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PV manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN) has reported that it has regained compliance with NASDAQ rules after previously failing to file quarterly and annual reports. CSUN filed its 2014 annual report on July 20.
Swiss/Hungarian silicon thin-film equipment and technology firm Ecosolifer has been reported to be planning an 80MW module assembly plant in Brazil, using its proprietary amorphous silicon deposition technology on monocrystalline wafers produced at its plant in Csorna, Hungary.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Amtech Systems is selling the majority of its stake in subsidiary Kingstone Technology to China-based venture capital firm, Suzhou Zhuo Jing Investment Center for around US$13.6 million.
Interim findings from a major survey on PV module quality being undertaken by PV Tech have revealed an even split within the industry between those who have and have not experienced problems with module equipment.
China-based PV manufacturer has reported an 84.76% increase in revenue for the first half of 2015 on the back of strong domestic demand and a focus on overseas emerging markets.
A 3GW module shipment “milestone” announced today by Japan-headquartered thin-film firm Solar Frontier is confirmation that CIGS technology “can work” despite facing challenges during its history, according to solar market analyst Finlay Colville.
By 2020, solar PV will be “cost-competitive with retail electricity prices in a significant portion of the world”, clean technology market consulting and research firm Navigant Research has found.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply is planning to increase manufacturing capacity by a further 5GW to meet expected strong demand in 2016 and onwards, driven by China and its growing international footprint.
Singapore-based integrated PV manufacturer REC Solar, recently acquired by Elkem Bluestar, is undergoing site selection analysis for its next major capacity expansion.
Investment in solar power in India could surpass investment in coal by 2019-20, with US$35 billion already committed by global companies, according to a Deutsche Bank report.
Private equity giant KKR has taken an 80% stake in developer Gestamp Solar.
Major names including Bank of America, Citigroup, Barclays and UBS have aided Abengoa Yield to more than double its credit facility from US$125 million to US$290 million.
PV developer SunEdison and its yieldco, TerraForm Power, are to acquire US residential PV provider Vivint Solar for around US$2.2 billion.
Major renewable energy provider SunEdison is launching its second yieldco firm, TerraForm Global today as well as an US$800 million ‘Green Bond’ for the yieldco due 2022.
Deutsche Bank has reiterated its positive stance on the global and the US solar markets in a post-Intersolar North America research note.
Solar power company Hanwha Q CELLS has agreed to a new solar module agreement with residential solar company Sunrun.
As part of the second phase of its company-wide corporate reorganization, Conergy is set to relocate its North American headquarters from Denver to Miami — moving to the same city as financial firm Kawa Capital Management, which acquired the solar company over two years ago.
Taiwanese PV module company WINAICO has completed TÜV Rheinland’s IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certification tests for its 300 W monocrystalline PERC module.
Chinese module firm Yingli Solar has unveiled a new 1500V module designed for use in utility-scale PV power plants.
Public market financing of solar companies reached a record US$2.3 billion in the second quarter of 2015, bucking an overall downward trend in corporate solar funding during Q2.
Investment in green energy resources globally during the second quarter of 2015 was US$73.5 billion, down just 0.2% compared to Q2 2014 (US$73.6 billion), according to revised Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures.
PowerSecure International has been awarded US$100 million in new solar plants, including a ground-mounted project for one of the largest investor owned utilities (IOUs) in the United States.
The UK has taken third place in the league table of global utility-scale PV markets, newly published figures suggest.
The pioneering aircraft Solar Impulse will be grounded until at least the beginning of next month as engineers attempt to repair batteries damaged during the plane’s recent record-breaking trans-Pacific flight.
Shi Lei, VP of HT-SAAE, a leading dedicated monocrystalline solar cell and module producer, sees growing demand across multiple markets for high-efficiency modules and explains what is driving its sales growth.
Investment in small-scale solar during the second quarter of 2015 was up 29% on the previous year, going against a ‘lag’ in investments in clean energy globally, according to new Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures.
A report, widely cited across financial media websites by PV trade publication PV Magazine that Yingli Green had halted production due to its financial position have been refuted in an email to PV Tech from its CFO, Yiyu Wang.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar cited stronger than expected demand and high order backlog in raising its full-year revenue guidance.
Solar developer First Solar has agreed to sell power at US$0.0387/kWh, thought to be the lowest electricity price ever, from a 100MW solar plant to utility NV Energy, according to a filing with the Public utilities Commission of Nevada.
R&D expenditure in 2014 increased by almost US$100 million from the previous year to reach a new record of US$512.75 million from 12 major tier-one PV module manufacturers, PV Tech has historically tracked in its annual PV R&D spending report.
The leading dedicated solar website PV Tech and sister downstream technical journal, PV Tech Power are to carry out a major survey in cooperation with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions to assess the current state of the global photovoltaic (PV) market as it relates to quality, reliability and durability of PV modules.
Trina Solar has refuted reports that its manufacturing plans in Malaysia were opposed by government officials, but in the process revealed previously undisclosed details of the scale of its Malaysian OEM module deal.
Spanish wind power specialist Gamesa is to make its first foray into photovoltaics with the development of 10MW of solar capacity in India.
A detailed preliminary analysis of global PV manufacturing expansion plans for the first half of 2015 indicates that little if any meaningful or ‘effective’ new plans were announced by Chinese producers for China.
China-based integrated PV module manufacturer Seraphim Solar System expects to be operational with a planned 300MW annual capacity solar module assembly plant in Jackson, Mississippi in August 2015.
Leading thin-film manufacturer First Solar faces the prospect of losing a key financial supporter of its foreign exports as the possible closure of the US Export-Import Bank looms.
Yieldcos in the US are unlikely to be severely impacted by the reduction in the investment tax credit (ITC) from 30% to 10%, according to a Deutsche Bank research note.
Solar Frontier, the vertically integrated thin-film PV manufacturer and project developer headquartered in Japan, has opened an office in London aimed at steering its activities in the currently buoyant UK market.
Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft on a pioneering solar-powered navigation of the globe, has thrown off a recent run of poor luck to break several world records on its leg between Japan and Hawaii.
Leading CdTe thin-film producer First Solar has made several internal management changes, including a new US regional president and chief operating officer (COO).
PV equipment specialist SEMCO Group is to supply its latest LYTOX technology to an unidentified solar cell producer to carryout post-ion implantation damage annealing.
Integrated solar system manufacturer Andalay Solar’s Instant Connect Module can now be used with SolarEdge power optimisers, the two companies have said.
Project developer Solar Reserve has refused to be drawn on speculation about its future after it emerged at an industry event that it was looking for an investor.
Solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier is set to relaunch its residential line of PowerSets, rolling out new improvements such as a smart turbo inverter and a new monitoring portal.
Residential solar provider Sunrun has announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on a S-1 form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — falling in line with a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
Yieldco Pattern Energy has added two new PV plants in Japan — totalling 56MW — to its list of identified ‘right of first offer’ (ROFO) projects from Pattern Energy Group LP.
PV Tech will present a new international category at our sister site Solar Power Portal’s annual awards ceremony this year.
Hanergy Thin Film Power has refused to share details of parent company Hanergy’s accounts with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), according to a report by Reuters.
Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft currently on a pioneering solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe, has been forced to postpone its latest take-off due to poor weather.
A multi-trillion dollar investment surge in solar is set to play a central role in a “seismic” shift in the global electricity system between now and 2040, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.