Chinese module manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced that it will supply 40 MW of modules to solar developer 8i for a project in Chile. The project will be located in the Valparaiso region, in Central Chile.
Majority state owned nuclear power plant developer Areva has announced plans to close its concentrated solar power (CSP) business.
The companies will cooperate mainly on distributed generation projects next year with a combined target of at least 500 MW.
More than 3 GW of solar PV projects in the U.S. that had lined up Chinese modules may have to find an alternative supplier or pay the higher tariff, says NPD Solarbuzz.
The government has commissioned a study under the National Solar Mission to identify lively renewable energy potential in the country's vast desert areas.
The renewable energy company has agreed to develop two PV plants in South Africa as well as supply panels, inverters and O&M services.
The U.S. thin film company has also finalized a long-term O&M contract for the Shams Ma'an Power Plant project.
The La Jacinta project is a breakthrough for Latin America, as one of only five solar projects larger than 50 MW to secure both a power contract and financing.
The government has proposed raising the bar for commercial rooftop systems needing planning permission, from 50 kW to 1 MW. The STA says more needs to be done for the 50 kW-to-5 MW rooftop market in the UK.
ILB Helios plans 3.3 GW of projects in Turkey over the next three years. The deal, with the Chinese manufacturer, has a pipeline of projects including Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Iran and Iraq.
A BNDES solar project funding scheme will have various levels of local content requirement. From 2020 onwards, bank-funded schemes must include Brazilian cells.
The Indian state issues a request for proposal, calling for interested bidders to submit their offers for a share of the 300 MW of PV capacity.
New installations coupled with favorable climatic conditions helped boost the share of renewables to a record 28.5% in the first half of 2014.
The American PV maker will supply its high-efficiency E20/327 modules to a Japanese conglomerate for a project in Southern Japan. SunPower has supplied around 400 MW of PV modules to the nation to date.
China Development Bank, Macquarie and New Horizon will acquire a 45% stake in the Jinko Power division. JinkoSolar is revising its full-year 2014 project development guidance upwards as a result.
SBC wants to develop a $93m scheme on the Welsh island and is launching a four-week public consultation. UK developers have been emboldened by the recent High Court defeat for the government's attempt to block solar farms.
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