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Insolvent German PV project developer S.A.G. Solarstrom said the acquisition of the company by China-based PVEP, Shunfeng had been successfully concluded.
Axion Power International, a maker of lead carbon battery systems, has been selected to supply energy storage and frequency regulation to a 9.1MW solar farm in Pennsylvania, the company has announced.
Major PVEP SunPower has formed a second joint venture in China to massively expand its PV project pipeline using its high-efficiency, low-concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) technology.
Hanergy Thin Film Power is setting up a product development business with a research centre to be established in Silicon Valley.
Market research firm IHS has struck a deal with rival US-based NPD Group to acquire its leading research arms in the flat panel display and solar PV sectors (NPD Solarbuzz) for an undisclosed sum.
Mark Mendenhall, the president of Trina Solar’s Americas Region, and Haiyan Sun, the president of Trina Solar’s Distributed PV Generation Business Unit, have left the company.
The US Department of Energy’s Sunshot initiative has announced US$15 million in funding to aid the integration of solar into the electrical grid infrastructure using energy storage systems.
The acquisition by Amtech Systems of BTU International was pre-planned to be completed and the company assimilated into Amtech ahead of the next capacity expansion phase by major PV manufacturers, according to Paul van der Wansem, chairman and CEO of BTU International.
SolarWorld has announced plans to invest over US$10 million in adding a new ‘flexible’ manufacturing line at its Hillsboro, Oregon facility with the creation of around 200 jobs.
US-Based ‘Direct Wafer’ producer, 1366 Technologies has met a key production milestone set a year ago of producing 5MW per year for each furnace that is claimed to be on par with conventional ingot casting furnaces used in producing the ubiquitous multicrystalline wafer.
Zinc redox flow batteries could be a “viable substitute” for simple cycle peaking power plants in the US, especially as the increase of solar penetration adds concerns over grid stability, according to a new whitepaper.
Four of the largest polysilicon producers have all reported strong revenue for the third quarter of 2014, on the back of stable ASPs and strong demand from the PV industry.
JinkoSolar will supply 19MW of solar modules to an undisclosed photovoltaic project in Chile, its third PV deployment to the country this year, according to the company.
TerraForm Power, the spin-off yield co unit of US PV provider SunEdison, has added to its growing portfolio with 77.6MW of distributed generation solar plants in the US.
Ethiopia could see construction of 300MW of PV across a number of government projects going ahead in just over six months, after the country’s public utility signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US-headquartered developer.
SunEdison has agreed a US$130 million non-recourse debt financing deal with CorpBanca and BBVA for the funding to construct a 69.5MW solar power plant in Chile.
Developer SPI Solar has agreed a deal to buy a major Chinese rooftop mounting manufacturer as it looks to grab a bigger share of the country’s distributed generation (DG) market.
Egypt has invited “pre-qualification submissions” from independent power producers (IPPs) for solar projects of up to 50MW capacity, following the September announcement of the country’s first feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.
Major PVEP SunPower reported higher GAAP revenue in the third quarter than previously guided due to increase sales in the US that offset weakness in Japan and Europe.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, the Chinese manufacturing and project developer, is to issue convertible bonds worth around HK$2.8 billion (US$361 million) to fund its ongoing downstream expansion.
Solar has been tipped as playing a significant role in easing Brazil’s electricity crisis and economic problems that have emerged in the wake of its recent presidential election.
New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) began construction on its largest solar project to date, amounting to 11.18MW, atop Kinsley Landfill in New Jersey.
SolarCity has launched ZS Beam, a new product for solar car parks that it claims can reduce installation times and reduce costs, ahead of the company’s third quarter earnings report next week.
Hanwha Q CELLS is to add four automated module assembly production lines to its existing main solar cell production facility in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
Nine companies conducting research and development into energy storage, including for integration of renewable energy, have partnered with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and are set to receive funding from the body.
US-based PV developer NRG Energy and MGM Resorts International have completed what they claim to be the world’s largest rooftop PV array built atop a convention center, in Las Vegas.
US-based solar module manufacturer Stion has agreed to a supply deal of 3MW of solar modules to Inman Solar for installations across the state of Georgia.
Developing and commercialising the blue LED led to the ongoing revolution in the lighting industry, something research facility CSEM wants to emulate with the development of a completely white solar panel.
The continued expansion of utility-scale PV power plants in key global markets is fuelling the growth in the operations & maintenance (O&M) ancillary market, according to a new joint report from GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting.
Europe’s outgoing trade commissioner has said Europe did not get the best deal out of the resolution to the long-running solar trade dispute with China.
Thin-film manufacturer Hanergy has completed the first phase of a BIPV install at its headquarters in Beijing, covering the building’s exterior almost entirely with 600kW of thin-film PV.
SunEdison and the state government of Rajasthan, India are to build 5GW of solar.
Utility-scale solar thermal developer SolarReserve has acquired the Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) unit of aerospace technology manufacturer, Aerojet Rocketdyne.
From next year, anti-dumping duties levied on Chinese suppliers could contribute to a rebound in the falling price of solar glass, according to a new report from IHS Technology.
Swedish furniture store IKEA is to offer residential solar panels in the Netherlands.
SolarWorld has reported preliminary financial results for third quarter of 2014, marking a significant increase in PV module shipments and revenue, primarily due to sales in the US after the anti-dumping ruling.
The president and chief executive officer of Windiga Energy, a Canadian-based independent power producer, said it is now easy to develop renewable energy projects, like PV, in Africa.
The UK has installed 2GW of solar in 2014 so far, according to figures from NPD Solarbuzz.
Global solar energy supplier, Proinso is to provide PPA-model financing for distributed generation solar projects 100kW and above across India.
Singapore-based PV module manufacturer REC Solar expects to sell its full module manufacturing capacity output in 2014, further indicating a turnaround in fortunes after restructuring.
EU ProSun is preparing to request the European Commission to start a formal investigation into whether Chinese module makers are breaking the rules set out in the agreed trade settlement, PV Tech has learned.
A computer manufacturer, China Great Wall Computer Shenzhen Co, is set to invest over US$87 million in 60MW of solar power projects in central and eastern China.
Independent power producer (IPP) ContourGlobal has purchased 40MW of solar power projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Singapore is set to introduce measures aimed at meeting “significant shifts” in the energy sector, including investment in research for integration of solar, cutting times for grid connection and the creation of a US$25 million fund for energy storage projects.
GT Advanced Technology (GTAT) was suffering from sapphire yield issues at its Arizona production plant, according to a consensus of financial analysts and equipment suppliers that PV Tech spoke to during Solar Power International, held in Las Vegas last week.
The bid results for the 500MW solar tender in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India reveals that US thin film manufacturer, First Solar has submitted the lowest bid.
Yingli Green Energy updated the financial community as to its long-term technology roadmap during its fifth annual investor day event during Solar Power International 2014, held in Las Vegas.
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.