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Updated: Major renewable energy firm, SunEdison has said it would change its business strategy in light of current financial market conditions.
Major Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported a new peak in solar cell shipments for the year in September.
Metallisation paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics has partnered with Taiwan-based solar cell producer Sunrise Global Solar Energy, a subsidiary of wafer producer Sino-American Silicon Products to maximise cell conversion efficiencies of its monocrystalline PERC cells beyond 21%.
PV super league member Canadian Solar is to build the largest PV power plant in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
ET Solar Chile, the Latin American subsidiary of PV developer ET Solar, has formed a consortium with Brazil-based electronics manufacturer WEG to offer turnkey PV services for the Brazilian market.
SolarMax branded string and central inverters are being once again in production, though not in Switzerland its former home.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) has reached a new monocrystalline solar cell conversion efficiency milestone.
Battery-based energy storage could provide up to 13 different services to the US electricity grid, while the usefulness of the technology increases the more ‘distributed’ it is along the system, according to a new report.
Global development banks have pledged to boost funding to help developing countries cope with climate change through the adoption of low-carbon technologies such as solar.
China-based PV energy provider GCL New Energy Holdings has signed an EPC contract to build a 50MW fishery PV power plant in Yugan County of Jiangxi Province, China.
PV super league manufacturer JA Solar said it had appointed a former rival’s senior executive as its US President.
Broken Hill, a 53MW PV plant project which is Australia’s second biggest utility-scale solar farm to date, is on track to reach full capacity later this month, with the last panel installed at the site this morning.
Spain’s energy ministry has approved a new regulation for self-consumption, which has been branded as a deliberate attempt to avoid the development of PV and self-consumption within Spain, by the country’s solar association.
Taiwan is to press charges against seven solar firms that allegedly “lobbied, threatened and pressured” officials from the ministry of economic affairs.
PV energy provider United Photovoltaics Group continues to be impacted by grid limitations in Gansu Province, China.
The managing director of PV mounting systems specialist Renusol, Stefan Liedtke, left the company at the beginning of this month, with his replacement joining from rival firm Schletter.
Following a week in which SolarCity and then Panasonic both claimed to have achieved record efficiencies, SunPower has hit back, saying its products are “the most efficient solar panels commercially available today”.
The Chinese government has allocated an additional 5.3GW of solar capacity quota for selected provinces in China.
Metallisation paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics claims that its SOL9621 Series paste has a world-record PERC efficiency of 21.7%.
Taiwan-based PV module manufacturer has received the Taiwan Excellent PV award by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan after its 300W PERC 60-cell module passed advanced reliability tests conducted at Taiwan’s research institute, ITRI.
Swinerton Builders has chosen EPC firm Blymyer Engineers to provide engineering services for the 150MW Springbok 2 solar farm in Kern County, California.
A Japanese government development agency will fund solar microgrids at 11 villages in Myanmar, with rural infrastructure and off-grid solar company Sunlabob set to develop them.
The company behind what will be the first module plant operated by a Chinese firm on US soil since the closure of Suntech’s Arizona factory in 2013 has said it is betting on a “20-year boom” in solar in the US.
Indian government plans to waive transmission charges for electricity coming from renewable energy sources will benefit some PV developers in the “short term”, according to an Indian market consultant.
State-owned coal mining company Coal India Limited (CIL) plans to develop 1GW of solar power projects across India in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.
US-Based ‘Direct Wafer’ producer, 1366 Technologies, has set out plans for a massive scale-up of operations with the building of a 3GW solar wafer facility in Genesee County, New York.
California governor Jerry Brown has put the final rubber stamp on “landmark” legislation that mandates that 50% of the state’s electricity is from renewable sources, along with a raft of other measures aimed at meeting climate goals.
Major renewable energy firm, SunEdison, has terminated its previously announced acquisition of Latin America Power (LAP), which was to include a 613MW portfolio of solar, wind and hydro projects in Chile.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies said it would not meet previous revenue expectations for the year as potential orders within its Optical Disc business segment had not materialised.
Total corporate funding of solar rose in the third quarter of 2015 despite the recent hammering taken by solar stock prices in the equity markets.
Multinational conglomerate corporation GE has announced Current, a new energy company that combines GE’s LED, solar, energy storage and electric vehicle businesses with its Predix platform to single out and provide cost-effective and efficient energy solutions to customers.
Delaware-based limited liability company MMA Capital Management announced that its subsidiary, MMA Energy Capital, has closed a US$55 million financing facility with Conergy that will be utilised for the construction of its 36MW North Carolina solar portfolio.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Motech Industries has reported September sales 11% higher than in the previous month and a new recent record.
PV encapsulant producer STR Holdings has been de-listed from the NYSE, due to non-compliance with the US$15 million average global market capitalization requirement.
Taiwan-based PV metallisation paste producer Giga Solar Materials has reported record sales each month since April, 2015.
Solar energy is helping developing countries to make ambitious climate change pledges ahead of next month’s UN summit in Paris, the CEO of The Climate Group has told PV Tech.
Israel-headquartered SolarEdge has said that its new technology, HD Wave, which the company claims dramatically reduces the magnetic and cooling elements of a PV inverter, might have won the prize endowed by Google to find a compact solution for inverters.
India-based EPC firm Sterling and Wilson plans to construct 300MW solar PV projects in Egypt, having recently set up an international office in Cairo.
The Australian government has officially terminated an anti-dumping investigation into crystalline silicon PV modules imported from China.
Multinational conglomerate Aditya Birla Group has partnered with private equity investor Abraaj Group to develop utility-scale solar power plants in India.
Microinverter specialist Enphase has revealed details of plans for two residential solar-plus-storage trials in Australia and New Zealand.
Sustainable energy company SunPower has unveiled a remote operations control centre (ROCC) for monitoring and operating large-scale PV power plants that SunPower holds in the US, including installations that are sold to 8point3 Energy Partners LP, a YieldCo joint venture established by First Solar and SunPower.
Major merchant solar cell producer Gintech Energy Corp has reported a 3% consecutive monthly slip in sales.
Virgin Islands-based Skylar Resources has acquired 100% interest in the option rights from Nevada-based firm KOWEPO Americas to develop a 180MW solar PV project in Boulder City, south-east of Las Vegas.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer Green Energy Technology (GET) has raised concerns that wafer capacity constraints in the sector could hamper downstream PV market growth in 2016.
Panasonic claims to have toppled a world record for module efficiency announced only days ago by SolarCity and will be demonstrating the new module at next week’s Solar Energy UK exhibition organised by PV Tech’s publisher, Solar Media.
JinkoSolar has frozen plans to build a 200-300MW module assembly line in Brazil, due to uncertainties in the Brazilian marketplace and currency risks, a senior figure from Jinko Solar has confirmed to PV Tech.
The three-busbar solar cell patent infringement case brought by Kyocera against Hanwha Q CELLS has been settled out of court.
MEPs representing all of the major groups in the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to end trade restrictions on Chinese solar products.
The cost of solar and wind power in comparison to fossil fuels has fallen this year according to detailed analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.