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Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, threatened with abolition by prime minister Tony Abbott’s government, is to give the country’s residential and commercial solar sectors a A$120 million shot in the arm.
United Photovoltaics has completed the acquisition of a 20MW solar project in Qinghai province, China.
China-based PVEP, Shunfeng Photovoltaic International (SF-PV) said it expected to report a profit for the first six months of 2014, primarily due to the increased solar cell sales coming from its manufacturing subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech Power Co.
A new US$50 billion development bank jointly formed by the so-called BRICS nations could offer solar a vital new source of funding, according a leading expert.
US-based PV company NRG Energy, Inc. has obtained a 4MW PV facility on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands from Toshiba International Corporation.
Thin-film PV module developer and manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. has reached an agreement with investors that will see the company secure US$32 million in senior secured notes and warrants in order to buy shares of its common stock in a private placement.
Market conditions and not the Chinese government’s so-called ‘cull list’ will drive consolidation of the country’s solar sector, an industry analyst has said.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published guidelines for developers bidding in the next part of its national solar programme.
Tier-one PV manufacturer, ReneSola has said that a new framework agreement with Chinese retailer, China Seven Star Holdings, could lead to the sale of around 200MW of existing and planned PV projects within 18 months.
Spanish engineering firm Iberdrola Ingenieria is close to completing the 96MWp Jasper PV plant in South Africa that counts internet giant, Google, among its investors.
In the first six months of 2014, solar has represented almost a third of new electricity generation capacity additions in the US, more than doubling its performance in the same period of 2013, according to US government statistics.
R&D centre, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) has officially opened its module development and testing laboratory the CleanTech Park in Singapore.
The founder of Helios Technology has bought two cell production lines from the company for his new firm Megacell.
PV module manufacturer, SolarWorld, has received shareholder approval to raise additional capital.
Renewable energy project developer, Grupotec Renewables, has secured a project pipeline of 200MW in the UK.
Updated. Tier-one PV module manufacturer, Hanwha Q CELLS, has said its review of a petition filed by Kyocera over a claimed busbar patent infringement has concluded that the lawsuit does not affect any of its products.
A further 52 Chinese firms have been selected to feature on a list of government-approved manufacturers.
An antenna tower in Australia serving a broadcaster will be the site of a solar-plus-storage project funded by the German government and designed to deliver power 24 hours a day.
Work continues apace on the new factory that will serve as a “blueprint” for the future plans of Japanese thin-film module manufacturer Solar Frontier, with the company confirming to PV Tech that it will target a cell efficiency of 15% on its production lines.
A former Pakistani technology minister has attacked a new tax that has left containers full of imported solar equipment reportedly stranded at ports in the Asian country.
Industry association, the Silver Institute, said that industrial consumption of silver had “advanced at a healthy pace in 2014”, resulting in a 5% price increase since the beginning of the year.
The US Department of Energy has made US$7 million available for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects on tribal lands.
US PV energy provider SunEdison’s yield co subsidiary, TerraForm, will begin trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange today.
Joint provisional liquidators of Cayman Islands-registered solar wafer producer, LDK Solar, have said that two non-executive directors of the company have resigned, without citing any reasons for the departures.
Chinese manufacturer, BYD, has chosen Sao Paulo in Brazil for a new manufacturing campus, including a solar panel factory.