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Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has uncovered no unsafe modules in more than 13,000 tests, despite media reports that the market was inundated with “cheap and dodgy” panels.
The largest US solar PV installer SolarCity has created a new US$750 million financial fund with US$300 million of capital from Google.
Tier-1 PV module manufacturer, REC Solar is planning to spend around US$50 million on production upgrades and expansions in 2015 with an extra 300MW of module assembly capacity via two new lines.
Integrated PV module manufacturer REC Solar has secured supply agreements to US installers in 2015 that account for over 50% of its expanded manufacturing capacity.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) SunPower reported strong fourth quarter 2014 and full-year financial results.
First Solar and SunPower have issued a brief statement saying that they are in advanced negotiations to form a joint financial yield-co vehicle to contribute PV power plants projects from their existing portfolio of assets.
A new PV market report by Paula Mints of SPV Market Research in collaboration with IDTechEx paints a picture of much lower PV module shipments in 2014 than any other analysis.
Australia’s environment minister Greg Hunt has ordered an inquiry into the quality of solar system installations.
Another phase of a 400MW Texas photovoltaic plant, constructed by a partnership between developer OCI Solar and local utility CPS Energy, has been completed, bringing 5.5MW onto the grid in San Antonio.
LDK Solar’s chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings as well as the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US have been concluded with the majority of bondholders agreeing to a complex debt for stock swap and a convertible debt scheme due in 2018.
Despite construction of its first 1GW integrated PV module assembly plant being slowed due to heavy snow falls in Buffalo, New York State, SolarCity said when releasing record full-year results that it expects tool install to begin in early 2016.
Hanergy Thin Film Power (HTF) has revealed for the first time the planned thin-film product supply deals signed with Hanergy Group through 2017 for its downstream project business plans.
The market for decentralised renewable energy in India could grow 70% annually to be worth more than US$150 million by 2018, while around five million residential solar systems are predicted to be sold in the country between last year and 2018, according to a new report.
US installer and leasing company SolarCity appears to be stepping up its move towards vertical integration, with reports emerging that the company has leased a factory formerly occupied by Solyndra.
Total shipments of PV modules in Japan for the third quarter of the 2014 Japanese financial year stood at 2.46GW, representing a 4% fall from the previous quarter, according to new figures from the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).