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Norwegian PV developer Scatec Solar and the country’s overseas development finance body, Norfund, have agreed to jointly invest in solar projects in developing countries.
Clean energy fund manager Glennmont Partners has raised €500 million (US$657 million). The fund, Glennmont’s second, exceeded its €450 million target.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic, the owner of module maker Suntech, has purchased insolvent German project developer SAG Solarstrom for €65 million (US$85.4 million).
The IEA has warned that the UK’s large-scale solar sector faces an uncertain future once the renewable obligation (RO) scheme closes at the end of March next year.
The minimum price level agreed by China and the EU is delaying grid parity in key European markets, according to Jinko Solar’s director for the region.
Module manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy is to supply 66MW of its modules to large scale UK solar projects.
Scatec Solar, the Norwegian company that this year has announced the construction of PV plants in territories including Jordan, Rwanda and South Africa, has announced plans to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
UK-based merchant solar wafer producer, PV Crystalox Solar reported increased shipments and revenue but margin decline due to lower wafer selling prices and stable polysilicon purchase pricing led to a loss in the first half of 2014.
SolarWorld has confirmed that the issue affecting 1.5 million modules in North America, is not applicable in Europe.
In the long-running bankruptcy saga of once global leading PV manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings its major overseas sales operations, Suntech Power International (SPI) based in Switzerland has ended the moratorium phase of insolvency proceedings.
The EU Trade Commission has told PV Tech that it will not be pursuing the dossier of evidence presented to it by EU ProSun and SolarWorld that purported to show breaches of the EU-China price undertaking.
EDF and E.ON, two of the largest offshore wind project developers in the UK have backed the department of energy and climate change’s (DECC) plans to cut support for large-scale solar under the renewable obligation (RO) scheme.
Work to install a 29.2kWp rooftop PV system has been completed at German football club Bayern Munich’s training facility, installed by Chinese company Yingli Green.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron has stated that solar “has the potential to play a valuable part of the UK’s renewable energy mix”, in a written response to calls from more than 150 businesses to support Britain’s solar industry.
German polysilicon manufacturer Wacker has confirmed that it will not be impacted by the latest tightening of trade rules by China.