Latest PV market updates

Abengoa launches EUR 500 million green bond offering

Abengoa's Solana 280 MW plant

The Spanish group will use the proceeds to finance existing and future eligible green energy projects.

Manz secures EUR 20 million loan for CIGS research

Manz ZSW CIGS solar panel

The credit line is part of an initiative to support midcap companies launched by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, which describes Manz as "a technology leader well on a par with international competitors."

Japan poised to top 8 GW solar installations this year

Mount Fuji, Japan.

Government-driven incentives will see Japan add 5.1 GW of PV in the second half of the year, say analysts GlobalData.

Shunfeng to develop 250 MW agricultural PV park in China's Qinghai Province

Shunfeng agreement signing, September 2014

The Chinese solar group has agreed to develop the agricultural PV park on 10,000 acres of land provided by the government of Hainan Xinghai County.

Mercom: 48 GW of solar PV to be installed globally in 2014

Despite a slow first half of the year, Mercom Capital has raised its forecast for global PV installations to 48 GW, as the second year of accelerating market growth.

EIB to provide loan for 30 MW PV project in West Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will join France and the EU in supporting a PV project in Burkina Faso, as one of the largest in the continent outside of South Africa to receive funding to date.

Rockefellers dump oil, embrace clean energy

SunEdison array

If John D. Rockefeller were alive today, "as an astute businessman looking out to the future, he would be moving out of fossil fuels and investing in clean, renewable energy," says Stephen Heintz, president of the Rockefeller...

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