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Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar said in its full-year earnings call that it would be preparing to spin-off its downstream PV project business via an IPO and stage in the future.
Major tier-1 PV module manufacturer ReneSola reported full-year module shipments above revised guidance at 1,970.3MW, up 14% from the prior year.
The president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has revealed plans to increase a levy on oil products to fund up to 200,000 rooftop PV systems in the West African Country.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has revised and updated its integrated manufacturing capacity expansion plans for 2015, which include production outside China for the first time.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has reported record shipments in 2014, topping the high end of revised guidance to 3.66GW, a 41.9% increase over the previous year.
The worldwide market for balance of systems (BOS) for solar power could be worth US$21 billion by 2019, with the greatest activity expected to be seen in the commercial sector, according to a new report from analysis firm IHS.
PV module encapsulants specialist STR Holdings has appointed Weijie Kong as as sales director for China.
Operations at two new large-scale solar projects in the earthquake-affected Japanese prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima have been started by Eurus Energy Group.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer, Hanwha Q CELLS, has appointed two key company personnel as directors.
The largest residential installer in the US, SolarCity, has filed a lawsuit against a utility over the application of extra charges for solar energy users in parts of Arizona.
Insolvent PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik is to postpone the release of its 2014 financial results.
Japanese PV project developer Apollo Energy Group has signed a 150MW PV inverter deal with Huawei Technologies, a sign that overseas inverter suppliers are finally breaking into the Japanese market.
US PV installer RGS Energy has been forced to instigate further restructuring reforms in response to reporting continued losses in the fourth quarter of 2014.
International solar developer, Conergy, has announced a reshuffled management team and revealed that it plans to go public within the next one to two years.
US aid agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation is supporting a drive by the government of Benin to increase access to off-grid power in the West African country.
SB Energy, the PV project developer arm of Japan’s Softbank has completed and grid connected its 19.6MW Omuta Miike port solar park.
Technology giant Google has unveiled plans for a radical redesign of its main campus in Mountain View, California — complete with movable buildings and translucent canopies.
Solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier announced that it has sold its 2MW Kunitomi Megasolar power plant in Miyazaki, Japan to a trust account operated by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB).
Chinese tier-one solar modules now cost more per watt than in any other major solar end market worldwide, a report from GTM Research reveals.
Chinese solar developer and EPC firm SPI Solar will co-develop 25MW of sub-5MW sites in England and Wales.
Major tier-1 PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar expects to start actual production of both solar cells and modules at a new facility in South-East Asia by May 2015.
Major tier-one PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar met the lower-end of record shipment guidance for 2014, which is expected to result in the company becoming the third largest module producer in the world, up from being ranked fifth in 2013.
India and the UK are respectively the highest profile winners and losers in the latest ranking of countries’ appeal to renewable energy investors published by consultancy Ernst & Young Global.
Indian prime minister Modi’s first full budget has been given a lukewarm reception from the solar sector.
Brazilian project developer and distributor, Ener Brazil is planning to build a 50MW semi-automated c-Si PV module assembly plant with Meyer Burger equipment and technology.