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skytron energy has recently commissioned its park controller in the 15.2MWp PV power plant near Bambous, in the western Rivière Noire District of Mauritius.
The PV industry’s largest manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy revised down full-year module shipment guidance due to weaker than expected demand in China and US as it cut third-party cell and module purchasing to keep in-house production at high utilisation rates.
Tier 1 PV manufacturer, ReneSola has been accepted into Intertek’s Global SATELLITE Program to support faster product development cycles at its own PV Testing Laboratory.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, E-Ton Solar Tech reported a second severe sequential decline in revenue for July, 2014.
PV market leader, Yingli Green could lose its number one industry ranking in 2014, after revising downward full-year shipment guidance.
Module manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy is to supply 66MW of its modules to large scale UK solar projects.
GCL Poly has secured two new credit lines worth a total of US$490 million. Downstream affiliate GCL New Energy also confirmed it had secured a 95% interest in a project in Jiangsu Province.
US residential solar installer and leasing company Vivint Solar is preparing to make an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock, having made a filing with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC).
Hawaii’s electric companies declared on Tuesday that they would triple rooftop solar by 2030.
Suntech is targeting the South American markets and expects Brazil and Mexico to follow Chile’s lead on utility-scale solar.
Suniva will offer leases and PPAs to community groups through the partnership with TCC.
Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar took a hit on margins in the second quarter of 2014, while module shipments soared as China and US markets rebounded strongly.
Chinese module manufacturers saw their dominance of global supplies strengthen, despite the imposition of new trade duties in the US, according to a new report by NPD Solarbuzz.
Major PV manufacturer, Trina Solar said it was planning to better serve its growing US customer base on the back of increased demand through establishing its first PV module manufacturing operations outside China.
China-based PVEP, Hareon Solar Technology has signed a number of project development deals in China and Turkey totalling around 3,350MW. The company has also secured lines of credit with two Chinese banks totalling 20 billion Yuan (US$3.25 billion).
Scatec Solar, the Norwegian company that this year has announced the construction of PV plants in territories including Jordan, Rwanda and South Africa, has announced plans to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
The government has promised to support all domestic solar manufacturing and plants should run at full capacity and expand.
PV outsourcing firm Solargiga has secured a 73MW module order with China Power Investment (CPI), according to a statement on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
REC Solar ASA has won its first order for its recently launched ‘Peak Energy’ 72-cell module series from a major, undisclosed US EPC firm for utility-scale projects totalling 85MW.
The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has launched the NY-Sun Initiative, a plan to consolidate the state’s existing solar incentive programmes into a single support scheme, aimed at adding 3GW of solar generation capacity by 2023.
The Indian government has decided against imposing duties on Chinese, Taiwanese, US and Malaysian solar manufacturers.
JinkoSolar’s downstream project arm, JinkoSolar Power has agreed terms with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop a total of 100MW of PV projects in the region this year at a cost of approximately RMB800 million (US$130 million).
UK-based merchant solar wafer producer, PV Crystalox Solar reported increased shipments and revenue but margin decline due to lower wafer selling prices and stable polysilicon purchase pricing led to a loss in the first half of 2014.
Major PVEP, SunEdison has secured funds from Barclays and Citi banks totalling US$160 million to be used for distributed generation (DG) projects in the US.
SolarWorld has confirmed that the issue affecting 1.5 million modules in North America, is not applicable in Europe.
SolarCity’s plans to build a 1GW integrated PV manufacturing plant based on the technology it has recently acquired with the purchase of Silevo are expected to require capital expenditures of US$400 million to US$450 million, according to Deutsche Bank analyst, Vishal Shah after attending a SolarCity investor event.
Yingli Green Energy announced yesterday that it will supply modules to a 2MW commercial rooftop project in Japan, which will be built by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Benex Japan.
Japan’s Environment Ministry is looking to boost the deployment of ground-mounted solar farms by offering extra support to projects being built on landfill sites that have reached full capacity, according to reports in the Japanese press.
PV materials firm, DuPont filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SunEdison and its affiliate NVT LLC in the US District Court for the District of Delaware over the use of its tellurium paste technology.
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance 1.8GW of renewable power capacity will be commissioned in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2014.
Taiwan-based PV module manufacturer, WINAICO, a division of Win Win Precision Technology has secured IEC 61215 certification via TÜV Rheinland.
Major PV manufacturer, Trina Solar has received quality certifications, including the IEC61215, IEC 61730 and UL1703 standards from UL and TUV Rheinland for its ‘Duo-Max’ 72-cell frameless dual glass module.
In the long-running bankruptcy saga of once global leading PV manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings its major overseas sales operations, Suntech Power International (SPI) based in Switzerland has ended the moratorium phase of insolvency proceedings.
Tier-one PV module manufacturer, REC Solar ASA is to supply US-based major residential solar installer, Sunrun with up to 100MW of PV modules in a new supply deal for 2015.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 1.5 million modules in the US and Canada.
The EU Trade Commission has told PV Tech that it will not be pursuing the dossier of evidence presented to it by EU ProSun and SolarWorld that purported to show breaches of the EU-China price undertaking.
New firm, S4 Solar do Brasil has said it has teamed with equipment suppliers, Meyer Burger, Confirmware and Jinchen Machinery Co to provide a 100MW automated c-Si PV module assembly plant at a cost of around R$30 million (US$13.2 million).
India’s Ministry of Finance is to announce a final decision on anti-dumping duties for solar imports tomorrow.
Finland-based industrial automation specialist, Cencorp is selling some of its operations and shifting conductive back sheet (CBS) production from its plant in Beijing, China to Mikkeli, Finland and closing the plant.
A 10MW PV plant in Ontario, Canada, has been sold to independent power producer BluEarth Renewables by Canadian Solar.
EDF and E.ON, two of the largest offshore wind project developers in the UK have backed the department of energy and climate change’s (DECC) plans to cut support for large-scale solar under the renewable obligation (RO) scheme.
TÜV SÜD has developed a certificate for renewable energy storage systems, which the testing house claims will “provide reliable information on the safety, performance and service life of stationary energy storage systems”.
Any trade settlement should require Chinese modules imported to the US to be physically traceable, according to a lawyer representing SolarWorld in the US trade case.
Having secured its first ‘Levitrack’ ALD system order from a major Taiwanese solar cell producer in March, 2014, Netherlands-based Levitech BV has secured another Taiwan-based producer as a customer.
China-based tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer, JA Solar expects the next phase of its manufacturing expansions to be in 2015 that are expected to include new facilities in either the US or Southeast Asia.
Major tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer JA Solar reported second quarter financial results within guidance but raised full-year shipment guidance on the back of stronger than expected demand in China.
PV module assembly equipment specialist, Komax Solar has finally been sold to its existing management team in a buyout that will make the company independent, sometime in the second half of 2014.
PV project developer, SPI Solar reported sales in the second quarter of 2014 of US$6.3 million, compared with US$3.6 million in the previous quarter.
Global manufacturer, Jinko Solar is to supply 40MW of its modules to a project in Chile.
A new 50MW solar panel factory is to be set up in Uruguay.