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Yieldco Foresight Group has purchased a large-scale UK solar farm from the Chinese tier-one PV module manufacturer Renesola, with Foresight claiming that its UK solar portfolio now exceeds 400MW of generation assets.
Leading thin-film manufacturer First Solar faces the prospect of losing a key financial supporter of its foreign exports as the possible closure of the US Export-Import Bank looms.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Solartech Energy Corp has seen its monthly sales rebound strongly in the last few months as the company continues to shift production to PERC (passivated emitter rear contact) cell technology.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is meeting today to consider proposals to change customer electricity rates, in a way that could hamper the popularity of rooftop solar in the state.
The Brazilian State of Pernambuco is considering launching a second solar energy auction after a number of delays to the winning projects from its first auction, according to local reports.
Texas-based developer Principal Solar has postponed plans to float on the NASDAQ stock exchange citing “market conditions”.
New images produced by NASA’s Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observing-1 satellite has shed some light on the spread of solar across China’s Gobi Desert.
US crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer SolarWorld has struck up a partnership with Bank of the West that will help finance commercial-scale solar projects.
GTM Research has pointed out that Advanced Energy, which this week revealed that it will finally exit the inverter business, was the third highest ranking supplier in the US last year, leaving competitors to fight over the company’s significant share of the market.
Yieldcos in the US are unlikely to be severely impacted by the reduction in the investment tax credit (ITC) from 30% to 10%, according to a Deutsche Bank research note.
Solar Frontier, the vertically integrated thin-film PV manufacturer and project developer headquartered in Japan, has opened an office in London aimed at steering its activities in the currently buoyant UK market.
India has released a “tentative” year-by-year breakdown of individual state targets to reach its overall 40GW rooftop solar installation goal by 2022.
Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft on a pioneering solar-powered navigation of the globe, has thrown off a recent run of poor luck to break several world records on its leg between Japan and Hawaii.
Italian EPC firm Enerray has taken a stake in Saudi Arabian firm Desert Technologies as well as establishing a new joint venture for the MENA region.
Leading CdTe thin-film producer First Solar has made several internal management changes, including a new US regional president and chief operating officer (COO).
South Korean module manufacturer S-Energy Co has secured a 25MW module supply deal with project developer & EPC, juwi for projects in New Mexico.
Green Energy Technology (GET), Taiwan’s largest wafer producer has signed an outsourcing agreement for ingot growing and wafer slicing with another Taiwan-based producer, Eversol.
US residential solar company Sunrun has announced it will offer US$111 million worth of bonds secured against cashflow from its residential portfolio.
The Guggenheim Solar Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has sold its shares in Hanergy Thin Film Power (TFP) despite the stock not currently being publicly traded.
In less than a week, more than 180,000 Spanish citizens have signed a petition against plans for a new ‘sun tax’ on use of batteries for residential self-consumption of solar energy in Spain.
American utility Southern Company’s largest subsidiary, Georgia Power, has launched a residential solar service.
Kyocera is continuing its strategy of siting new large-scale solar projects in Japan on land that is otherwise going unused, announcing that it will build a 23MW PV plant on an abandoned golf course.
Skytron energy, the renewable energy plant monitoring equipment and power control provider, has become the latest international player to enter Japan’s solar PV market.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is providing a 12-year AUS$100 million (US$77 million) financing commitment to help the rollout of utility Origin’s rooftop solar leasing scheme for households and businesses.
French PV developers Solairedirect and ENGIE are to merge after ENGIE acquired a 95% stake in its compatriot firm.
PV developer and manufacturer Desert Technologies is looking to capture the early phases of the Saudi Arabian market by expanding its manufacturing capacity in the country.
The Indian government is set to invite bids for dollar-based solar power contracts in order to encourage foreign investment in its ambitious solar programme, according to reports.
Solar power developer SunEdison has installed the 50MW Dammakhedi solar power plant in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Insolvent Germany-based PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has teamed with technical service and support firm, Suncycle to provide a repair programme for its previously reported junction box failures that could potentially cause fires.
Daqo New Energy has begun pilot production from its newly added 6,000MT of capacity, the Chinese polysilicon manufacturer said today.
PV inverter manufacturer Advanced Energy Industries (AE) has decided after more than a six month review to finally exit the sector and focus on its semiconductor business.
Subsidies earmarked for solar could be cut as the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) battles to keep Levy Control Framework (LCF) spending under control, a new report issued by market intelligence firm Cornwall Energy has claimed.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the body charged with delivering the country’s flagship solar programme, is to be renamed and given a wider remit for developing renewable energy in India.
Inverter manufacturer Ingeteam has increased its installed presence in the UK with the completion of one of the largest projects in the country.
Clean energy provider SolarCity’s Homebuilder Program has now expanded its services to include energy services for new homes and fixed-rate solar power deals for California homebuilders and other customers.
US residential solar company Sunrun has announced a multi-year partnership with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB) — noting that the company will establish a presence at the team’s stadium, Petco Park, during the 2015 season.
PV equipment specialist SEMCO Group is to supply its latest LYTOX technology to an unidentified solar cell producer to carryout post-ion implantation damage annealing.
Integrated solar system manufacturer Andalay Solar’s Instant Connect Module can now be used with SolarEdge power optimisers, the two companies have said.
Major electronics firm Huawei has deployed its ‘FusionSolar Smart PV Solution’ at a 2MW PV power plant located in Okinawa, Japan.
Renewable energy could actually add more stability to electricity networks rather than hampering it, as the grid evolves toward greater levels of distributed generation, Enphase CEO Paul Nahi has said.
Korea-based PV module manufacturer S-Energy Co has had a new multicrystalline 1,500V module certified by UL for the US market.
Single axis PV tracker specialist NEXTracker has secured its second largest supply contract from US-based EPC firm, Blattner Energy.
Project developer Solar Reserve has refused to be drawn on speculation about its future after it emerged at an industry event that it was looking for an investor.
PV project developer Solar Power Inc (SPI) has raised US$25 million from its latest private placing in a deal that could be worth up to double that amount.
Thai Solar Energy, a power producer which counts the Thai government among its clients, will build its first projects outside Thailand, beginning with three PV plants totalling 25MW in Japan.
The World Bank Group has extended its support for solar in Jordan with investment guarantees for 50MW of projects.
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Teachers’) has purchased the remaining shares in developer BluEarth Renewables.
The US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is to finance a 20MW solar farm in Clarendon, Jamaica.
Solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier is set to relaunch its residential line of PowerSets, rolling out new improvements such as a smart turbo inverter and a new monitoring portal.
Residential solar provider Sunrun has announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on a S-1 form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — falling in line with a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.