Latest PV market updates

China dispatch: Momentum building behind yieldcos

A Chinese PV power plant.

Several China PV companies are currently developing plans to spin off PV power plant projects into subsidiaries that can then be taken to IPO. These firms include CSI, JinkoSolar, the power station unit of Chint group and several...

New UK energy minister brings hope to solar sector, say trade bodies

Amber Rudd.

Appointment of Amber Rudd as energy minister during cabinet reshuffle welcomed by both Solar Trade Association and Renewable Energy Association.

SEMI roadmap predicts average module power of 310Wp by 2025

Chinese PV production.

PV module production is set to continue along its historic 20% annual learning curve, with a number of cell and module technologies combining to deliver higher power output and manufacturing profitability. These were some of the...

Aging UK grid harming renewable integration, says Solar Trade Association

Power lines.

The country's "sclerotic" grid is holding back renewable energy, warns the solar trade body, which has called on the new government to invest in the U.K.'s power infrastructure.

France announces tenders for PV and battery storage systems

The announcement from France's Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of a tender calling for solar PV and battery installations in the French overseas territories adds to the storage technology craze of the...

UK: Tory victory muddies solar waters

David Cameron.

Despite overseeing fastest growth in the U.K.'s PV industry, a majority Conservative government has been quiet on the issue of solar’s future, say experts.

SolarMax confirms buyer

SolarMax inverters.

The insolvent inverter supplier has announced that an investor has purchased the company and that it will begin trading in June, complete with new service and product offerings.

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