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The Fraunhofer Institute has opened a new research centre in Chile to help further the development of solar thermal and PV technologies.
Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is tendering engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for 250MW of solar capacity in Madhya Pradesh and 260MW in Rajasthan.
A small number of regional markets are leading the way for energy storage deployment in the US, but this is likely to change in the near future, an analyst from GTM Research has said.
Tier-one integrated PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has been hit with several US-based proposed class action lawsuits over its statements in its delayed 2014 annual report regarding its going concern issues.
The EU has opened an investigation into Malaysian and Taiwanese solar imports that could see the countries added to the scope of the Commission’s trade tariffs on Chinese modules.
Another bill aiming to freeze North Carolina’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (REPS) at 6% has passed the state Senate Finance Committee.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved the landmark Aurora Distributed Solar Project, which was selected over a number of gas proposals in a landmark ruling in 2014.
Members of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) voted Thursday to rebrand the organisation as SolarPower Europe.
Renewable energy development company SunEdison has signed off on deals with five municipal groups on Long Island, New York, to build seven solar installations for a total of 14MW.
Clean energy provider SolarCity has created a new renewable energy tax equity investment programme with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and announced the closing of the first financing of the scheme.
Major tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS said it was mulling over further capacity expansion plans as shipments and revenue rebound after merger with sister company.
Tier-one module manufacturer and project developer Canadian Solar has supplied panels for what it claims to be the largest PV project in Turkey.
Tier-one PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar has reported total solar product shipments to third parties of 789.2MW in the first quarter of 2015, generating revenue of US$443.5 million.
The International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) has hailed PV’s emergence as a mainstream energy source, revealing that it met 1% of global electricity demand last year.
US utility Duke Energy Florida is set to construct a Disney-inspired 5MW solar facility near the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.
In a short statement Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has confirmed that Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is under formal investigation after its shares plummeted last week and trading was halted.
Construction of a 2.3MW solar PV system which floats on water has been finished in Japan, the third such plant to be built by a Kyocera-backed joint venture (JV) and the biggest completed to date.
Spanish solar developer Abengoa has received environmental approval from Chile’s Servicio de evaluación ambiental (SEA) for its Atacama 2 solar complex near Sierra Gorda, in the Antofagasta region of Northern Chile.
A new US$2 billion renewable energy investment fund backed by Santander Bank and two major pension funds launched in London on Thursday.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has set aside US$32 million in funding in order to help build up the US solar market by training new workers and spurring new innovations within the industry.
Firefighters responded to an emergency at one of Apple’s facilities in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday afternoon after a blaze broke out in an area of solar panels fitted to the roof of the building.
A report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) lists untapped potential for Mexico’s renewable-energy sector, noting that the country could boost its usage of renewable energy from 4.4% in 2010 to 21% by 2030.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer TSEC Corporation is pitching its future competitiveness on plans to migrate to advanced N-type monocrystalline heterojunction (HJ) and advanced multicrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology over the next few years.
Lessons learned from solar could help develop financing solutions for energy storage that could be “key” to unlocking the potential of the technology, strongly benefiting PV in the process, Jigar Shah has said.
Independent power producer (IPP) sPower has started its first PV power plant project in Los Angeles County, which is deploying 250,000 First Solar CdTe thin-film modules at the 22.5MW project.