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Manufacturer Yingli Solar’s subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain, has agreed to supply 31.6MW of modules to Spanish developer, Gestamp Solar
Module manufacturer CSUN has called the three-busbar patent infringement claim by Kyocera against Hanwha QCELLS a “crisis signal”.
Lawyers representing China’s government have asked the US Department of Commerce (DoC) for more time to propose a deal in the ongoing solar trade dispute between the two countries.
Chinese manufacturer, ReneSola, is to supply 22MW of its modules to two solar projects in the UK.
India’s Minister of State for Commerce and Industry has proposed anti-dumping duties charged to foreign solar imports could be reimbursed to developers.
Leading US installer SolarCity has revealed more details of its cost cutting plans in the run up to the reduction in the Investment Tax Credit from 30 to 10% in 2017.
SunEdison posted a US$0.12 earnings per share (EPS) profit in the second quarter of 2014 as the company’s projects business enjoyed strong growth.
India’s railway minister, Shri Manoj Sinha, has revealed that 8.8MW of solar is to be installed at railway sites across the country.
Preliminary trade duties imposed by the US on Chinese and Taiwanese solar products have forced the price of Chinese modules in the US up by an average 9%, according to GTM Research.
Germany headquartered Hanwha Q CELLS has revealed plans to expand production capacity to over 1.5GW by the end of the year.
Solarworld should trade litigation for negotiation and provide more details of what it wants from a trade settlement with Chinese manufacturers, the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has said.
The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has expressed surprise after being publicly criticised by Solarworld for its response to the ongoing US-China solar trade spat.
US thin-film manufacturer, First Solar is to build a 45MW solar power plant in the state of Telangana, India.
First Solar announced lower than expected revenue and profit for Q2 on the back of project delays. The company also revealed a decision on a yield co would be made before Q3 results were announced.
Solar Frontier has announced its second quarter financial results, reporting a year-on-year improvement in ordinary profit and reduction in production costs, while parent company Showa Shell has approved a plan for the two entities to split.
Solar project costs would inflate by as much as 75% if anti-dumping duties are introduced, according to the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Jinko Solar is on the brink of opening a 120MW PV module factory in Cape Town, according to South Africa’s minister for trade and industry Rob Davies.
Singyes Solar and GCL New Energy have signed a cooperation agreement that will see at least 500MW projects in 2015 alone.
The Taiwanese government is to intervene on behalf of solar manufacturers hit by the US government’s latest solar trade duties.
Major PVEP SunPower will remain capacity constrained through 2015 and rely on only a 350MW new fab in the Philippines through 2016, before starting the construction of a giga-fab in 2017.
A new report analysing water scarcity in the power sector identifies PV as a major solution for avoiding water-related conflict.
China-based PV manufacturer and project developer, Hareon Solar Technology Corp has signed a major project development framework agreement with Swiss-based PV developer, ILB Helios.
National renewable energy auction organisers in Brazil have said a local content requirement for solar is to be announced within the next fortnight.
Major PV energy provider, SunPower, could announce today plans to expand PV production by as much as 750MW, according to a research note by Deutsche Bank equity analyst, Vishal Shah ahead of SunPower’s second quarter earnings call.
PV manufacturer Kyocera has identified a slowdown in its Japanese solar business as one of the factors behind a fall in income in the first quarter of 2014.
The northern province of India, Uttar Pradesh, is calling for bids to develop 300MW of solar capacity.
The upcoming national renewable energy auction in Brazil has attracted 400 applications for PV plant development.
The new South African subsidiary of module maker Suntech could include local manufacturing, according to the company.
Solar manufacturer and developer, SunPower has begun construction of a 135MW solar power plant.
Mission Solar Energy, formerly known as Nexolon America, a joint venture with Korean-owned OCI Solar Power and partner of Texas-based CPS Energy has started PV module production in June and expects N-type monocrystalline solar cell production to start in the early part of the third quarter of 2014.
Solar farm developer, SPCG and PV module manufacturer, Kyocera have completed and commissioned the last of 35 solar power plants in Thailand.
Chinese module maker CSUN has signed a deal with UK importer CPH Solar for its Turkish made panels.
A new mooted global PV industry association could help to dissolve increasing trade friction, the president of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has said.
PV manufacturer SolarWorld has reported higher than expected PV module shipments in key overseas markets of the US, UK and France in its preliminary first-half 2014 financial results.
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has set preliminary anti-dumping (AD) duties on Taiwanese producers of PV modules and solar cells, the first time Taiwan-based producers have been affected by such proceedings.
US thin-film maker First Solar is targeting the annual installation of 100MW of its panels in Japan through a deal with domestic distributor XSOL.
All the reaction to the latest twist in the US-China solar trade dispute.
China’s Ministry of Commerce has called the latest US solar trade duties an “abuse” of the system and urged Washington to overturn the decision.
The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has announced preliminary antidumping duties of up to 165% on panels partially manufactured in China.
A project to build 65MW of solar power generation in Uruguay has successfully reached financial close.
SolarCity has confirmed details of a new US$201.5 million financing round secured against the revenues from a pool of smaller PV systems.
PV energy provider, SunEdison, has acquired a 156MW solar power plant in the US state of Colorado.
The domestic content requirement (DCR) for the latest batch of tenders under India’s JNNSM national solar programme is a “step backwards” and should be “short term” until anti-dumping duties are implemented.
The imposition of new trade duties on Chinese modules with components from outside the mainland will not impact US solar deployment in 2014, according to EnergyTrend.
Italy’s Enel Green Power has confirmed it is to take full ownership of the 3Sun thin-film joint venture it originally created with Sharp and STMicroelectronics.
Tier-one PV module manufacturer, REC Solar ASA has said that the US market will become increasingly important to its module sales in 2015 and beyond.
Yingli Green is to supply 108,000 of its YGE 72 cell series modules to a 32MW PV power plant project to be built next year in Okayama, Japan.
Leading PV manufacturer, Yingli Green is targeting supplying PV modules to large-scale projects in Chile, having established a new office in Santiago, Chile and headhunted industry veteran Robert Muhn from Trina Solar to serve as Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Chile.
US-based PV module manufacturer, Suniva, is to build its second production plant in Saginaw Township, Michigan, providing an additional 200MW of annual nameplate capacity.
A Pakistan PV wholesaler has told PV Tech the country’s nascent solar industry could face “total collapse” unless a tax on imported solar equipment is lifted.