The IPCC has said solar has the largest technical feasibility in mitigating harmful climate change from electricity production “by a large magnitude”.
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.
Struggling lower-tier a-Si thin-film producer and BIPV developer, China Solar Energy Holdings has been forced to close its a-Si thin-film manufacturing plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China after the subsidiary was forced into bankruptcy.
Croatia has an installed solar capacity of 23.8MW as of the end of March according to the Mediterranean country’s energy market operator, HROTE.
Yingli Green Energy will sell more than 300MW of solar power plants in China to United Photovoltaic Group (United PV), after the two companies signed a framework agreement.
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.
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.
Specialist equipment supplier Robert Bürkle has supplied a further two ‘Ypsator’ 1722-7 lamination lines to OEM module manufacturer, Jabil Poland.
Dubai’s state utility company has opened the tender process for 100MW solar PV generating capacity.
Major manufacturing equipment supplier, Applied Materials could be entering a new market after announcing the development and practical testing of a superconducting fault current limiter (SCFCL) system and technology being implemented at a substation owned and operated by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp in Central Hudson, New York.