Aurora obtains R&D grant from Canadian government

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a CAD$380,000 R&D grant from Canadian National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).

Aurora Solar developing enhanced inline quality control system

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) said it was collaborating with several leading PV manufacturers in Asia to develop and test an enhanced version of its Veritas visualization software and quality control systems.

Movers & Shakers: Azuri Technologies, ABB, IBC Solar, Solar Alliance Energy

The theme of this week's Movers & Shakers is international expansion. PAYG off-grid solar provider Azuri Technologies is strengthening its leadership team to target West Africa, while Vancouver, Canada-based Solar Alliance Energy targets US assets and expands its sales team to accommodate for this. ABB appoints new regional heads to ensure direct market contact with Europe and the AMEA region.

Movers & Shakers: Vivint Solar, ABB, Manz AG, SMA Inovateus Solar and More

This week's Movers & Shakers focuses on big career moves in Germany, India and the US. SMA Americas plans a major push into the US market, the International Solar Alliance welcomes a new interim director and India's Hartek Group takes on BHEL's Jeet Chhatwal to develop innovative automated systems and procedures for day-to-day activities which further improve productivity and bring more efficiency.

Canada MoU with Pakistani province for 1GW of solar

A Canadian government entity has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Pakistani province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to cooperate on up to 1GW of solar energy projects in the region.

Canadian Solar sells 60MW of utility-scale PV plants

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has completed another project sale, this time of the outstanding shares of three utility-scale solar farming holding companies in Canada, totalling 59.8MW.

Brookfield proposes takeover of SunEdison yieldcos

Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management has proposed a takeover of TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global – either by buying out 100% of the company for cash, or purchasing its existing Class A and Class B shares and replacing SunEdison as sponsor.