Like the rest of Europe, Germany is bracing for its own version of Black Friday: Higher wholesale electricity prices, increased costs for reserve power and compensation in case of PV plant shutdowns are all in the cards.
A BNDES solar project funding scheme will have various levels of local content requirement. From 2020 onwards, bank-funded schemes must include Brazilian cells.
While nuclear will remain the lynchpin of France's energy transition, renewables are set an ambitious target of 32% penetration by 2030.
Japanese electronics corporation points to the end of residential subsidies in Japan and a drop-off in utility scale projects as negatives and no mention of solar is made in the upbeat forecasts for the next quarter.
The module manufacturer will provide solar panels for rural schools and villages in Malaysia as part of a government electricity project.
A combined 189 MW of PV plants were registered in Germany in June, bringing the amount of new installed PV capacity to just 1,000 MW in the first six months of the year.
The companies will collaborate on the co-development of 30 MW of solar projects in Poland.
Japan has also agreed to provide $15 million to help Caribbean nations deal with the impact of climate change at the Japan-Caricom summit this week.
Following a case brought by Japan to the World Trade Organization, Canada's Ontario government has made the requested changes to its FIT law.
The German group's bottom line in the first six months of 2014 was boosted by recent acquisitions of solar and wind parks in Germany and France.
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.
The leading inverter manufacturer is lowering its annual sales forecast by up to EUR 450 million and planning to cut 600 jobs worldwide by the end of next year amidst shrinking demand.
Canadian Solar warns that the U.S. decision "in favor of one non-competitive PV manufacturer will cost tens and thousands of jobs across the entire U.S. solar industry."
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.
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