German R&D centre Fraunhofer ISE and NETRA, the research arm of Indian public utility NTPC, are collaborating on a project to work out steps to tailor concentrating PV (CPV) systems for commercial use in the Indian subcontinent.
REC Silicon says it will fully restart polysilicon production at its facility in Moses Lake, Washington by June, citing its “increasing success” in selling to wafer-making customers outside the Chinese market, which remains blocked by trade barriers.
03 May 2016 05:09 GMT
SolarReserve and state-owned Shenhua Group Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to build 1,000MW of solar thermal projects in China, a move that will give the California-based company a strong foothold in a major global renewables market.
03 May 2016 04:00 GMT
Finnish power-producer Fortum carried out rigorous financial planning ahead of its early successful bids in Indian PV auctions and is confident of making a profit from its projects, the company’s senior vice-president for solar and wind development told Recharge.
03 May 2016 03:43 GMT
Solar installations in Latin America will grow at an “exceptionally high” annual rate of 28% between 2016-2020, compared to 9% annual growth for the overall global market during that period, according to GTM Research.
02 May 2016 04:48 GMT
The government of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has lifted its commitment to clean-energy by announcing plans to source 100% of its power requirements from renewables by 2020 – five years earlier than originally planned.
29 April 2016 03:02 GMT
The skies continue to darken for China’s Yingli Solar, once the world’s largest PV module supplier, as it warned investors Friday of an ongoing risk of bankruptcy, huge losses in 2015, and a worsening commercial environment for module manufacturers.
29 April 2016 02:24 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s recently announced renewables target of 9.5GW by 2030 is a bold declaration of intent that could accelerate solar and wind development throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, industry players say.
29 April 2016 08:32 GMT
Kyocera posted a ¥109.05bn ($997.3m) net profit in fiscal 2016, down 5.9% on the year, as the weak performance of its solar business dragged its total sales down 3.1% from the preceding year to ¥1.47tln.
28 April 2016 05:23 GMT
SunEdison plans to find partners and then forge ahead with its ambitious plans in India, which has been excluded from the bankruptcy process entered by the majority of its global operations, said the regional boss of the stricken renewables giant.
22 April 2016 10:24 GMT
India’s solar power tenders will see upward pressure from the ultra-low prices lodged by some early bidders, predicted the CEO of one of the country’s leading PV manufacturers, who also revealed that policy talks are underway to support retrofitting of modules at Indian wind farms.
21 April 2016 12:56 GMT
As India prepares to challenge a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling against its local-content rules, the CEO of Vikram Solar – one of the country's leading PV groups – told Recharge he is confident his government will swing behind fair-trade action to protect its domestic manufacturers.
20 April 2016 03:47 GMT
GCL System Integration Technology, a unit of China’s Golden Concord Holdings Limited (GCL), acquired a majority stake in Australian PV distributor One Stop Warehouse, to gain exposure to new international markets without trade barriers.
18 April 2016 01:47 GMT
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