Japan: Canadian Solar raises $66 million with dual-tenor green project bond

The solar PV giant has completed its second green project bond placement with Goldman Sachs Japan.

ET Energy to build 61 MWp solar project in Malaysia

With over 220,000 solar modules installed on 110 hectares of land, the project is expected to be switched on by the end of 2018.

ARENA grants $1.9 million for distributed energy trials in Western Australia

Western Australia’s electricity provider Horizon Power is set to receive a financial shot in the arm through the installation of various distributed energy technologies in 90 homes and businesses in the coastal town of Carnarvon, which is home to the state’s first utility-scale energy storage, currently under trial.

Polysilicon shortage in China drives 35% price spike, Bloomberg reports

Amid an unexpected shortage of a key raw material, solar manufacturers in China are now under pressure of higher costs and narrowing margins.

imec, Panasonic develop highly conductive solid nanocomposite electrolyte

The Belgian research institute and the Japanese electronics group say they have developed a solid nanocomposite electrolyte with a lithium ion conductivity several times greater than in its liquid equivalent.

IEA: Solar PV set to lead capacity additions to 2040

In its annual flagship report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights that fast-declining costs will turn solar into the cheapest source of new energy generation over the next 25 year.

Singulus: 2017 breakeven still possible

The German PV equipment manufacturer has posted financial results for the first nine months of 2017, projecting a protracted investment cycle for CIGS thin-film production. The company expects another prepayment from its major Chinese customer CNBM by the year’s end.

IEA: Solar, wind power rapid cost reduction may enable new options for greening industry

Highlighting the potential for greening the industrial sector amid rapid decline of solar PV and wind power costs, a newly published report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that generation directly serving companies and public is dominated by commercial-scale PV, which made up 10% of all new additions in 2016.

juwi commissions 19.7 MW of unlicensed solar projects in Turkey

The German solar developer and EPC has switched on 19.7 MW of combined solar PV capacity in Turkey, developed as two separate projects at three locations.

Siemens to equip 140 MW projects in Brazil, Pakistan

The German technology firm has bagged orders for the turnkey electrical equipment and installation of two solar farms in Brazil and Pakistan. In addition, it announced the end of its cooperation with German inverter specialist SMA by the year’s end, and plans to manufacture its own inverters.