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Yieldco Foresight Group has purchased a large-scale UK solar farm from the Chinese tier-one PV module manufacturer Renesola, with Foresight claiming that its UK solar portfolio now exceeds 400MW of generation assets.
Solar Frontier, the vertically integrated thin-film PV manufacturer and project developer headquartered in Japan, has opened an office in London aimed at steering its activities in the currently buoyant UK market.
In less than a week, more than 180,000 Spanish citizens have signed a petition against plans for a new ‘sun tax’ on use of batteries for residential self-consumption of solar energy in Spain.
French PV developers Solairedirect and ENGIE are to merge after ENGIE acquired a 95% stake in its compatriot firm.
Insolvent Germany-based PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has teamed with technical service and support firm, Suncycle to provide a repair programme for its previously reported junction box failures that could potentially cause fires.
Subsidies earmarked for solar could be cut as the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) battles to keep Levy Control Framework (LCF) spending under control, a new report issued by market intelligence firm Cornwall Energy has claimed.
Inverter manufacturer Ingeteam has increased its installed presence in the UK with the completion of one of the largest projects in the country.
Solar inverter manufacturer SMA has inaugurated a test centre for diesel-PV hybrid energy systems at the company’s German headquarters.
French semiconductor specialist Soitec claims to have achieved a 38.9% conversion efficiency in a module incorporating one of its high-efficiency four-junction concentrator PV (CPV) cells.
Retroactive changes to Italy’s feed-in tariff (FiT) have been referred to the country’s constitutional court as the case against the government advances.
Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE and France’s CEA have joined forces to create a ‘virtual lab’ through which the two research centres will collaborate on developing high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells.
Joe Warren, managing director at UK energy storage start-up Powervault, says there is enough room in the market for multiple storage manufacturers as his company looks set to do battle with Tesla to win over British households.
UK energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd has said the new Conservative government “does not want large-scale solar” as MPs clashed over the recent decision to bring a premature end to onshore wind subsidies.
Private infrastructure fund F2i SGR is set to acquire 56.4MW of PV plants mainly in Sicily from CogiPower Spa, an arm of renewables firm Cogip.
The UK solar industry connected 2.53GW of new solar capacity to the grid in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures obtained by Solar Intelligence.