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M+W Americas has bought the US subsidiary of struggling German firm Gehrlicher Solar.
Toshiba International has begun construction on a 4MW solar project on the island of St Croix with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA).
A deal to provide 23MW of PV modules has been agreed between PV manufacturer JinkoSolar and the US firms Swinerton Builders and Clenera, for use in the construction of a solar farm in Fresno, northern California.
California-based concentrated PV (CPV) manufacturer Amonix claims to have beaten a record it set earlier this year by achieving a 35.9% efficiency rate for a CPV module.
US thin-film module manufacturer First Solar and Australian PV developer and installer Ingenero have formed a partnership agreement aimed at serving the market in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN) has been awarded ‘carbon footprint’ certificates by the French engineering firm Solstyce that will allow its customers to enter the tender process for projects in France above the 250kW threshold.
PV will account for 3.6% of installed power generation globally by 2020, according to market analyst and advisor, Frost & Sullivan’s Annual Renewable Outlook 2013.
A leading venture capital firm is considering making its first investment in an early-stage solar start-up despite seeing its competitors lose hundreds of millions of dollars.
Trina Solar has said geographic diversification and pricing stabilisation helped it decrease its losses and post stronger than expected shipments in the second quarter of 2013.
Chinese solar cell producer JA Solar’s new p-type mono-crystalline silicon (‘mono-Si’) solar cells have surpassed a conversion effiency of 20%, as verified by the PV calibration laboratory at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE), Freiburg, Germany.
The minimum price per Watt imposed on Chinese PV module imports into the EU will feel much higher to installers and developers than the deal suggests, according to the Alliance for Affordable Solar Energy (AFASE).
The petition made by state-owned electricity distributor Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) to cut the rate it pays for energy from 88 solar projects by 28% has been rejected.
China-based PV manufacturer Seraphim Solar System has launched its AC Solaris and Polaris systems to the global market.
PV manufacturer Canadian Solar is to supply its modules to what will be the largest commercial PV project on the Leeward Islands of St Kitts & Nevis.
Duke Energy Renewables has acquired ‘The Sunset Resovoir’ 3.5MW solar project in San Francisco from developers Recurrent Energy.