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NV Energy, Xcel, PG&E, Sempra and Edison International have topped a new index ranking US investor-owned utilities on their deployment of clean energy.
PV technology start-up, Solar3D, has reported second quarter revenue of US$7.5 million due to continued growth in small-scale PV installations of its subsidiary Solar United Network (SUNworks), acquired at the beginning of the year.
SunPower veteran Bruce Ledesma has joined crowdsourcing firm Mosaic as chief operating officer.
N-type monocrystalline wafer producer, Comtec Solar Systems Group said that recent qualification starts by two potentially new unidentified customers coupled to estimated demand growth would lead to a 300MW capacity expansion.
China-based solar wafer producer turned project developer, United Photovoltaics said in a financial statement that it expected to make a profit after tax of around US$46.5 million in the first-half of 2014.
The domestic content requirement (DCR) for the latest batch of tenders under India’s JNNSM national solar programme is a “step backwards” and should be “short term” until anti-dumping duties are implemented.
The imposition of new trade duties on Chinese modules with components from outside the mainland will not impact US solar deployment in 2014, according to EnergyTrend.
Solar and onshore wind will compete for a share of US$85 million a year under the new contracts for difference (CfDs) scheme, according to a document published by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
The initial public offering (IPO) of SunEdison’s TerraForm Power yield co has exceeded expectations, according to the company.
Italy’s Enel Green Power has confirmed it is to take full ownership of the 3Sun thin-film joint venture it originally created with Sharp and STMicroelectronics.
Tier-one PV module manufacturer, REC Solar ASA has said that the US market will become increasingly important to its module sales in 2015 and beyond.
Internet giant and increasingly active clean-tech player, Google, is offering a US$1 million prize for a proposal to shrink the “humble” solar inverter to the size of a laptop.
Renewable energy infrastructure operator Ellomay Capital Ltd., has reached a deal to acquire three PV plants worth a total capacity of 5.6MW.
Energy company PSEG Solar Source has obtained a 3.6MW solar farm located in Burlington, Vermont, from juwi solar (JSI).
Changes to Germany’s EEG energy policies and the introduction of new renewable energy auctions in the UK have won state aid approval from the EU.
US-based utility and energy services provider, PowerSecure International has won approximately US$140 million of new distributed generation (DG) business.
Industrial firm ABB continues to be impacted by losses in its Power Systems division, which includes its renewable energy EPC business and PV inverter business.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is to begin construction of its 250MW Beacon Solar project.
Yingli Green is to supply 108,000 of its YGE 72 cell series modules to a 32MW PV power plant project to be built next year in Okayama, Japan.
The UK subsidiary of insolvent German distributor Wagner & Co has bought out its German-held stake and re-launched as an independent entity.
Leading PV manufacturer, Yingli Green is targeting supplying PV modules to large-scale projects in Chile, having established a new office in Santiago, Chile and headhunted industry veteran Robert Muhn from Trina Solar to serve as Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Chile.
The first grid-connected energy storage facility in Canada, in the country’s leading solar province, Ontario, is now operational.
Microinverter firm Enphase Energy and Energy France Installation (EFI) have signed a 1,500 rooftop deal that could be an indicator of things to come in France as new regulations come into force.
US-based PV panel manufacturer First Solar confirmed that it has applied to build a PV plant in Chile - reported to be one of the largest projects ever built in South America.
Solar technology manufacturer SunEdison, Inc. has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA).
Rises in consumer electricity prices, caused in part by a backlog of unbuilt PV projects, could put Japan’s solar industry in serious danger of losing support, a Tokyo-based analyst has warned.
US-based PV module manufacturer, Suniva, is to build its second production plant in Saginaw Township, Michigan, providing an additional 200MW of annual nameplate capacity.
PV project developer, SPI Solar a majority owned subsidiary of bankrupt Cayman Island registered LDK Solar has sold a recently announced 50MW project to Xinyu Zhongzhi Guoxiang New Energy Electric Power Investment Development.
3W Power the holding company of PV inverter supplier, AEG Power Solutions Group is issuing new shares to raise around €4 million to improve its financial position.
A Pakistan PV wholesaler has told PV Tech the country’s nascent solar industry could face “total collapse” unless a tax on imported solar equipment is lifted.
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie expects revenue from cancelled or restructured polysilicon supply contracts from its solar sector customers to be around €210 million (US$283.2 million) in 2014.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, threatened with abolition by prime minister Tony Abbott’s government, is to give the country’s residential and commercial solar sectors a A$120 million shot in the arm.
United Photovoltaics has completed the acquisition of a 20MW solar project in Qinghai province, China.
China-based PVEP, Shunfeng Photovoltaic International (SF-PV) said it expected to report a profit for the first six months of 2014, primarily due to the increased solar cell sales coming from its manufacturing subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech Power Co.
A new US$50 billion development bank jointly formed by the so-called BRICS nations could offer solar a vital new source of funding, according to a leading expert.
US-based PV company NRG Energy, Inc. has obtained a 4MW PV facility on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands from Toshiba International Corporation.
Thin-film PV module developer and manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. has reached an agreement with investors that will see the company secure US$32 million in senior secured notes and warrants in order to buy shares of its common stock in a private placement.
Market conditions and not the Chinese government’s so-called ‘cull list’ will drive consolidation of the country’s solar sector, an industry analyst has said.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published guidelines for developers bidding in the next part of its national solar programme.
Tier-one PV manufacturer, ReneSola has said that a new framework agreement with Chinese retailer, China Seven Star Holdings, could lead to the sale of around 200MW of existing and planned PV projects within 18 months.
Spanish engineering firm Iberdrola Ingenieria is close to completing the 96MWp Jasper PV plant in South Africa that counts internet giant, Google, among its investors.
In the first six months of 2014, solar has represented almost a third of new electricity generation capacity additions in the US, more than doubling its performance in the same period of 2013, according to US government statistics.
R&D centre, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) has officially opened its module development and testing laboratory the CleanTech Park in Singapore.
The founder of Helios Technology has bought two cell production lines from the company for his new firm Megacell.
PV module manufacturer, SolarWorld, has received shareholder approval to raise additional capital.
Renewable energy project developer, Grupotec Renewables, has secured a project pipeline of 200MW in the UK.
Updated. Tier-one PV module manufacturer, Hanwha Q CELLS, has said its review of a petition filed by Kyocera over a claimed busbar patent infringement has concluded that the lawsuit does not affect any of its products.
A further 52 Chinese firms have been selected to feature on a list of government-approved manufacturers.
An antenna tower in Australia serving a broadcaster will be the site of a solar-plus-storage project funded by the German government and designed to deliver power 24 hours a day.
Work continues apace on the new factory that will serve as a “blueprint” for the future plans of Japanese thin-film module manufacturer Solar Frontier, with the company confirming to PV Tech that it will target a cell efficiency of 15% on its production lines.