Kyocera says PV output steady despite domestic plant closure

The Japanese manufacturer says it expects to produce about 1 GW of solar panels in the year to March 2018, roughly in line with its output in the preceding fiscal year.

Japan may cancel 27.7 GW of approved PV capacity

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has said that it may cancel feed-in tariff (FIT) approvals for 456,000 projects, or roughly 27.6 GW of capacity, as the prospective developers of those projects failed to lock in grid-connection agreements by the government’s March 31 deadline.

Solar Q reveals plan to install 350 MW in Australia

The company aims to build what would be one of the country’s largest PV arrays near a high-voltage substation in Queensland’s Lower Wonga region. Via the substation, the project would supply electricity to cities and towns such as Gympie, Gin Gin, Teebar Creek, Mungar, Kilkivan and Brisbane.

United PV to raise $85.4 million with share issuance

The Chinese solar investor and developer has revealed plans to issue 700,000,000 shares to Driven Innovation at HK$0.95 per share, representing about 9.39% of its existing issued share capital. It expects net proceeds to reach HK$664.5 million ($85.4 million).

SNEC 2017: news roundup

This year’s busy SNEC exhibition delivered its usual steady stream of news, new products and market insight. pv magazine rounds up the main stories and trends from the three-day event.

Solar Frontier sells 40 MW to Dominion

The U.S. development unit of the Japanese CIS thin-film manufacturer has completed the sale of the 40 MW (DC) Midway II project in California.

Aquila Capital sells 38.4 MW in Japan

The German asset manager has completed the divestment of its second solar project in Japan.

Toshiba posts 9-month net loss of $4.85 billion

The Japanese group — which develops solar projects and provides PV systems solutions, in addition to EPC and O&M services — has warned of “substantial doubt” over its “ability to continue as a going concern,” largely due to the decline of its nuclear business in the U.S.

SB Energy completes 350 MW in India

The developer — a venture between Japanese telecoms giant SoftBank, New Delhi-based conglomerate Bharti Enterprises and Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn — has commissioned its first project in the country in Kurnool district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Indonesia’s PLN signs deals for 45 MW of solar

State-owned utility PT PLN (Persero) signed agreements with six developers in late March to build PV projects throughout the Southeast Asian nation.