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Tier-one PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar has signed a five-year strategic financing agreement worth RMB3bn (US$479m) with China Minsheng Bank (CMBC).
Vivint Solar, in announcing its fourth quarter financial results, has claimed that the company’s cost per watt for installing and producing residential solar electricity fell by 30% during 2014.
UK-based thin-film start-up, Oxford Photovoltaics, has secured at least a further £8 million (US$12.1 million) in venture capital funding to further plans to commercialise its blend of perovskite materials under a licensing model.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) Canadian Solar has finally announced plans to initiate its first global yield co financial structure, which could be floated on a US stock exchange as early as the fourth quarter of 2015.
PV project developer and EPC firm, Solar Power, Inc (SPI Solar) has secured a credit line of over US$1.6 billion from China Minsheng Bank, China Construction Bank and Suzhou Bank.
Developer Lightsource Renewable Energy and fund manager Octopus Investments have completed the refinancing of 76.4MW of UK solar farms.
Major PV energy provider, Canadian Solar, has reported record revenue and shipments for 2014.
PV project developer Solairedirect is planning an IPO on the Euronext Paris stock exchange during the first half of 2015 as it plans to develop and retain more projects across multiple international markets.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar said in its full-year earnings call that it would be preparing to spin-off its downstream PV project business via an IPO and stage in the future.
Major tier-1 PV module manufacturer ReneSola reported full-year module shipments above revised guidance at 1,970.3MW, up 14% from the prior year.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has reported record shipments in 2014, topping the high end of revised guidance to 3.66GW, a 41.9% increase over the previous year.
Insolvent PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik is to postpone the release of its 2014 financial results.
US PV installer RGS Energy has been forced to instigate further restructuring reforms in response to reporting continued losses in the fourth quarter of 2014.
US aid agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation is supporting a drive by the government of Benin to increase access to off-grid power in the West African country.
India and the UK are respectively the highest profile winners and losers in the latest ranking of countries’ appeal to renewable energy investors published by consultancy Ernst & Young Global.