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S4 Solar do Brasil establishing 100MW PV module plant

Aug 21, 2014

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 braces for anti-dumping duty decision

Aug 21, 2014

India’s Ministry of Finance is to announce a final decision on anti-dumping duties for solar imports tomorrow.

Cencorp further restructures to focus on conductive back sheet for PV modules

Aug 21, 2014

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.

Canadian Solar sells 10MW PV plant as part of US$217.2 million deal in Ontario

Aug 21, 2014

A 10MW PV plant in Ontario, Canada, has been sold to independent power producer BluEarth Renewables by Canadian Solar.

UK’s offshore wind giants back cuts to solar support

Aug 21, 2014

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 to issue certified standards for renewable energy storage systems

Aug 21, 2014

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”.

Chinese modules imported to US should be tagged: SolarWorld lawyer

Aug 21, 2014

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.

Tool Order: More Taiwan solar cell producers adopt Levitech’s ALD system

Aug 20, 2014

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.

JA Solar’s next manufacturing expansion in US or Southeast Asia

Aug 20, 2014

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.

JA Solar boosts module shipment guidance on stronger China market

Aug 20, 2014

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.

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BNEF: Sub-Saharan Africa will see more non-hydro renewable energy capacity come online in 2014 than in the whole 2000 - 2013 period

Aug 21, 2014

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 announces strong Q2, 2014 results: Increased shipments, strong revenue growth

Aug 21, 2014

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.

Encouraging signs for Intersolar India 2014: New Indian government backs solar energy

Aug 21, 2014

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 utility-scale PV plants add 20 MW to North Carolina's solar surge

Aug 21, 2014

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 to supply 40 MW of solar PV modules for a project in the Valparaiso region in Chile

Aug 20, 2014

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 to supply Virtus II solar PV modules totalling 5.4MW for a utility-scale project in India

Aug 20, 2014

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.

PV production: GT Advanced Technologies announces novel metallization and interconnect technology

Aug 20, 2014

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 connects 70MW of solar PV to the UK grid

Aug 20, 2014

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 to power 45MW Entropy Solar PV projects in North Carolina

Aug 20, 2014

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 introduces residential solar PV leasing program in Melbourne, Australia

Aug 20, 2014

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.