The latest French government figures show solar PV market recovery continuing in the second quarter of 2014, led by large projects. During the quarter the nation surpassed 5 GW of installed PV.
The project financing for the installations, located in southern France, proved to be HSH Nordbank's largest PV deal in Europe last year.
The state-owned nuclear technology giant says its new partnership with Yingli is reflects China's goal of sustainable development. The companies aim to build 500 MW of distributed generation projects.
The global solar provider will supply 25.3 MW of modules to four solar projects in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
The latest acquisition brings the Hong Kong solar plant investor and operator's total number of grid-connected projects in 2013 to 400 MW.
U.S. manufacturer Ascent Solar has signed a deal to build a factory China's Jiangsu Province. The city of Suqian is investing $32.5 million in the joint venture.
Jiangsu Ackome, a manufacturer of solar mounting equipment, will purchase three plants from ReneSola, with a combined generation capacity of 60 MW.
Exploiting China's sun-rich northern regions, PV developer GCL-Poly has completed two solar plants with a combined capacity of 160 MW in the arid Tengger Desert and Datong.
The Chinese government is undertaking steps to strengthen its embattled solar sector, in part by introducing tough guidelines that could whittle down the domestic industry.
SolarWorld says it is seeking to stop producers in China and Taiwan from evading duties by assembling modules from cells manufactured in third countries, a practice that allows them to sell below production costs in the U.S.
The decision marks the first time that unsubsidized solar energy has gone head-to-head with natural gas and come out on top as the best option, both economically and environmentally.
The country's Energy Market Regulatory Authority predicts solar PV capacity to reach 3 GW by 2023.
The country's state-run Solar Energy Corp. -- which is set to conduct the 750 MW auction -- says solar developers are concerned many state utilities will be unable to pay for power produced.
The modules will be supplied to solar wholesaler Ikaros Solar, and will be installed in a solar park in the county of Norfolk, England.
The China Development Bank will loan the country's largest renewable energy company the funds to develop 800 MW of solar projects.
Some U.S. states are looking to revamp net-energy metering programs but potential changes will not impact solar markets this year, according to research group IHS.
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