New firm, S4 Solar do Brasil has said it has teamed with equipment suppliers, Meyer Burger, Confirmware and Jinchen Machinery Co to provide a 100MW automated c-Si PV module assembly plant at a cost of around R$30 million (US$13.2 million).
India’s Ministry of Finance is to announce a final decision on anti-dumping duties for solar imports tomorrow.
Finland-based industrial automation specialist, Cencorp is selling some of its operations and shifting conductive back sheet (CBS) production from its plant in Beijing, China to Mikkeli, Finland and closing the plant.
A 10MW PV plant in Ontario, Canada, has been sold to independent power producer BluEarth Renewables by Canadian Solar.
EDF and E.ON, two of the largest offshore wind project developers in the UK have backed the department of energy and climate change’s (DECC) plans to cut support for large-scale solar under the renewable obligation (RO) scheme.
TÜV SÜD has developed a certificate for renewable energy storage systems, which the testing house claims will “provide reliable information on the safety, performance and service life of stationary energy storage systems”.
Any trade settlement should require Chinese modules imported to the US to be physically traceable, according to a lawyer representing SolarWorld in the US trade case.
Having secured its first ‘Levitrack’ ALD system order from a major Taiwanese solar cell producer in March, 2014, Netherlands-based Levitech BV has secured another Taiwan-based producer as a customer.
China-based tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer, JA Solar expects the next phase of its manufacturing expansions to be in 2015 that are expected to include new facilities in either the US or Southeast Asia.
Major tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer JA Solar reported second quarter financial results within guidance but raised full-year shipment guidance on the back of stronger than expected demand in China.
Sub-Saharan Africa is emerging as one of the most exciting new markets for renewable energy technologies such as onshore wind, small-scale and utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) and geothermal power, according to research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF, New York City).
BNEF’s latest analysis suggests that 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity (excluding large hydro-electric projects) will be commissioned in the region in 2014. That is still small by world standards, but it is more than the amount that came online in the entire 2000-13 period.
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China) on August 20th, 2014 announced its unaudited financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014.
The company’s total shipments were 681.8 megawatts (MW), an increase of 47.0% year-over-year, +6.8% sequentially. Shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules increased by 75.6% y/y, +14.9% sequentially, and reached 445.8 MW. Shipments of solar cells were 236.0 MW, an increase by 12.5% y/y and a decrease of 5.7% sequentially.
Solar industry and the wider economy are pinning high hopes on the new Indian government that assumed power in May of this year. While the first positive steps toward changes in energy supply are already being seen, the fundamental stance of the new administration and the Indian solar market will form one of the key topics at Intersolar India 2014.
From November 18th to 20th, 2014 around 200 exhibitors will showcase the entire solar industry value chain covering photovoltaics (PV), PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies.
Three new North Carolina utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with a total generating capacity of 18.2 MW have begun producing solar power in August 2014, Strata Solar, LLC (Chapel Hill, N.C., US) reports.
The three new PV arrays will provide electricity for 2,300 homes for one year. The farms, located in Laurinburg, Clarkton, and Spring Hope, are home to 60,436 solar panels and are projected to produce 30 million kilowatt hours of solar power annually.
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai, China)" on Augsut 20th, 2014 announced that it will supply 40 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to 8i S.A., a solar development company, for a PV project in Chile.
8i will be the owner, developer and EPC for this project.
ReneSola Ltd (Jiashan, China) on Augsut 20th, 2014 announced it will provide 5.4 megawatts (MW) in solar modules to Welspun Energy Pvt. Ltd., a New Delhi-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, for a utility-scale project in India.
GT Advanced Technologies Inc., (Merrimack, N.H., US) on August 19th, 2014 announced that solar photovoltaic (PV) modules incorporating its new “Merlin” metallization and interconnect technology have successfully met the requirements of several important PV industry certification standards, including IEC 61215, IEC 61730-1 and -2, as well as UL1703.
Eco Energy World (London, UK) has enjoyed a summer surge in energy production after connecting five solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined output of 70MW to the grid in quick succession.
The solar PV plants situated in Essex, Devon and Wiltshire, all began operating in the past few weeks, the company announced. The solar PV plants range in size from 9MW to 15MW and will generate enough solar power to supply approximately 22,000 homes each year.
Solectria Renewables LLC (Lawrence, MA) a leading U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer, on August 19th, 2014 announced that it will supply 69 SGI 500XTM's to Entropy Solar Integrators for seven projects in North Carolina.
These PV projects are part of a portfolio being built by Entropy Solar Integrators (Charlotte, NC) and financed through affiliates of Entropy Investment Management.
SunPower Corp. (San Jose, California, U.S.) has launched “SunPower Choice“, a new pilot leasing program to help residential customers in Melbourne, Australia, finance a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for no money down.
As part of the program, SunPower will install its high efficiency solar panels for qualified Melbourne homeowners, providing reliable, clean electricity at a predetermined and cost-competitive monthly rate for 25 years, the company announces.