The German solar company shipped 357 MW of solar wafers, modules, cells and kits in the first six months of 2014, but revenue of $305 million fell short of target.
Equipment spending is expected to increase next year, with new gigawatt solar factories providing up to $10 billion of revenues to PV equipment suppliers in 2017, according to NPD Solarbuzz.
The Florida-based independent power provider is planning to build two 50 MW PV plants in Honduras after completing its first two power purchase agreements in the country.
The company, which is in the midst of merging with U.S. semiconductor giant Applied Materials, is terminating its PV equipment business in March.
The German and Korean polysilicon manufacturers are enjoying strong business turnover in the wake of China's anti-dumping duties, says Bernreuter Research.
The solar industry was singled out for special presidential praise in the address, with U.S. President Barack Obama drawing positive words from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
South Africa has topped IHS' emerging PV market attractiveness rankings in the areas of in potential market size, project profitability and pipeline maturity, ahead of Thailand and Turkey.
SunEdison has erected a 19 MW array at Kuala Lumpur International while Canadian Solar is supplying 2.1 MW of modules for Delhi International.
The U.K. company will collaborate with global PV specialists Proinso to develop a storage prototype they say is lightweight, affordable and environmentally friendly.
The project marks the latest project in the country's burgeoning solar market and a major foothold in the emerging market for inverter maker Advanced Energy.
Milk the Sun, a leading open online marketplace for trading PV systems, has attracted funding from Gründerfonds Münsterland and Howaldt Energies.
The European Commission says a clarification of rules of origin tightens import regulations for Chinese modules, preventing manufacturers from selling goods from third countries.
Implementing the new solar energy goals will cost an estimated $33 billion, much of which will go to Taiwanese manufacturers. About 90% of PV systems installed in Taiwan use local products.
The solar manufacturers will collaborate with the bank on a $220 million support package designed to spur the U.S. solar leasing market.
First Solar has broken ground on the 102 MW Nyngan solar project in the Australian state of New South Wales. When completed in 2015, it will be the biggest solar park in the country.
The joint initiative of EU solar businesses welcomes the proposals, stating that Europe "must bet on a strong solar industry."
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