At a combined capacity of 61 GW, projects in the U.S. and China make up almost half of the current PV pipeline, according to IHS, which says a large share of planned projects are "immature" and unlikely to materialize.
While considerably smaller than originally planned, the $1.13 billion project will spur California's transition to renewable energy and help advance its climate change goals, say regulators.
The country's cumulative installed solar capacity reached nearly 11.3 GW by October 31.
In Chile, Enel Green Power has begun construction on its first solar park in the country, the 36 MW Diego de Almagro facility.
The grid-connected energy storage market will increase from 340 MW in 2013 to more than 6 GW in 2017, according to IHS. The U.S. is set to lead the sector.
In what may lead to a confrontation between Germany and the EU, the European Commission president is seeking to end binding green energy targets -- something Germany demands.
Korean-Chinese PV manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has inked a strategic deal with Shanghai HuiTianRan Investment Holding Group to develop downstream opportunities in China, including 700 MW of PV power plant projects.
Investment firms, financiers and energy companies around the globe are introducing innovative new funding vehicles aimed at renewable energy investment.
China, the U.S. and Japan accounted for some 60% of all large-scale PV projects in 2013, up from less than 10% in 2010.
TÜV Rheinland has confirmed a world record of 306 W for a 60-cell format module produced as part of a second-generation Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology research project.
The upcoming World Future Energy Summit will examine the policies and technologies needed to reduce energy consumption, with smart metering among this year's main showcases.
U.S. solar capacity more than doubled in 2013 thanks to the addition of substantial new capacity around the country in mid-size projects between 4 and 92 MW.
A new distribution deal beween Yingli and XSOL is expected to help the Chinese solar giant's sales goals for Japan.
The solar energy company's new financing program is aimed at the construction of large-scale projects totaling 50 MW and is seen as a model for other growth markets.
A Cologne court has cleared the final legal obstacle to SolarWorld's debt-for-equity restructuring. Frank Asbeck ushers in 'the birth of a new SolarWorld.'
The European Photovoltaic Industry Association has backed calls by two committees of the European Parliament to extend the 2020 renewables commitment. The EPIA wants 45% of energy to come from renewables by 2030.
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