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Yieldco Foresight Group has purchased a large-scale UK solar farm from the Chinese tier-one PV module manufacturer Renesola, with Foresight claiming that its UK solar portfolio now exceeds 400MW of generation assets.
Leading thin-film manufacturer First Solar faces the prospect of losing a key financial supporter of its foreign exports as the possible closure of the US Export-Import Bank looms.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Solartech Energy Corp has seen its monthly sales rebound strongly in the last few months as the company continues to shift production to PERC (passivated emitter rear contact) cell technology.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is meeting today to consider proposals to change customer electricity rates, in a way that could hamper the popularity of rooftop solar in the state.
The Brazilian State of Pernambuco is considering launching a second solar energy auction after a number of delays to the winning projects from its first auction, according to local reports.
Texas-based developer Principal Solar has postponed plans to float on the NASDAQ stock exchange citing “market conditions”.
New images produced by NASA’s Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observing-1 satellite has shed some light on the spread of solar across China’s Gobi Desert.
US crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer SolarWorld has struck up a partnership with Bank of the West that will help finance commercial-scale solar projects.
GTM Research has pointed out that Advanced Energy, which this week revealed that it will finally exit the inverter business, was the third highest ranking supplier in the US last year, leaving competitors to fight over the company’s significant share of the market.
Yieldcos in the US are unlikely to be severely impacted by the reduction in the investment tax credit (ITC) from 30% to 10%, according to a Deutsche Bank research note.
Solar Frontier, the vertically integrated thin-film PV manufacturer and project developer headquartered in Japan, has opened an office in London aimed at steering its activities in the currently buoyant UK market.
India has released a “tentative” year-by-year breakdown of individual state targets to reach its overall 40GW rooftop solar installation goal by 2022.
Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft on a pioneering solar-powered navigation of the globe, has thrown off a recent run of poor luck to break several world records on its leg between Japan and Hawaii.
Italian EPC firm Enerray has taken a stake in Saudi Arabian firm Desert Technologies as well as establishing a new joint venture for the MENA region.
Leading CdTe thin-film producer First Solar has made several internal management changes, including a new US regional president and chief operating officer (COO).
South Korean module manufacturer S-Energy Co has secured a 25MW module supply deal with project developer & EPC, juwi for projects in New Mexico.
Green Energy Technology (GET), Taiwan’s largest wafer producer has signed an outsourcing agreement for ingot growing and wafer slicing with another Taiwan-based producer, Eversol.
US residential solar company Sunrun has announced it will offer US$111 million worth of bonds secured against cashflow from its residential portfolio.
The Guggenheim Solar Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has sold its shares in Hanergy Thin Film Power (TFP) despite the stock not currently being publicly traded.
In less than a week, more than 180,000 Spanish citizens have signed a petition against plans for a new ‘sun tax’ on use of batteries for residential self-consumption of solar energy in Spain.
American utility Southern Company’s largest subsidiary, Georgia Power, has launched a residential solar service.
Kyocera is continuing its strategy of siting new large-scale solar projects in Japan on land that is otherwise going unused, announcing that it will build a 23MW PV plant on an abandoned golf course.
Skytron energy, the renewable energy plant monitoring equipment and power control provider, has become the latest international player to enter Japan’s solar PV market.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is providing a 12-year AUS$100 million (US$77 million) financing commitment to help the rollout of utility Origin’s rooftop solar leasing scheme for households and businesses.
French PV developers Solairedirect and ENGIE are to merge after ENGIE acquired a 95% stake in its compatriot firm.