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Industry concern over record low solar bids in India

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 07:36
Solar industry members have expressed concern that this week’s record low bids for solar contracts in India may not translate into “workable” projects.
Categories: Solar Energy

Swinerton signs Array Technologies trackers for 1GW US pipeline

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 03:19
Developer Swinerton Renewable Energy has signed a deal to use the latest trackers from Array Technologies on a 1GW pipeline of US PV plant projects.
Categories: Solar Energy

SolarWorld touts 21.7% PERC world record efficiency

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:36
Germany-headquartered PV manufacturer SolarWorld has had a record efficiency for a PERC solar cell of 21.7% independently verified by the photovoltaic calibration laboratory (CalLab) of Fraunhofer ISE.
Categories: Solar Energy

Trina Solar to supply 51 MW of dual glass modules to tea plantation PV project in Yunnan

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:26
PV manufacturer Trina Solar has signed an agreement to supply 51MW of dual glass modules to Yunnan Electric Power Design Institute in order to power equipment in tea plantations.
Categories: Solar Energy

Plans for 50MW solar project in Bolivia’s department of Potosí

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 02:00
A 50MW PV project will be built in Bolivia’s department of Potosí, according to minister of hydrocarbons and energy Luis Alberto Sanchez Fernandez.
Categories: Solar Energy

Hanergy threatens legal action against Hong Kong regulator

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:31
Hanergy Thin Film Power has threatened to challenge its suspension by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in the courts.
Categories: Solar Energy

Daqo New Energy receives US$133 million loan from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:52
China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy has received approval from Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank for RMB825 million (US$133 million) in loans.
Categories: Solar Energy

Jinko Power signs US$150 million loan to expand project portfolio in China

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:38
PV company JinkoSolar Power Engineering Group, a subsidiary of JinkoSolar Holding, has signed a US$150 million loan agreement with Credit Suisse AG and several other financial bodies.
Categories: Solar Energy

India seeks to level playing field for renewables with draft RE Act

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 23:19
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a draft National Renewable Energy Act aiming to promote renewable energy in the country.
Categories: Solar Energy

REC Silicon halves production at US plant as China poly trade row bites

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:04
REC Silicon has revealed that it will halve production at its Moses Lake facility in Washington State as a result of the ongoing polysilicon trade dispute with China.
Categories: Solar Energy

Power optimiser firm Ampt fuels expansion with US$25 million funding round

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 03:00
US power optimiser supplier Ampt is raising up to US$25 million to ramp up its production, sales and product innovation, with its optimisers aimed at the commercial and utility-scale PV plant markets.
Categories: Solar Energy

India approves intra-state transmission systems for renewable energy

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 02:48
India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of intra-state transmission systems across seven states at an estimated cost of INR85.5 billion (US$1.35 billion).
Categories: Solar Energy

Deutsche Bank stands by its global solar optimism

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:51
Deutsche Bank has reiterated its positive stance on the global and the US solar markets in a post-Intersolar North America research note.
Categories: Solar Energy

Yingli spin-off O&M consultancy Amplify Energy launches

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 01:27
Amplify Energy, a spin-off from Yingli Green Energy Americas, which provides engineering and monitoring services for solar projects, has begun business operations at its headquarters in South San Francisco.
Categories: Solar Energy

Record low India solar bid from SkyPower

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:07
SkyPower Southeast Asia Holdings has put in the lowest winning bid ever for solar projects in India at INR5.05 per kWh for a 50MW project in Madhya Pradesh.
Categories: Solar Energy

Hanwha Q CELLS agrees to 50MW solar module deal with Sunrun

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:50
Solar power company Hanwha Q CELLS has agreed to a new solar module agreement with residential solar company Sunrun.
Categories: Solar Energy

HydroRevolution to develop solar desalination facility in California

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:40
HydroRevolution — a subsidiary of renewable energy water reuse system provider WaterFX — has announced plans to develop a commercial solar desalination plant in the Panoche Water and Drainage District, located in California’s Central Valley.
Categories: Solar Energy

US Federal Appeals Court recognises constitutionality of Colorado’s RPS

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:30
Standing as a potential model for future constitutional disputes, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has endorsed the constitutionality of Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), noting that the state’s RPS does not set down harmful regulations on out-of-state companies.
Categories: Solar Energy

Tax exemption benefits large-scale PV in Brazilian state Minas Gerais

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 05:51
An extended tax exemption for generation, transmission and distribution companies, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is set to benefit large-scale PV deployment.
Categories: Solar Energy

BNEF higlights overseas exodus of Chinese PV producers

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 03:25
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures have underlined previous analysis by PV Tech suggesting a mass overseas relocation of production capacity by Chinese PV manufacturers in response to increasingly hostile trading conditions.
Categories: Solar Energy