TransCanada to sell 76MW PV portfolio in Ontario to Axium

TransCanada Corporation has entered into an agreement to sell its PV portfolio of eight facilities in Ontario with a total generation capacity of 76MW to Axium Infinity Solar — a subsidiary of Axium Infrastructure Canada II Limited Partnership — for $540 million.

SolarWorld Americas wants limit on solar module imports to US

SolarWorld Americas has highlighted its remedial policies to the US ITC Section 201 case that include not only a minimum import price (MIP) but a total import limit of solar cells and modules at levels around half the demand in the US in 2017.

Wircon and HEP to develop 200MW PV portfolio in US, Canada

Wircon and HEP Capital have announced a new partnership for the joint implementation of PV projects in both the US and Canada. Both companies will fund the new wave of solar projects through their recently established fund HEP-Solar Projektentwicklung VI.

JinkoSolar to supply modules to 17MW Canada solar project

JinkoSolar subsidiary JinkoSolar Canada will supply approximately 17MW of its mono PERC solar modules to a PV project in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, owned by Vancouver-based renewable energy developer, investor, and operator, Elemental Energy.

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.