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Renewable energy service provider, RGS Energy, is to develop and operate a 2.6MW solar power plant in Massachusetts, USA.
Thin-film manufacturer Hanergy Solar has supplied electric supercar maker Tesla with two solar charging stations for electric vehicles in China.
Independent power producer, Etrion Corporation, has issued an €80 million bond in the Norwegian bond market, with plans to list the new bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange within the next 30 days.
The Republican governor of Oklahoma has issued an executive order ruling that the body responsible for setting electricity tariffs in the US state should support the distributed generation of electricity, including wind and solar.
Leading PV energy provider, Yingli Green Energy, has announced a public offering of 25 million US shares to fund its downstream project development activities.
Chinese building materials and glass company CNBM is to buy German CIS thin-film manufacturer Avancis.
Utility solar developer, SunEdison, has reached financial close for two solar power plants in Ontario, Canada.
Germany’s energy minister Sigmar Gabriel has said he may be willing to compromise on the amount of a proposed surcharge on residential self-consumption of solar electricity.
Internet giant Google and PV energy provider SunPower are to jointly finance a new US$250 million residential solar lease programme in the US.
Insolvent Sunways, majority owned by bankrupt LDK Solar, has received interest from several prospective buyers of its PV inverter business, according to the company’s preliminary insolvency administrator.
Investment bank, ROTH Capital Partners, has recruited Min Xu as a senior research analyst covering the clean technology sector, which expands its analyst team to three, headed by Philip Shen.
Solar associations in the Gulf and India have struck a deal that will see the two regions offer mutual support to their PV industries through the sharing of expertise and resources.
Aleo solar has reported negative operational earnings of almost 74% in its full-year report for 2013 while revenues have fallen by over 55%, as the company prepares to enter liquidation.
Korean-based materials and PV project developer, OCI has reported a new quarterly record in polysilicon shipments and higher average selling prices (ASPS), reflecting the continued strong demand in the PV industry in the first quarter of 2014.
Commercial operations have begun on Japan’s largest utility-scale PV plant to date.
RWE Supply & Trading, the energy trading arm of the German utility, has acquired its first solar farm project in the UK, a 37MW development on a disused airfield in Oxfordshire, England.
Major CIS thin-film producer, Solar Frontier, is considering establishing a production plant in Buffalo, New York after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY CNSE).
Strain placed on local electricity distribution infrastructure in the US could be most effectively eased through the use of secondary power electronics, a new report from analyst firm GTM Research has concluded.
Major PV energy provider, SunEdison, has named Jose Perez president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America, while the former regional president, Pancho Perez, moves into a new role as COO of SunEdison Capital.
Real estate and renewable energy developer, Pacifica Capital, has secured finance for two solar power projects in Japan totalling 8.7MW.
US-based PV manufacturer and developer, SunEdison, has finalised the sale of a 20MW project – the Adobe Solar Facility – in Kearn County, California.
Major PV energy provider Canadian Solar has been selected to supply 43MW of its CS6P255P modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan, according to the company.
Bosch claims it has developed an energy management system for optimising electrical and thermal energy consumption from solar power systems, which the company will launch at this year’s Intersolar exhibition and conference.
Solar wafer-to-module processing service provider, Solargiga Energy Holdings, has reported preliminary unaudited first quarter 2014 sales and shipments that are significantly higher than the same period a year ago.
GE’s CdTe thin-film manufacturing equipment from its facilities in Colorado, US is to go under the hammer in an online auction beginning on 8 May 2014.
Proposals for what would have become the largest PV project in England have been refused planning permission despite being recommended for approval by planning officers.
US energy regulator, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has revealed that 584MW of new large-scale solar energy capacity was installed in the first quarter of 2014.
Leading PV manufacturer, Yingli Green, is providing an unidentified France-based PV module manufacturer with its polycrystalline solar cells.
Kyocera will invest in US$38 million worth of PV projects in New York State, after entering a tax equity partnership agreement with installer US Light Energy.
Bankrupt PV module manufacturer Shanghai Chaori Solar has stopped production at its Shanghai headquarters as customers cancel orders and it struggles to generate cash flow.
Value of solar tariffs (VOST) of the type recently adopted in the US state of Minnesota create “serious instability for the solar industry”, according to US advocacy group The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC).
The US government has announced plans to smooth the path for the development of commercial-scale solar with US$15 million being set aside for community-lead projects.
According to new analysis from market research firm IHS sufficient PV module supply outside China and Taiwan exists to meet expected demand in the US in 2014, dampening panic buying before a US anti-dumping judgement due later this year.
LDK Solar has claimed through its Cayman Island liquidators that unaudited accounts indicate the company had revenue of US$273.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from US$156.6 million in the previous quarter.
United Photovoltaics Group is close to signing a deal with China Financial Leasing Company (Sinolease) to provide at least US$1.6 billion in PV project funding.
US solar energy provider FLS Energy has confirmed a 13.2MW module order with JA Solar.
Hanergy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with renewable energy asset management firm Greenbacker Renewable Energy Corporation for the funding of up to 126MW of PV projects in the US.
The price gap between monocrystalline silicon modules and multicrystalline is closing as rooftop markets continue to expand, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend.
A new US$100 million project finance fund for distributed solar in the US is to be set up by Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (HASI) and clean energy finance firm Sol Systems.
The International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) will begin a programme of standardisation for redox flow batteries – which can be used for large-scale energy storage applications – following discussions which were initiated in Japan in October 2013.
Tracking manufacturer SPG Solar has completed the install of a 50MW system for a project in Arizona.
SolarCity looks likely to resume its programme of deploying residential energy storage systems in California, following a preliminary ruling by the state’s Public Utilities Commission appeared to rule in the company’s favour.
Plans have been agreed at the aleo solar EGM for the company to wind down through a liquidation, with as much as €50 million (US$69.1 million) of support provided by parent company Robert Bosch in order to avoid bankruptcy proceedings.
The company noted that it could not pay accrued interest and fees, which could result in the bank foreclosing. SPI Solar had total company deficit of US$56.1 million at the end of 2013, much of it owed to LDK Solar.
German PV manufacturer and developer, IBC Solar plans to construct 5.5MW in Rajasthan, India.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has completed and grid connected two large-scale PV power plants totalling 39MW in Jiangsu province, China.
Leading global PV manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy has joined with China-based investment fund, Sailing Capital, to create a renewable energy fund to invest in Yingli Green’s PV projects.
China Sunergy (CSUN) has announced the signing of a framework agreement to supply 15MW of solar modules to Turkish engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company PV-Systems.
German solar project developer, ib vogt’s UK subsidiary, vogt solar successfully commissioned 80MW of solar projects in the first quarter of 2014.
Tracking manufacturer Array Technologies (ATI) has installed four systems in California customised to withstand high wind speeds.