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South Africa has been rated the most attractive emerging PV market in a quarterly report for global information company, IHS.
Deutsche Bank has said in an investor note that its PV demand estimate of 12GW for China is at the bottom end of its projections for the country in 2014.
The US solar industry has welcomed the support of President Obama in Tuesday’s State of the Union (SOTU) address.
SunPower has secured a US$220 million loan from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAMerrill) to support its next wave of residential solar lease projects in the US.
Taiwan-based market research firm, TrendForce said that solar cell manufacturers in Taiwan primarily met the US International Trade Commission (ITC) criteria as used in the original case with Chinese cell and module manufacturers.
Yingli Green and Trina Solar extended their share of the global PV module market to 15% in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the latest report from analysts NPD Solarbuzz.
Canadian Solar has been selected to power four photovoltaic (PV) plants by Belectric with a total capacity of 7.8MW in San Bernardino County, California.
New figures highlight the contrasting fortunes of the solar energy sector in Germany and the US.
Bankrupt Suntech Power Holdings has appointed its former corporate finance and treasury director, Deyong He, as acting chief financial officer and the fourth member of its board of directors.
Trina Solar’s ‘Trinasmart’ PV module using Tigo Energy’s optimizer technology has been deployed for the first time in the US.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to SolarWorld Industries Americas request to investigate anti-dumping (AD) and anti-subsidy ‘loop-hole’ claims over imported PV products including solar cells used in Chinese modules supplied from Taiwan.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has said that preliminary estimates indicate that the PV industry end demand reached as high as 39GW in 2013, up 28% from 2012 and driven by massive growth in China, Japan and the US in particular.
Chinese PV manufacturer, ReneSola has announced the opening of a new office in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sharp Corporation is planning to stop PV module assembly production at its plant in Memphis, Tennessee by the end of March 2014, according to reports citing company officials.
The current darling of the US investment community related to the PV industry, JinkoSolar has accumulated at total of US$272.1 million in its latest round of ADS share offerings.
Silicon (a-Si) thin-film manufacturer, Masdar PV is to supply the modules for a 6MW IRENA/ADFD funded project in Sierra Leone.
US-based investment bank, ROTH Capital Partners cleantech analysts have raised their 2014 market forecast for the PV industry.
Major solar manufacturer, Canadian Solar, has received a 91% efficiency PV US test condition (PTC) rating for two of its modules.
Leading PV manufacturer Yingli Solar has received government approval to build solar projects in overseas markets.
JA Solar and Powerway have formed a joint venture to establish a PV module assembly plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with an initial nameplate capacity of 150MW.
Komax Group said that new order intake increased by 28% to CHF368.3 million in 2013, including an improved order intake for its PV arm, Komax Solar.
UK-based solar energy generator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, has used what is thought to be the first mobile PV testing laboratory in the world on its recently acquired 5MW power plant in Cornwall, England.
DuPont microcircuit materials has said that its ‘Solamet’ PV18x series metallisation pastes have been instrumental in raising REC Solar’s multicrystalline modules’ peak power performance (Pmax(Wp)) to new record levels.
Aside from traditional solar PV module manufacturing product warranties JA Solar in collaboration with Solar Insurance and Finance (Solarif) is offering customers solar project insurance.
India-based PV module manufacturer and project developer, Moser Baer Solar, has said shipments and sales to Japan have reached a new record in 2013.
China has slapped fresh duties on to imports of solar grade polysilicon produced in the US and South Korea, applicable for five years.
Bosch is to pay SolarWorld €130 million to take its German solar operations off its hands, according to a report.
France’s President Francois Hollande has called for an ‘Airbus’ style model of collaboration for the European solar industry.
China-based manufacturer ReneSola has supplied PV modules for construction company, Isolux Corsan’s 31.7MW UK project.
The first R&D project that took three years to complete as part of the German Photovoltaics Innovation Alliance has reported a world record for a PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) solar module of 306 watts (60-cell format) and verified by TÜV Rheinland.
SolarWorld’s chairman and chief executive, Frank Asbeck, has sold five tranches of shares in the company in the last week, taking his shareholding to 19.72%, according to financial filings.
A bond issue and share offering is likely to net JinkoSolar more than US$200 million.
Hanwha SolarOne intends to partner with a Chinese state-owned utility and investment firm, HuiTianRan Investment Holding Group, to develop 700MW of PV projects in the country.
Japanese PV wholesaler, XSOL and Yingli Green have signed a PV module distribution agreement.
SolarWorld has received court approval for its ongoing restructuring process, the final administrative hurdle to its reorganisation.
US module manufacturer Suniva has secured a 1.1MW order from Mexico and hailed the potential opportunity for American firms south of the border.
Time is running out for the struggling solar module manufacturer aleo solar, with Bosch only providing financial support for its subsidiary through to the end of March 2014.
A long running saga between China Development Bank, LDK Solar and its EPC subsidiary in the US, SPI Solar, over withheld project finance agreements due to LDK Solar’s distressed financial situation has been resolved.
JinkoSolar has acquired the manufacturing assets of the struggling Topoint group of companies.
The Chinese government’s list of approved solar manufacturers, which threatened to leave three quarters of the country’s operators in the wilderness, will not spill over into the global PV market, according to industry analysts IHS.
Hanwha Q CELLS has provided greater transparency over previously announced plans to add an additional solar cell production line to meet growing demand.
Panasonic has launched the ‘HIT-N245’ and ‘HIT-N240’ PV modules into the European market as part of its drive to re-establish both a key position amongst leading manufacturers and regain share in the European market.
In what has become a mass exodus of senior executives from bankrupt Suntech Power Holdings, the company has announced the resignation of its interim CEO, Weiping Zhou.
German solar manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne, has agreed to supply 20.5MW of PV modules to German solar developer ib vogt for a solar farm in Hampshire, UK
Welspun Energy has signed a memorandum of understand with India’s Punjab government to develop a 150MW solar project.
The US government has officially opened an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into Chinese solar products imported into the US.
Canadian Solar has secured a PV module supply deal with US-based EPC firm, National Renewable Energy Corporation (NARENCO).
Hanwha SolarOne has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to supply 50MW of its modules to US-based third-party finance and residential rooftop installer, OneRoof Energy, as the company plans to expand operations.
In a new detailed report by Deutsche Bank’s US-based solar industry analysts, the PV industry is said to be heading into its “second gold rush” with a base demand of 46GW in 2014, topped by an expected 56GW of demand in 2015.
Polysilicon and wafer supplier, GCL Poly has grid connected a 100MW solar power plant in the Qingyang Desert in China’s Ningxia region.