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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.
A Chinese billionaire and one of the countries’ leading sportswear brands have invested US$140 million in project developer, SPI Solar.
China’s ET Solar is to begin work building a 40MW solar power plant in Israel.
The CEO and board of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) must resign over its position in the US-China trade row, according to the largest privately held installer in the US.
Construction has begun on a 61MW solar power plant in Honduras.
A late surge in deployment in China will see the Asia-Pacific region top the 10GW mark inside one quarter for the first time, according to research by Solarbuzz.
SunPower has invested US$20 million into energy management software firm Tendril.
Global solar developer, SunEdison, has closed a US$146 million debt facility to build 81.7MW of solar in the Central American country, Honduras.
Taiwanese PV analyst EnergyTrend has estimated 2014 PV demand will reach 44GW with Japan and the US making up for a lower than expected figure in China.
Global solar developer, SunEdison, is to supply 570GWh of solar-generated power to the grid in Chile by 2017.
The fortunes of distributed solar in New York have received a boost after its Public Service Commission agreed to raise the cap on net metering in the state.
Hanergy has confirmed details of a 300MW CIGS thin-film factory in Hunan Province.
Global PV module manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne’s Qidong, Jiangsu subsidiary has been given a US$23 million loan.
The existing management of insolvent German PV project developer S.A.G. Solarstrom are set to leave the company by the end of the year, after failing to agree terms with China-based PVEP Shunfeng, which recently concluded the acquisition of the company.
South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea has supplied modules to the first floating PV power plant that also uses a tracking and rotating system.
Major tier one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has supplied modules totalling 80MW to China General Nuclear Power Group’s Neihuang County, Henan Province power plant project.
Bankrupt PV manufacturer, LDK Solar has secured a new module supply deal with Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Electric Power Design Institute, an EPC company in China.
An Italian firm, ECOS, has signed an agreement to build what is expected to be Argentina’s largest PV plant when completed, a 30MW project in the region of La Riojas.
A 37.4MW solar power plant has received final approval for construction from the Mexican government.
JA Solar, the fastest growing PV manufacturer in 2014, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with PV materials and technology specialist DuPont.
The completion of South Africa’s latest utility PV power plant has coincided with new figures showing an “exponential” rise in the contribution solar is now making to the country’s grid.
German wind and solar operator Capital Stage has acquired a 50.8MW portfolio of solar farms in France.
Spanish renewable energy developer Abengoa SA will increase the rate at which it will sell off shares in of its yield co subsidiary in an effort to raise at least US$200 million.
Solar monitoring and PV data analytics platform provider Locus Energy has accumulated over 50,000 installations and is nearing 1GW of capacity.
Eco solutions installer Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company has invested in alternative energy group Coronal Group LLC.
SolarCity, the largest residential installer in the US, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have set up a US$400 million fund to finance PV projects over the course of the next year.
Germany-based PV module manufacturer, Solar-Fabrik, has said it expects a heavy impact on its EBIT margin for 2014, after experiencing a slowdown in sales and a further squeeze on average selling prices (ASP’s) in the current fourth quarter.
The joint provisional liquidators (JPL’s) of Cayman Islands registered LDK Solar are to hand back management of the bankrupt firm to its management.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported a two month sequential decline in sales.
The TA Acacia Project, a 28.4MWdc plant in Lancaster, California developed by Canadian Solar was supplied with SG800MX PV inverters from Sungrow USA Corp, the US subsidiary of China’s largest PV inverter company, Sungrow Power Supply Co.
The Indian government has today announced the approval of 21GW in new solar development costing over US$800 million.