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Sputnik Engineering, the parent company of Swiss inverter manufacturer Solarmax, will file for insolvency this week PV Tech has learned.
Germany’s SMA Solar claims to have become the first inverter supplier to be accredited under Chile’s new net metering programme.
India-based PV module manufacturer, Vikram Solar, has said it is evaluating its next module capacity expansion plans as well as a new joint venture to establish solar cell production with a major existing producer.
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions plans to add to California’s Kern County solar complex with the development of a 26MW project near Lost Hills.
Clenergy will provide mounting for a 24.8MW project in Japan, which it claims to be one of the largest in the country.
Italian specialist solar cell manufacturer, MegaCell, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egyptian investment firm, Misr Asset Management, to seek investors to build and operate a 120MW solar cell and module assembly plant in Egypt using its n-type monocrystalline bi-facial cell technology.
On the second day of Solar Energy Southeast Asia in Bangkok this week, multiple speakers hailed solar’s growing competitiveness with the current dominant fuel source, diesel, paving the way for deployment of hybrid solar systems.
Japan’s largest oil refiner JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (JX Energy) has released plans to develop four more PV power plants with a total installed capacity of 6.9MW
Major tier-one PV manufacturer, ReneSola has reported lower than expected third quarter results and guided full-year module shipments to be down by at least 540MW, compared to previous projections.
Renewable energy is expected to be one of the beneficiaries of a new infrastructure fund worth €315 billion (US$392 billion) unveiled by the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
Domestic suppliers continue to dominate Japan’s shipments of solar modules, with 2.39GW of a total 2.57GW coming from Japanese companies in the second quarter of the Japanese fiscal year 2014, according to the latest figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).
Independent PV power producer, Sky Solar reported third quarter 2014 revenue of US$10.3 million in the quarter just after its NASDAQ IPO.
Germany’s amended renewable energy laws were granted state aid approval by Brussels on Tuesday, the final political hurdle to their adoption.
Module manufacturer REC Solar is to be liquidated and delisted following its recently announced sale to China’s Bluestar Elkem.
North American utility company Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (APUC) intends to tack on a 10MW solar project to its 20MW Bakersfield Solar I project in Kern County, California currently under construction.
A member of Thailand’s National Reform Council is to propose to parliament a new energy law, national energy council and energy policy committee to promote solar energy in Thailand and to avoid social unrest.
Billed as the largest yet funding round for a private residential solar service company in the US, Sunnova Energy Corp has secured US$250 million in new funding led by Franklin Square Funds.
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rejected Iberdrola Renewable’s application for a 200MW solar project in California after the organisation deemed the project “would not be in the public’s interest”.
PV project developer, SPI Solar, is to undertake EPC work developing more than 20MW of commercial-scale rooftop systems in Sheyang City, and Suzhou Industrial Park, both in Jiangsu Province, China.
Singapore is looking to aggregate solar energy generation to defeat the issue of intermittent power from cloud cover.
The PV industry is expected to have a new market leader after both Trina Solar and Yingli Green have reported third quarter financial results and given revised full-year shipment guidance.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Thailand is holding a public hearing to discuss the country’s solar energy future.
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) in the US has installed its first ‘plug and play’ rooftop solar system in Boston, kicking off its bid to help slash the installed cost of PV to US$1.50 per watt.
German solar module manufacturer aleo solar will supply over 20,000 solar panels for four large-scale photovoltaic projects in Turkey totalling 5.8 MW.
Leading PV manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy has slashed full-year module shipment guidance that indicates almost zero shipment growth for 2014.