The county will become the first in the U.S. to power its government buildings via the Community Solar Gardens program developed by SunShare.
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.
German wholesaler and system integrator Phaesun offers off-grid applications in regions with no or inadequate electricity grids, thus helping communities become economically independent.
Partnering with SunPower Corp. and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ford has created a hybrid vehicle that uses a solar panel system and special concentrator technology to charge its battery.
The 10 MW facility, valued at some $60 million, is the fourth of a total of nine solar plants Canadian Solar is building for TransCanada.
The new joint venture between Yingli Green Energy and the Datong Coal Mine Group will develop and construct solar power plants in the city of Shuozhou.
Industry analysts expect the positive momentum seen in the solar sector throughout 2013 to continue in the new year. The U.S. Congress' tax reform could have long-term implications for U.S. investors and industry players, however.
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