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The 50 MW project in Wuwei, Gansu province, is proof of Trina's downstream expertise, says CEO Jifan Gao. Trina oversaw every stage of the Wuwei project.
The Chinese poly manufacturer will supply wafers and poly materials to Jinko Solar, GD Solar, Tongwei Solar and Hareon Solar over two years.
The latest EPIA figures paint a grim picture of the European solar market. But outside the volatile German and Italian markets, installations in Europe stabilized at 6 GW last year.
The rate paid to commercial generators is set to fall JPY4/kWh at the end of the month. A reduction in the rate of FIT payments had been widely predicted.
There was no sign of the rout from Chinese shares predicted by some commentators after Chaori Solar's default was confirmed on Friday. Any hangover from the weekend should be noticeable when the U.S. exchanges open this afternoon.
The Swiss power systems giant is already seeing a return on its purchase of Power-One in July. ABB claims to be the world's second largest solar inverter manufacturer.
The German inverter manufacturer opens bankruptcy proceedings, citing poor market conditions.
The factory, in London, started operations in November and will supply modules for Samsung's 300 MW Ontario solar pipeline. Samsung says it will create 9,000 renewables jobs in Ontario under the Green Energy Investment Agreement...
The German developer says the $2 million loan will tide it over until project sales and loan repayments bring in at least $14 million by the end of June. Solarstrom will also use the money to continue its search for a white...
The Shanghai manufacturer has reportedly confirmed its default on a $15 million interest payment to Chinese bondholders. The development comes despite the company's presence on the Chinese government's list of favored companies.
Solar farm investments and a rebound in rooftop residential demand have led to the U.K. becoming the most important solar PV market in Europe, according to exhibitors at this year's Ecobuild show, London.
Module shipments were down as business in Germany suffered, but increases in U.S., Japan and South Africa lift gloom.
Positive figures reveal refocus onto downstream business slipped back for Chinese solar company. But Canadian Solar releases a positive outlook for 2014, including for its 'total solutions' business.
Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for April have been published. Price increase for PV modules in Europe is not quite as strong as expected. In particular, thin film module prices remained relatively stable, with March showing barely any movement. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.
PV system prices
The latest photovoltaic system prices for February are now available. EuPD Research finds that German prices continue to flatten. Find the latest information on pv magazine's system prices page.
Chile investment guide
Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.
Poland investment guide
Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined. The guide will be updated quarterly.
Ukranian investment opportunities
On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.
Betting on the bear
pv magazine, 02/2012
Solar shares: The crash of renewable energy shares on the stock exchange is not only attributable to the financial crisis and the economic difficulties besetting the industry. For months professional stock brokers have also perpetuated the fall in prices for solar shares through short selling.