China-based integrated PV manufacturer Hareon Solar has recently signed an MOU with partners to build and operate a 160MW cell and module plant in Morocco with a total investment of around US$114 million.
Toyota’s new headquarters in Texas will source 25% of its power from an onsite PV system, while a deal brokered by an energy management firm means the facility’s remaining energy demand will be met entirely by renewable energy.
A 333MW PV plant is apparently set to be constructed by local PV company Andaltia in Lorca, Spain, requiring an investment of €400 million (US$454 million), according to the town's official website and local news outlets.
Singapore-based integrated PV module manufacturer REC Solar said total module shipments in the first quarter of 2016 reached 314MW, with the US accounting for almost 60% of shipments. REC Solar is a key supplier to leading US residential installer, SolarCity.
The North American single-axis tracker market has increased by over 100%, year-over-year, to reach US$1.2 billion in 2015, and is forecasted to grow 20% to US$1.4 billion this year – according to new analysis by IHS.
In the first quarter of 2016, the US installed 1,665MW of solar PV, with 14.5GW of installations forecast by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) for 2016 – down by 1.5GW than was previously predicted.
The solar PV project arm of Taiwan-based PV Manufacturer Neo Solar Power (NSP), General Energy Solutions (GES) is to purchase upon completion most of the planned projects being developed by China-based PV developer SPI Energy.