s Yingli Solar is to be a key module supplier for the 300MW solar project being built in France that is on course to become Europe’s largest PV power plant.
China can double its current use of renewable energy to 26% by 2030, with solar PV accounting 6% of all renewable energy use by that time, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Major PV energy provider SunEdison is forming a joint venture with Brazil’s largest renewable energy company, Renova Energia S.A. to build 1GW of PV power plant projects in Brazil.
New utility solar installations in the US so far this year are down 31% on last year, according to the country’s Federal Electricity Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Major PV manufacturer, Trina Solar, has reported third quarter module shipments of 1,063.8MW, exceeding the 1GW quarterly module shipment milestone and an increase of 12.8% from the previous quarter. However, Trina Solar lowered full-year shipment guidance on lower PV project completions.
Global energy developer New Generation Power (NGP) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Government of Nigeria to deliver 1,200MW of utility-scale photovoltaic projects within the West African country.
PV developer and engineering, procurement and construction firm, Conergy, has won a contract to build 41MW of solar in the Philippines as the country continues to progress with its PV roll-out.
N-type monocrystalline wafer producer, Comtec Solar Systems Group, has reported a steep decline in revenue for the third quarter of 2014.
State-owned chemical firm, China National Bluestar, has bought tier-one module manufacturer REC Solar ASA for NOK4.34 billion (US$640 million).
The US is well within reach of a goal of sourcing 10% of its electricity needs from solar within 15 years, according to a coalition of environmental groups in the US.
Tier 1 PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne reported increased revenue on the back of increased module shipments, primarily to China in the third quarter of 2014.
LG Chem and Siemens have announced the signing of a deal to “collaborate more closely” on grid-stabilising energy storage systems, which will include work on Siemens’ Siestorage solution for grid integration of renewable energy.
The Italian market will soon be flooded with cheap PV power plants for sale, according to a developer.
Trina Solar announced it has received a Carbon Footprint Verification from international certification body, the British Standards Institution.
Leading-edge PV equipment supplier, SoLayTec has secured an order from US-based PV manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy for its InPassion ALD tool that will be used in production for N-type silicon bifacial solar cell production.
A clear majority of PV installed in the US state of California this year has been on fixed mount systems, according to a new report from the US government Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The election, the end of anti-dumping as well as recent changes to coal in India, will spur growth in the industry for 2015, according to an industry report.
Residential solar service provider Sunnova announced that it has gained an additional US$250 million in funding, which it will use to help provide PV energy to more customers across the US.
SolarCity has agreed to a deal with retailer Walmart that will see the clean energy provider install PV projects at stores across 36 states over the next four years.
South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea, originally a joint venture firm with SolarWorld AG, said it had officially entered the UK solar market, which is expected to be the largest in Europe in 2014.
Citing continued strong global growth and market share gains, major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar said it was planning to expand module capacity in 2015 by 20% to 25%.
Ten bidders will be reviewed by Dubai’s state utility company for the development of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, following the close of the bidding on 20 November.