Latest PV market updates
China's LDK Solar managed to improve revenue and narrow its hefty loss in what its CEO says is an improving market environment. However, the group remains straddled by billions of debt.
JFE Engineering has begun work on a 21.7 MW plant in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture. The project is one of five solar plants being financed by Sparx Group with a combined capacity of 38.1 MW and cost of nearly $150 million.
The Arizona subsidiary of Berlin-based Solon has beefed up its management with former SunPower and PsomasFMG directors to oversee project finance and procurement and acquisitions.
Construction of photovoltaic projects boosted the Israeli group's revenue in the second quarter. The renewable energy division was one of Shikun & Binui's strongest growing corporate segments.
The European Investment Bank has unveiled a funding program to support investment in renewable energy in six Central American countries. Costa Rica's ICE has already begun commercial and off-grid PV programs.
PV capacity continues to grow in India. The state of Andhra Pradesh has unveiled a net metering incentive program for both grid-connected and off-grid installations. Across the country, PV capacity grew by nearly 80 MW in July.
The Swiss Solar Energy Professional Association (Swissolar) calls the government's plans for PV "catastrophic". Feed-in tariffs, payment duration and the separate category for integrated PV systems are on the chopping block....