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PV provider Scatec Solar has inked an agreement with South Africa’s Department of Energy to construct two PV plants with a combined capacity of 115MW under the second round of the nation’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement (REIPPP) programme.
China has warned that European Union plans to levy punitive duties against Chinese manufacturers would “severely impair” bilateral trade ties between the two blocs.
PV manufacturer JA Solar has set itself apart from some of its embattled Chinese rivals by repaying a US$119 million convertible note to bondholders.
The planned outsourcing of module production to Europe to avoid expected EU anti-dumping duties is expected to contribute to higher average selling prices for ReneSola during the rest of the year.
JinkoSolar has launched its PID-free all-black ‘Eagle II’ series module at SNEC, being held in Shanghai this week.
German module provider Conergy and Spanish renewable energy supplier Gamma Solutions have formed a partnership to install solar systems on nine public buildings in Spain.
Global manufacturer firm Owens Corning and energy supplier Constellation have teamed up to develop a 2.6MW solar power plant, in New York.
Chinese solar manufacturer ReneSola has opened a new office in Newhavan, UK, to establish what it said would be a long-term presence in the country.
The latest iteration of JA Solar’s ‘Cypress’ solar module was revealed during SNEC in Shanghai this week.
During SunPower’s Analyst Day, the company provided a small glimpse into its technology roadmap, highlighting that the ‘X-Series’ module platform would reach conversion efficiencies of 23% in 2015, up from 21.5% today.
Struggling LDK Solar has reported a net loss of US$1.05 billion in 2012, the starkest figure in an annual report containing volumes of negative financial figures.
Despite being sold out for the year, SunPower still expects to make a net loss on revenue guided at between US$2.6 billion and US$2.7 billion in 2013.
Suntech Power Holdings has been able to secure an extension on repayment of its US$541 million convertible note with a select group of bondholders it was previously negotiating with.
Spanish PV solar supplier firm Proinso has expanded its growing presence in Africa to South Africa.
Major PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has lowered first quarter shipment guidance and expects gross margins to be as low as 1%.
Lack of PV manufacturing expansions and a flood of used equipment on the market due to bankruptcies resulted in Spire Corporation reporting a 57% decrease in sales in the first quarter of 2013.
With PV power plant projects in the UK topping 44MW, PV energy provider (PVEP) S.A.G. Solarstrom generated sales of €55.4 million in the first quarter.
Renewable energy developer Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has dedicated the first phase of Arizona’s Mesquite solar project, expected to become one of the largest PV plants in North America.
Germany is continuing to strive for a diplomatic resolution to the European Union’s ongoing investigation into the alleged dumping of Chinese solar modules in Europe.
PV projects in Thailand as well as strong demand in select European countries saw Conergy post its highest ever first quarter shipments.
South Africa has inked agreements with the preferred bidders for nine solar projects under the second round of its national renewable energy procurement programme.
Asset management firm Armstrong’s new South East Asia Clean Energy Fund is to acquire a stake in six solar projects in Central and Northeast Thailand being developed by Symbior Solar Siam, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based energy company Symbior Energy.
Solar PV wafer production is forecast to surpass 30GW and recover to 2011 levels, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Chain Quarterly.
A report commissioned by the group lobbying for trade duties on Chinese solar products has described claims made in an earlier study that tariffs would cost the European solar industry €27.8 billion as “highly questionable”.
PV manufacturer ReneSola is to supply solar modules to three community-scale solar power projects in Vermont developed by AllEarth Renewables.
South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company is planning to install what it claims will be the nation’s largest rooftop PV power plant at its manufacturing factory in Asan, in South Chungcheong Province.
California-based low-cost solar module manufacturer Solaria Corporation has expanded its operations into the Chinese market with the construction of a series of large-scale solar projects in China.
Spanish EPC Iberdrola Ingeniería has won a contract to build a 96MW solar power plant in South Africa under the second bidding round of the country’s national renewable energy programme.
Citing unprecedented module sales bookings in the first quarter of 2013, the previously announced production ramp to 24/7 operations will result in the creation of 48 new jobs at Suniva.
Chinese PV module manufacturer, China Sunergy (CSUN) has been warned by NASDAQ that it was not in compliance with the minimum stock holder amount of US$10 million.
Having lost its line of credit from its banks, Germany-based PV supplier Sunways, majority-owned by struggling Chinese manufacturer LDK Solar, has been forced into insolvency proceedings.
Global PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy’s Chinese subsidiary has won a bid to supply 220MW of its multicrystalline modules to China Power Investment (CPI) Corporation.
PV-Tech can confirm the European Commission is planning to impose between 37.2% and 67.9% tariffs on Chinese solar module manufacturers.
Suntech Power Holdings said in a brief SEC filing that the chief human resources officer Hongkuan Jiang had resigned from the company.
Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog is to prosecute two companies trading under the names of Euro Solar and Australian Solar Panel for allegedly misleading claims about the provenance of their solar products.
Hanwha SolarOne, a PV equipment provider and part of Hanwha Group, has delivered 3MW worth of PV modules for installations at a project owned by the German city of Offenbach.
KDC Solar has completed the construction of a solar plant at New Jersey Media Group’s (NJMG) printing facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.
The Singapore subsidiary of German EPC, Phoenix Solar, has won the contract to engineer 36MW of new solar power capacity in Thailand.
European Union trade commissioner Karel De Gucht is to offer support to EU ProSun’s complaint against Chinese module manufacturers by imposing trade duties on solar imports from China, according to various media reports.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected Canada’s appeal and upheld the its own ruling that Ontario’s domestic content policy violates global trade rules.
German manufacturer SMA is to supply 114 of its Sunny Central 900CP XT inverters to what is said to be Europe’s largest thin-film PV power plant in Templin in Brandenburg, Germany.
South African EPC constructor Soventix has been contracted to build what is said to be one of the largest roof-mounted PV plants in South Africa.
Specialist encapsulant supplier STR Holdings continued to see sales slump in the first quarter of 2013, despite many module manufacturers raising production utilization rates on improved demand.
PV energy provider (PVEP), Canadian Solar expects module shipments in the first quarter of 2013 to be much higher than previously guided.
PV energy provider (PVEP) SunPower has revealed that demand exceeded its ability to supply product and services in the first quarter of this year.
SolarWorld is close to securing financial backing from a Qatari investor, its CEO Frank Asbeck has confirmed.
Switzerland’s ABB has received a $25 million order to provide electrical and control systems for one of the world’s largest PV power plants with a single-axis tracking system.
Citing improved margins against very tight capital expenditure control, PV module manufacturers are increasingly outsourcing part of their production needs, benefiting the likes of Flextronics, Jabil Circuits and JA Solar, according to a new report from IHS.
The top 20 solar PV module suppliers accounted for almost 70% of global PV shipments in Q1 2013, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Module Tracker Quarterly report.
The supplier base for PV inverters continued to fragment in 2012, with the market share of the world’s 10 largest suppliers falling by 6%, according to a report by IMS Research.