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Leading Chinese polysilicon and wafer manufacturer GCL-Poly is to abandon plans for the US$1.3 billion sale of its wafer business.
Renewable energy developer, Enel Green Power’s French subsidiary has been sold to Québec-based power producer, Boralex.
The Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF) has criticised a freshly issued set of rules in Japan that will allow utility companies to limit renewable energy output and lower feed-in tariff (FiT) payments in some cases.
The European Commission has reopened its investigation into solar glass imports for China after a request from EU ProSun.
Utility-scale mounting supplier, Clenergy, has received the TUV Rheinland certification for its ‘PV-ezRack SolarTerrace V’ mounting system.
The US market for solar plus storage is predicted to grow more than twentyfold in the next three years, rapidly expanding from US$42 million in value this year to US$1 billion by 2018, according to GTM Research.
Integrated US photovoltaic energy company SunPower’s solar panels will be sold as part of a package that includes energy management software and energy storage capabilities to residential customers in the US and Australia from early next year.
German utility E.ON has connected an 18MW solar farm at the US Army’s Fort Huachuca in Arizona.
The latest round of trade tariffs could create a module supply crunch and clog up the US PV project pipeline, according to SunEdison founder Jigar Shah.
Solar power investor United PV has reached a partnership deal with NARI Electricity that will see United acquire 1.5GW worth of solar plants over the next three years.
Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is slated to develop a 131MW PV plant in Georgia, which will sell its energy to three electric membership companies within the “Peach State”.
Renewable energy company Acciona Energia will construct 255MW worth of solar and wind projects in Chile over the next few years, thanks to a total investment of US$500 million.
Virgin tycoon Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room and sustainability expert Amory Lovins’ Rocky Mountain Institute are set to merge, in an effort to scale up their respective operations in the fight against climate change.
South Africa’s government has confirmed that successful bidders under the fourth round of its renewable energy programme will not be announced until the New Year.
A 30MW PV plant in Chihuahua State, Mexico has moved a step closer to construction, with the Mexican subsidiary of Spanish developer Dhamma Energy receiving an electricity generation permit for the project.
Dieter Manz, founder of equipment supplier Manz AG, claims that crystalline technology will “lose out” to thin-film as the global solar market grows and gears itself up to much larger scales of production.
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom) has urged the US to consider alternative solutions to its ongoing solar trade dispute following the final determination of trade duties yesterday.
The latest figures from global microelectronics industry body SEMI suggest a stumbling recovery for PV equipment suppliers worldwide.
The US Department of Commerce has announced duties of up to 165% on Chinese modules, and as high as 50% for some top producers.
Solar technology manufacturer SunEdison has announced that it has raised US$117 million for its second fund for generation projects in the US with Barclays and Citi.
Production systems supplier Amtech Systems has generated over US$28 million in orders — including US$21 million in purchases for its solar materials — since 1 October 2014.
The US department of commerce makes final ruling in China solar trade case giving some firms rates of 165%.
Québec-based power producer, Boralex has made an offer to acquire Enel Green Power’s French subsidiary.
The Australian government’s renewable energy division will trial the capabilities of on-grid energy storage to maximise the value of rooftop solar, announcing yesterday that it will provide funding for a trial by energy storage specialist Reposit Power.
Juwi has secured a new €300 million (US$377 million) finance package, clearing a key hurdle for its proposed takeover by MVV Energie.