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Taiwanese cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has become the latest solar firm to reveal plans for a yieldco vehicle to support a move into downstream PV project activity.
A conference on climate change and business has been punctuated by a sharp exchange of views between Tony Hayward, chairman of mining giant Glencore Xstrata, and solar industry executives, according to reports.
Chinese state-owned solar developer United PV has hinted that it would intervene should Yingli’s financial woes escalate.
Southern Power, a subsidiary of the utility Southern Company, has acquired the 103MW Butler solar facility in Georgia from renewable energy company Community Energy.
Tier-one module manufacturer Trina Solar has said it expects China to hit its 17.8GW install target for 2015.
Looking to set its renewable-energy sights higher, the Indian state of Maharashtra’s government could potentially raise its target for renewable-source capacity from 14,400MW to 25,000MW.
Renewable energy development company SunEdison has received contracts to build 33MW of DC rooftop solar with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the utility’s most recent round of solar procurement.
A consortium led by ACWA Power, including Spanish engineering and technology company Sener, has achieved financial close of the 200MW NOORo II and 150MW NOORo III concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Morocco.
Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of the utility Southern Company, has launched its 2015/16 Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) Distributed Generation (DG) programme, soliciting DG projects of varying size up to 100MW.
Downstream solar firm Conergy is to purchase inverters from Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow under a newly announced partnership between the two companies.
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems (TMEIC) announced that it has reached orders and shipments of approximately 3GW and 2.5GW, respectively, in utility scale PV inverters in FY2014.
The UK’s newly reinstated environment secretary, Elizabeth Truss, has once again claimed that solar farms are in opposition to agricultural practices, according to an interview with a local newspaper in her constituency.
Authorities in Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, have been ordered to finance a US$16 million solar system as a penalty for failing to curb air pollution from a city landfill site.
India is set to double its annual installed capacity with a forecast of more than 2GW to be installed this year, up from 1GW in 2014, according to the latest quarterly ‘India Solar Market Update’ from Mercom Capital Group.
A new piece of legislation has been proposed that would help extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for both residential and commercial solar projects in the US.