The new funding includes US$13 million to states to support development of deployment strategies, and $8 million to speed technology evolution.
The U.S. company says its super-light its superlight modules are ideal for satellites, space vehicles and space stations. Ascent is eager to tap the fast growing space and near space markets.
The German inverter specialist creates Brazil-focused arm of business to focus on the growing market's opportunities, particularly at utility-scale; SMA Brazil will work closely with SMA South America, located in Chile.
The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that hit Taiwan Saturday disrupted PV production in the southern city of Tainan, which took the brunt of the temblor.
U.S. silicon technology giant Dow Corning Corp. on Friday reported a 10% increase in net income last year despite a 9% drop in sales.
The province has unveiled new solar funding programs aimed at municipalities and farms that offers rebates of up to $0.75 per watt. The government reports "a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and uptake for these kinds of programs."
The German equipment supplier is strengthening its focus on the solar segment with production machinery for both thin-film and crystalline cells amidst waning sales in the optical disc segment.
Both SMA Solar Technology AG and SolarEdge have reported strong quarterly results in recent weeks, which IHS Technology credits with their position in the U.S. inverter market.
Following the U.K. government's cuts for all forms of solar subsidy, the PV industry makes the case that rooftop PV, especially commercial, can still be a profitable investment.
The solar big guns were out in force this week as changes to the U.S. net metering landscape rolled into Nevada. Elsewhere, China proved its PV prowess, Japan saw a shakeup and Germany confirmed its relative demise.
The Tier-1 Chinese solar developer has secured a loan of approximately CNY 2 billion from the Chinese National Development Bank to help the firm pay down its debts.
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Statistics from National Energy Administration echo those published in January by state news agency Xinhua, confirming China is now the world's largest market for installed solar PV capacity.
The power optimizer specialists post record revenue of $124.8 million for the fiscal second quarter of 2016, shipping 416 MW of inverters to exceed market expectations.
While the World Bank says that the Noor 1 plant will bring down the cost of concentrating solar power, the future of the technology does not look promising.
The bill would require state regulators to account for the benefits of distributed solar before changing net metering valuations, and would prevent the sort of retroactive changes that Nevada has imposed.
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