The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up US headquarters and a factory in the area. The Buffalo area has been allocated $1 billion dollars over seven years to jump-start its economy through green ventures.
Trina Solar is in pilot production of the Honey Ultra module, which has set new records for efficiency. Testing on the module was done by TUV Rheinland.
The Chinese company is expanding its activities in Turkey, which it sees as a "major hub for the booming Turkish, developing Middle East and established European markets."
The decline of Western countries' prominence has been further illustrated with IHS's new report. Having conquered their domestic markets, inverter suppliers from China and Japan are positioned to expand internationally.
Poland, which generates some 90 percent of its electricity from coal plants, is seeking to increase renewable energy to at least 15 percent by 2020 in order to meet EU targets.
The Portuguese company has completed the largest PV cluster built to date for Lightsource Renewable Energy. Martifer has installed almost 110 MW of solar projects in the U.K. in the past year.
Distributed solar PV capacity in the United States grew by an estimated 1.9 GW last year, most of which was located in California.
The European Commission has adopted new rules for public support of renewable energy and environmental protection projects that offer greater protection for energy intensive industry.
Local developers expect at least 500 MW a year of new installed PV capacity in Turkey starting in 2016 despite the difficulties facing the sector.
Hanwha Q CELLS CEO Charles Kim says in completing the non-subsidized project, the company "has broken a barrier that has frustrated solar project developers for more than 20 years."
Proposed changes to the country's renewable energy law include a 50 percent surcharge on PV self-consumption and a reduction in industry exemptions.
The India- and China- based companies have signed a deal for an undisclosed amount that will see the Chinese company have its products distributed around India.
Moscow-based conglomerate Renova Group is leading the way in Russia's solar development. The company's subsidiaries are partnering with local and foreign players on PV projects throughout the country.
A European project called SmartFlex aims to develop what it calls "a prototype production line capable of manufacturing photovoltaic modules in accordance with architects' individual requirements."
Swathes of commercial and industrial roofs could be transformed into solar energy generating plants under a new solar strategy unveiled by the U.K. government on Friday.
The Swiss company is partnering with Villa Group on a PV project cluster that total of five PV installations throughout the island nation.
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