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The New York Green Bank announced its debut transactions, expected to stimulate US$800 million of investment for clean energy projects in New York.
Santander Bank will provide a US$377 million credit facility to Solar Star California XIII, a SunPower hold co.
Risen Solar, based in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China is to invest US$600 million in a 300MW solar plant in Mexico.
SunEdison has closed construction finance with Deutsche Bank for a 26MW solar power plant in California.
US wholesale energy provider, Southern Power announced it has acquired a 150MW solar plant in California.
The European Council has reached an agreement over the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.
Soitec Solar Development, a subsidiary of semiconductor manufacturer Soitec, has agreed a 150MW module deal with a North American PV energy provider. The customer has a power purchase agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for the solar project in California.
SPI and GD Solar are to develop 500MW of solar in China, each year from 2015 to 2017, for a total of 1.5GW.
The US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative granted solar financier Mosaic a second award in the amount of US$650,000 to support its home solar loan programme that should help the initiative’s mission to make solar a cost-competitive form of electricity by the end of the decade.
Europe’s climate and energy future hangs in the hands of politicians meeting in Brussels today and tomorrow.
PV manufacturer Clenergy, completed a 41MW mounting order for TBEA SunOasis’ Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park, on track to be Pakistan’s first large-scale ground PV project.
Module manufacturer, REC Solar ASA has announced the closure of two supply agreements totalling 300MW.
Solar cell and module manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN), completed the delivery of 39MW of solar modules to solar vehicle company Third Step France, shipped from CSUN’s plant in Turkey.
PV manufacturer Trina Solar is planning to significantly expand solar module manufacturing capacity in 2014, according to documents seen by PV Tech.
Time is fast running out for the US and Chinese to reach a negotiated settlement to their ongoing solar trade dispute, according to a leading expert on the case.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is to provide US$53 million to fund 40 R&D projects aimed at slashing the cost of solar.
US thin-film giant First Solar’s Macho Springs project in New Mexico has become the first PV plant to receive the system-level ‘Quality Tested’ certification from testing institute VDE and Fraunhofer ISE.
SunEdison has been awarded 17.7MW of distributed generation across 30 PV projects in California, with investors in the company’s ‘yield co’ TerraForm Power likely to benefit.
Consolidation in the PV manufacturing equipment sector has continued with Amtech Systems acquiring BTU International in an all stock transaction valuing BTU at US$32.5 million.
Global module manufacturer Trina Solar has opened a warehouse in South Africa.
Solar developer Standard Solar completed another project in New Mexico, with the completion of a 1.8MW, ground-mounted solar array for the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative.
As expected, LDK Solar’s three US subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the District of Delaware US Bankruptcy Court, according to court documents.
Australia’s Renewable Energy Target will not be scrapped following talks held today, but the government is still negotiating exemptions with the opposition.
China Sunergy (CSUN), the Chinese module manufacturer awarded tier one module supplier status by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) earlier this year, has announced that its latest 280W module is ready for commercial release.
Latin America has become Yingli Green’s key near-term focus as an emerging market, with plans to partner in Brazil to operate a PV module assembly plant.
PV module manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has agreed to terms on a deal with O2 Energies to provide 17MW of PV modules for three solar projects in North Carolina.
PV installer Borrego Solar and renewable energy provider sPower have begun construction on a solar installation in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Siemens has installed microinverters and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station as its contribution to a ‘net zero energy’ house demonstration which is complete with solar panels fitted by 1st Light Energy.
Solar Power International 2014 got off to a bang last night with the launch of a campaign to save the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
SolarCity, the US’s largest solar power provider, appointed a former Progressive Insurance marketing strategist as its new chief marketing officer, with hopes that he will innovatively increase promotion of the company.
UK renewables investor, TRIG, has said it will give more attention to rooftop solar due to cuts in funding for solar farms.
TuNur, a 2GW concentrated solar power (CSP) project along the same lines as the original Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) plan, said the idea for Middle East and North African solar energy exports into Europe is still a valid and needed venture.
The newly appointed chief of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is expected to continue efforts to restart the country’s nuclear power generation, according to reports.
ET Solar Energy has supplied 5MW of polycrystalline photovoltaic modules to a mining operation in Suriname.
Japan’s Kyocera and energy service start-up Stem have become the latest partnership to offer integrated solar-plus-storage to commercial customers in the US, beginning with sales in three states including California.
US PV installer Astrum Solar will source all its modules for 2015 installs from Hanwha Q CELLS, the two companies confirmed.
A 2GW concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Tunisia will apply for support from the UK government.
European module supplier, REC announced today its modules have passed new performance tests.
The working group established by the Japanese government to deal with grid connection issues for solar and other new energy generation capacity met for the first time last week.
AET has launched its ‘Rayport-B Eco’ roof ballast at this year’s SPI, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week.
The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet said the country will aim to become a leader in renewable energy.
Canadian Solar will reveal a new Diamond module at SPI in Las Vegas this week.
UK farmers with solar farms on their land will no longer be eligible for any farm subsidies under the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from January 2015.
US independent power producer, sPower has completed a 34MW solar power plant in California.
The new contracts for difference mechanism in the UK market is “an interesting opportunity for a more market orientated approach”, according to First Solar.
US commercial and industrial solar solutions provider, Inovateus Solar has partnered with Indiana-based solar racking company, Kanzo.
The Hami concentrator PV plant in China has entered its second phase, according to manufacturer Soitec and developer Focusic New Energy Holding.
Major PVEP SunEdison is looking to leverage its advanced fluidized bed reactor (PBR) technology that is claimed to offer high-purity polysilicon at the lowest cost to build a major downstream PV power plant business in the largest market, China.
Renewable energy group, Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of a 19MW solar power plant in Chile.
Ideal Power, which supplies its battery converters to Sharp’s Smartstorage product in the US, has launched a range of power converters that the company claims are capable of adding grid-tied storage to megawatt-scale solar power projects.