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.
The government will cut green certificates next year for all renewable energy projects finished after January, 2014, with solar PV certificates down to three per megawatt, from six currently.
Provisional 2013 Spanish figures show that while renewables continue to dominate, further growth for the solar sector is in doubt.
Greg Barker is expected to announce ambitious plans to dramatically increase the U.K.'s solar capacity in the new year.
Official figures show that Scotland now has 106 MW of PV capacity installed, a growth of 36% in just one year.
The four solar farms bring the Chinese solar company's annual grid connection capacity to 213 MW for 2013.
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