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United Photovoltaics Group is close to signing a deal with China Financial Leasing Company (Sinolease) to provide at least US$1.6 billion in PV project funding.
The price gap between monocrystalline silicon modules and multicrystalline is closing as rooftop markets continue to expand, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend.
The International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) will begin a programme of standardisation for redox flow batteries – which can be used for large-scale energy storage applications – following discussions which were initiated in Japan in October 2013.
Liquidators for LDK Solar, Zolfo Cooper have requested the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to change its decision to de-list its American depositary shares (ADS).
The IPCC has said solar has the largest technical feasibility in mitigating harmful climate change from electricity production “by a large magnitude”.
The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) said it would collaborate with Solar PV Consulting to study the entire PV supply chain in an effort to reduce wastage after estimates project annual inefficiencies could cost the industry as much as US$1 billion by 2018.
Tenaska Solar Ventures has opted to use only conventional PV modules at its planned 150MW PV power plant in Imperial Valley, California cancelling plans to use Soitec’s concentrated PV (CPV) technology for part of the original project.
In contradiction to its nearest rivals, JA Solar has revised upwards its first quarter 2014 shipments that the company said was based on “solid execution”, compared to recent downward shipment revisions by both Yingli Green and Trina Solar.
PV module stringer specialist, teamtechnik said it had reduced cell-to-cell soldering cycle-times to below 2.25 second, boosting overall throughput of its single-track TT1600 stringer system to an annual output of 45MWp, inline with dual stringer systems, according to the company.
In response to the latest instalment from the fifth report of the Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), US Secretary of State John Kerry has said current low carbon energy technology must be used to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer, Trina Solar has significantly reduced module shipment guidance for the first quarter of 2014, due to weakness in orders from the EU because of a pending price adjustment being ratified by EU and Chinese authorities as part of an anti-dumping agreement.
Leading PV Manufacturer, Yingli Green has said that delays in obtaining construction approvals for PV projects planned in Algeria were behind the need to lower first quarter 2014 module shipment guidance.
Suntech Power Holdings liquidators have brokered a deal with Wuxi Suntech, operated by Shunfeng for former owner to act as intermediaries for the sale of modules in the US and Europe.
Market research firm IHS has disclosed the top 10 PV inverter suppliers for 2013, which highlights the continuing market share gains by Asian-based suppliers at the expense of European rivals.
Panasonic Corporation has achieved a record conversion efficiency of 25.6% on a commercial sized (143.7 cm²) monocrystalline-based ‘HIT’ solar cell.