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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.
The Indian government has identified 12 solar park locations capable of housing up to 13.75GW of capacity in the next five years.
PV developers 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) in California for the electricity generated from their planned 30MW Midway III solar farm in California.
Leading PV manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy, has secured a large module supply deal with UK-based installer and project developer, Solarcentury.
Trina Solar is expected to announce its first PV manufacturing plant to be based outside of China, shortly.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar, is to supply distributor, Almacen Sustentable (AS Solar) in Mexico with 7MW of modules.
PV equipment specialist, Amtech Systems, has secured a follow-on order with US-based PV manufacturer, Mission Solar, in a multi-million dollar deal said to be in the low teens.
China’s Yingli Solar is to be a key module supplier for the 300MW solar project being built in France that is on course to become Europe’s largest PV power plant.
China can double its current use of renewable energy to 26% by 2030, with solar PV accounting 6% of all renewable energy use by that time, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Major PV energy provider SunEdison is forming a joint venture with Brazil’s largest renewable energy company, Renova Energia S.A. to build 1GW of PV power plant projects in Brazil.
New utility solar installations in the US so far this year are down 31% on last year, according to the country’s Federal Electricity Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Major PV manufacturer, Trina Solar, has reported third quarter module shipments of 1,063.8MW, exceeding the 1GW quarterly module shipment milestone and an increase of 12.8% from the previous quarter. However, Trina Solar lowered full-year shipment guidance on lower PV project completions.
Global energy developer New Generation Power (NGP) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Government of Nigeria to deliver 1,200MW of utility-scale photovoltaic projects within the West African country.
PV developer and engineering, procurement and construction firm, Conergy, has won a contract to build 41MW of solar in the Philippines as the country continues to progress with its PV roll-out.
N-type monocrystalline wafer producer, Comtec Solar Systems Group, has reported a steep decline in revenue for the third quarter of 2014.
State-owned chemical firm, China National Bluestar, has bought tier-one module manufacturer REC Solar ASA for NOK4.34 billion (US$640 million).
The US is well within reach of a goal of sourcing 10% of its electricity needs from solar within 15 years, according to a coalition of environmental groups in the US.
Tier 1 PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne reported increased revenue on the back of increased module shipments, primarily to China in the third quarter of 2014.
LG Chem and Siemens have announced the signing of a deal to “collaborate more closely” on grid-stabilising energy storage systems, which will include work on Siemens’ Siestorage solution for grid integration of renewable energy.
The Italian market will soon be flooded with cheap PV power plants for sale, according to a developer.
Trina Solar announced it has received a Carbon Footprint Verification from international certification body, the British Standards Institution.
Leading-edge PV equipment supplier, SoLayTec has secured an order from US-based PV manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy for its InPassion ALD tool that will be used in production for N-type silicon bifacial solar cell production.
A clear majority of PV installed in the US state of California this year has been on fixed mount systems, according to a new report from the US government Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The election, the end of anti-dumping as well as recent changes to coal in India, will spur growth in the industry for 2015, according to an industry report.
Residential solar service provider Sunnova announced that it has gained an additional US$250 million in funding, which it will use to help provide PV energy to more customers across the US.
SolarCity has agreed to a deal with retailer Walmart that will see the clean energy provider install PV projects at stores across 36 states over the next four years.
South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea, originally a joint venture firm with SolarWorld AG, said it had officially entered the UK solar market, which is expected to be the largest in Europe in 2014.
Citing continued strong global growth and market share gains, major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar said it was planning to expand module capacity in 2015 by 20% to 25%.
Ten bidders will be reviewed by Dubai’s state utility company for the development of the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, following the close of the bidding on 20 November.
Major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar reported a record high 758.1MW of module shipments in the third quarter of 2014, while guiding shipments of over 1GW in the fourth quarter.
The German solar industry association, BSW Solar, has created an extensive report on safety for lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems for home use, and plans to publish an English language version next week.
Brazil’s Energy Research Company (EPE) announced this week 179 solar power projects, totalling 4.872GW are to bid for tenders in the upcoming national A-5 energy auction.
JinkoSolar has said it could float its planned yield co in either the US or Hong Kong.