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Investment company Adenium Energy Capital has signed an agreement that will see the corporation invest US$10 million in solar-hybrid power plant provider Enerwhere’s portfolio of mobile solar power assets.
Main Street Power Company has been acquired by global power company AES Corporation, with AES netting 100% of Main Street Power’s shares.
UK-based thin-film start-up, Oxford Photovoltaics has secured at least a further £8 million in VC funding to further plans to commercialise its blend of perovskite materials under a licensing model.
According to PV module shipment guidance from the majority of likely candidates for 2015, Canadian Solar is closing in on 2014 market leader, Trina Solar.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) Canadian Solar has finally announced plans to initiate its first global yield co financial structure, which could be floated on a US stock exchange as early as the fourth quarter of 2015.
Hanwha Q CELLS is collaborating with US-based ‘Direct Wafer’ supplier, 1366 Technologies to commercialise the multicrystalline-type wafers.
PV project developer and EPC firm, Solar Power, Inc (SPI Solar) has secured a credit line of over US$1.6 billion from China Minsheng Bank, China Construction Bank and Suzhou Bank.
SunEdison has made a significant first step into the grid-scale energy storage market, with the acquisition of US start-up Solar Grid Storage.
Developer Lightsource Renewable Energy and fund manager Octopus Investments have completed the refinancing of 76.4MW of UK solar farms.
Major PV energy provider, Canadian Solar, has reported record revenue and shipments for 2014.
ET Solar has supplied 6.1MW of modules for the largest commercial rooftop project in the UK.
PV project developer Solairedirect is planning an IPO on the Euronext Paris stock exchange during the first half of 2015 as it plans to develop and retain more projects across multiple international markets.
PV equipment and module production line specialist, Spire Corporation, has delivered and started the installation of a 20MW PV module line for a government agency in Vietnam.
German system integrator Belectric’s Turkish joint venture has secured its first tenders in the country after gaining approval for two large-scale ground-mounted solar projects from Turkey’s electricity transmission company, TEIAŞ.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar said in its full-year earnings call that it would be preparing to spin-off its downstream PV project business via an IPO and stage in the future.
Major tier-1 PV module manufacturer ReneSola reported full-year module shipments above revised guidance at 1,970.3MW, up 14% from the prior year.
The president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has revealed plans to increase a levy on oil products to fund up to 200,000 rooftop PV systems in the West African Country.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has revised and updated its integrated manufacturing capacity expansion plans for 2015, which include production outside China for the first time.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has reported record shipments in 2014, topping the high end of revised guidance to 3.66GW, a 41.9% increase over the previous year.
The worldwide market for balance of systems (BOS) for solar power could be worth US$21 billion by 2019, with the greatest activity expected to be seen in the commercial sector, according to a new report from analysis firm IHS.
PV module encapsulants specialist STR Holdings has appointed Weijie Kong as as sales director for China.
Operations at two new large-scale solar projects in the earthquake-affected Japanese prefectures of Miyagi and Fukushima have been started by Eurus Energy Group.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer, Hanwha Q CELLS, has appointed two key company personnel as directors.
The largest residential installer in the US, SolarCity, has filed a lawsuit against a utility over the application of extra charges for solar energy users in parts of Arizona.
Insolvent PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik is to postpone the release of its 2014 financial results.
Japanese PV project developer Apollo Energy Group has signed a 150MW PV inverter deal with Huawei Technologies, a sign that overseas inverter suppliers are finally breaking into the Japanese market.
US PV installer RGS Energy has been forced to instigate further restructuring reforms in response to reporting continued losses in the fourth quarter of 2014.
International solar developer, Conergy, has announced a reshuffled management team and revealed that it plans to go public within the next one to two years.
US aid agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation is supporting a drive by the government of Benin to increase access to off-grid power in the West African country.
SB Energy, the PV project developer arm of Japan’s Softbank has completed and grid connected its 19.6MW Omuta Miike port solar park.
Technology giant Google has unveiled plans for a radical redesign of its main campus in Mountain View, California — complete with movable buildings and translucent canopies.
Solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier announced that it has sold its 2MW Kunitomi Megasolar power plant in Miyazaki, Japan to a trust account operated by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB).
Chinese tier-one solar modules now cost more per watt than in any other major solar end market worldwide, a report from GTM Research reveals.
Chinese solar developer and EPC firm SPI Solar will co-develop 25MW of sub-5MW sites in England and Wales.
Major tier-1 PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar expects to start actual production of both solar cells and modules at a new facility in South-East Asia by May 2015.
Major tier-one PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar met the lower-end of record shipment guidance for 2014, which is expected to result in the company becoming the third largest module producer in the world, up from being ranked fifth in 2013.
India and the UK are respectively the highest profile winners and losers in the latest ranking of countries’ appeal to renewable energy investors published by consultancy Ernst & Young Global.
Indian prime minister Modi’s first full budget has been given a lukewarm reception from the solar sector.
Brazilian project developer and distributor, Ener Brazil is planning to build a 50MW semi-automated c-Si PV module assembly plant with Meyer Burger equipment and technology.
Saudi Arabian power engineering firm ACWA Power has agreed financing for a 200MW project in Dubai thought to have the lowest cost per unit of electricity ever.
OPV thin-film firm Heliatek is supplying its ‘HeliaFilm’ substrate to a building integrated organic photovoltaic (BIOPV) project in Singapore that will evaluate its performance and durability in hot and humid climates.
In the next five years, India hopes to set up 1GW of solar power plants on land and rooftops owned by the railways, said rail minister Suresh Prabhu.
Bulgaria’s parliament decided to terminate preferential prices for renewable energy installations on Thursday.
Rwanda’s ambassador to the UK has said he hopes the completion of the East African country’s first utility PV power plant earlier this month will inspire similar projects across Africa.
Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has uncovered no unsafe modules in more than 13,000 tests, despite media reports that the market was inundated with “cheap and dodgy” panels.
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft successfully completed a test flight in Abu Dhabi yesterday ahead of its attempt at circumnavigating the globe.
Updated: Hanergy Thin Film Power Group’s thin-film equipment manufacturing subsidiary, Fujian Apollo, has won an order valued at US$660 million to supply 600MW of tools and plant operations to Shangdong Macrolink New Resources Technology Ltd.
The largest US solar PV installer SolarCity has created a new US$750 million financial fund with US$300 million of capital from Google.
Deregulation of the Japanese electricity market, expected to begin next year, could “breathe new life into PV”, according to Shawn Qu, chief executive and chairman of Canadian Solar.
Tier-1 PV module manufacturer, REC Solar is planning to spend around US$50 million on production upgrades and expansions in 2015 with an extra 300MW of module assembly capacity via two new lines.