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Tier-one PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS’ PV module shipments have increased 12.2% quarter-over-quarter, driven by shipments to the US, which accounted for 37% of total shipments by revenue in the second quarter.
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing to cut the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87%.
The recent global stock market sell-offs, including US majors NYSE and NASDAQ, are having repercussions for both SunEdison and its US-centric yieldco, TerraForm, according to Baird Equity Research analyst, Ben Kallo.
Until clean energy is properly valued in the US, legislation-based storage procurement mandates and solar incentives such as the ITC will remain necessary to support low-carbon technologies like solar and solar-plus-storage, a prominent energy storage industry figure has said.
Indian solar market observers have downplayed the likely impact of a World Trade Organization ruling against local content policies in the country’s flagship solar programme.
Regulators in Nevada and Colorado have separately issued rulings that will throw a lifeline to the states’ respective solar net metering programmes.
Valley Electric Association (VEA), a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative, has announced plans to begin construction on a 15MW solar energy generation project in Pahrump, Nevada.
Solar power developer and operator Principal Solar, Inc. (PSI) has agreed to a deal to co-develop its first major solar project with partners from Entropy Investment Management.
E.ON Solar, a subsidiary of energy solutions provider E.ON SE, announced that the 20MW Maricopa West solar project has entered into its construction phase.
Brazil’s largest solar panel manufacturing facility will be inaugurated on Friday (28 August) by manufacturer Globo Brazil, providing a major boost towards financing domestic PV projects.
Germany-based PV developer IBC Solar is planning to complete 80MW of solar projects in its home country this year.
Lobbyists protecting fossil fuel industry interests including the Koch brothers have been criticised openly by Barack Obama this week for “standing in the way of the future” by attempting to hamper the progress of renewables.
An alliance of 100 organisations has written to UK Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to support small-scale renewables ahead of a forthcoming comprehensive review of the country’s feed-in tariff regime.
News in brief from the PV Tech Storage site: Australia gets its largest battery storage system to date, Tesla man persuaded to go back to Sonnenbatterie and Gildemeister installs PV-linked flow battery systems in Czech Republic.
Salt Lake City-based renewable energy developer sPower has reshuffled its senior management team, bringing in two new faces with another set to leave the firm.