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China-based PV manufacturer and the largest PV system integrator, TBEA SunOasis has signed a number of new framework agreements in China totalling 1.27GW.
Shipments of PV modules for use in large-scale projects in Japan rose by 45% in the first quarter of the 2014 Japanese financial year, according to figures released this morning.
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.
A Kyocera joint venture (JV) is preparing to build a 2.9MW PV power station in Japan that floats on water, claimed to be the largest such plant in the world to date.
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).
Fluor Corporation, has announced the completion of a 170MW solar plant.
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.
Tracking solutions company Array Technologies (ATI) has reached a deal with PV EPC company Rosendin Electric that will see ATI supply a 24MW DuraTrack HZ solar tracking system to Lancaster, California.
PV technology manufacturer SunEdison and its affiliate TerraForm Power, have completed and connected two PV projects in California.
A deal struck between the US-based ACO Investment Group and the Burma Ministry of Electric Power will help kickstart the development of the first-ever PV energy project in Burma’s Mandalay region.
Utilities must rise to the “challenge” of increasing renewable energy deployment, while disruptive threats posed to utility companies by distributed generation and renewables should be kept to a minimum, according to top names at the International Energy Agency (IEA).
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.
United PV has sold a 70% stake in its cell unit to concentrate on its PV project business.
Swiss-based full-service project developer and EPC, TRITEC Project Engineering and China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar are to collaborate on 600MW of international PV projects over the next three years.