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Morocco has secured a US$519 million loan from the World Bank to finance the second phase of the 500MW Noor concentrated solar power project near the southern city of Ouarzazate.
Embattled solar energy company RGS Energy has announced that it will withdraw from the large-scale commercial market focus on smaller, residential-level ventures.
SmartFlex, a three-year project part-funded by the EU, has completed a factory that will manufacture individually-designed solar facades.
PV developer Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, has agreed to terms on almost 90MW of third-party operations and management (O&M) contracts with multiple PV plants in Italy.
Thin-film firm, Dyesol has reported increased annual losses primarily on the back of reduced revenue and higher developments costs associated with its major shift to develop solid state perovskite-based solar cells.
Specialist materials firm Royal DSM has opened an advanced PV materials demonstration centre in India, which includes a rooftop PV system to meet 25% of the site’s electricity needs.
SunEdison said that its high pressure fluidized bed reactor (HP-FBR) technology being ramped at its new joint venture facility in Korea will provide source polysilicon to enable 400 watt peak PV panel performance at a cost of US$0.40 per watt peak by 2016.
First Solar has welcomed a new US$1 billion loan agreement between the US Export-Import Bank and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
PV project developer General Energy Solutions Inc and subsidiary of Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power (NSP) has sold 71 Taiwan located PV power plants with a total capacity of 22.5MW to Chailease Finance Co.
The Japanese government has confirmed that it will review the current feed-in tariff programme for solar and wind, due in part to fears over lack of available grid connection and a bottleneck of large-scale projects.
Leading inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology has moved to offer PV operators and owners free access to its online monitoring platform with its latest range of Sunny Boy Inverters.
Spanish PV developer, OPDE has received planning permission for a 10.8MW solar farm in Somerset in southern England.
PV module inspection systems specialist, Pi4 said it received multiple orders for electroluminescence (EL) testers from customers in Mexico, India, France and South Africa.
Vivint Solar, the second largest residential installer in the US has confirmed its IPO pricing of US$16 per share.
Renewable energy developer Pattern Development has agreed to terms on a 22-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with an affiliate of Antofagasta Minerals SA for the 104MW Conejo Solar project in Chile’s Atacama Desert.
Global solar manufacturer JinkoSolar will provide 500kW of solar PV modules for one of the largest rooftop solar projects in Turkey.
The 500MW Palen concentrating solar power (CSP) project has withdrawn its planning application less than a week after authorities said it had to be scaled down.
Major tier 1 PV manufacturer Trina Solar is issuing convertible noted to the tune of US$100 million that will mature in October 2019.
The PV module testing laboratory of China-based PV manufacturer, ReneSola has been qualified to join testing firm, Intertek’s Global ‘SATELLITE’ program.
Dresden-based OPV thin-film start-up, Heliatek GmbH has raised €18 million in a ‘Series C’ investment round that included German entrepreneur, Stefan Quandt.
Chinese PV glass manufacturer Xinyi Solar has completed the grid-connection of a 150MW ground-mounted project in Anhui, China.
An “enormous” request for proposal (RFPs) put out by the Hawaii Electric Company (HECO) for up to 200MW of energy storage was responded to by more than 60 would-be developers.
India and the US are close to signing a billion dollar financing deal for renewable energy projects, according to reports.
LC Eletrônica, a Brazilian LCD screen manufacturer is to expand its solar output, according to local press reports.
A joint venture involving GE Energy Financial Services has secured a loan worth more than US$800 million for the building of Japan’s largest solar power project to date.