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Chinese firm ReneSola is to develop a 13MW PV project in Dorset, southern England.
A research project aimed at validating technologies for the “industrial scale” storage and dispatch of solar generated electricity in Switzerland has received CHF2 million (US$2.17 million) in funding from a local government agency.
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.
German PV system integrator, Phoenix Solar, has reported a massive 81% drop in revenues in the first half of 2014.
The UK is now the world’s fifth largest utility-scale solar market, according to figures published by Wiki-Solar.
Greek solar panel manufacturer, Recom is to start module production in Europe.
SolarWorld plans to power up unused production capacity later this year but still expects to miss its annual revenue target.
Switzerland’s Meyer Burger has confirmed the beginnings of a recovery for PV equipment manufacturers after posting encouraging first-half results.
The UK has reached 5GW of installed PV capacity, making it “the most important solar PV market in Europe”, at least during this year, according to the latest findings from analysis firm NPD Solarbuzz.
Hanwha Q CELLS has completed its first project in Portugal as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor.
Chinese manufacturer, ReneSola, is to supply 22MW of its modules to two solar projects in the UK.
German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar has cited weak demand in Europe for losses sustained in the first half of 2014, but said it anticipates a rebound as international demand picks up.
Germany headquartered Hanwha Q CELLS has revealed plans to expand production capacity to over 1.5GW by the end of the year.
PV module manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has successfully supplied 2MW of its modules to the recently completed Ozkoyuncu Solar Enerji power plant in the Turkish province of Kayseri, Cappadocia.
Struggling inverter manufacturer SMA has purchased Phoenix Solar’s European operations and maintenance business.
Insolvent project developer Solarstrom has sold the last three projects in its German portfolio.
American solar developer SPI Solar has joined forces with German renewable energy company Wircon to develop solar projects across the UK.
Four UK solar developers have launched a legal challenge to the government’s withdrawal of support for large-scale solar under its renewable obligation (RO) scheme.
Major polysilicon producer, Wacker Chemie, reported an increase in polysilicon shipments in the second quarter of 2014, due to increased demand that is expected to continue through the second half of the year.
Predictions that Germany will lose its place as Europe’s largest PV market this year appear to be playing out, with the country registering just over 1GW of new capacity in the first half of 2014.
Yingli Green Energy International AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy, has reached a deal with independent energy company AMB Energia Wytwarzanie - a subsidiary of AMB Energia S.A. - to co-develop 30MW of PV installations in Poland.
The French government has confirmed that its new 400MW PV procurement round will be launched in September.
Portuguese firm Martifer Solar has managed to complete an 8MW PV plant in Ukraine amid the ongoing political turmoil in the eastern European country.
Photovoltaic generation systems in Germany are “significantly” more profitable than onshore wind installations, new research by Fraunhofer ISE has concluded.
Chinese module maker CSUN has signed a deal with UK importer CPH Solar for its Turkish made panels.
Solar and onshore wind will compete for a share of US$85 million a year under the new contracts for difference (CfDs) scheme, according to a document published by the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Italy’s Enel Green Power has confirmed it is to take full ownership of the 3Sun thin-film joint venture it originally created with Sharp and STMicroelectronics.
Renewable energy infrastructure operator Ellomay Capital Ltd., has reached a deal to acquire three PV plants worth a total capacity of 5.6MW.
Changes to Germany’s EEG energy policies and the introduction of new renewable energy auctions in the UK have won state aid approval from the EU.
The UK subsidiary of insolvent German distributor Wagner & Co has bought out its German-held stake and re-launched as an independent entity.
Microinverter firm Enphase Energy and Energy France Installation (EFI) have signed a 1,500 rooftop deal that could be an indicator of things to come in France as new regulations come into force.
3W Power the holding company of PV inverter supplier, AEG Power Solutions Group is issuing new shares to raise around €4 million to improve its financial position.
The founder of Helios Technology has bought two cell production lines from the company for his new firm Megacell.
PV module manufacturer, SolarWorld, has received shareholder approval to raise additional capital.
Renewable energy project developer, Grupotec Renewables, has secured a project pipeline of 200MW in the UK.
The fate of the UK’s PV market over the next five years is likely to be determined to a large extent by a budget announcement which is expected by October, according to the latest report from analysis firm NPD Solarbuzz.