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India’s Central Electronics Limited seeks partners to expand capacity of PV module factory

The Indian state-owned technology company issued an expression of interest to seek potential partners to expand capacity at its module manufacturing facility in Uttar Pradesh, India.

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).

Arkema increases fluoropolymer production capacity in China by 25%

The capacity increase at Arkema’s Changshu platform near Shanghai aims at better serving the company’s customers in the storage and photovoltaic sectors.

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.

Getting ready for terawatts of solar (with charts)

Researchers from NREL, Fraunhofer ISE and Japan’s AIST have released a new paper which looks at the barriers to deploying multiple terawatts of solar PV and what can be done to overcome them.

SNEC: JA Solar launches residential bundle for China rooftop market

The bundle includes a new JA Solar inverter as the Tier-1 solar firm pursues larger market share of China’s distributed generation sector. Growatt also bullish on rooftop potential in China.

ISE Group, Total and SunPower switch on 27 MW solar project

French energy giant Total and its affiliate U.S. module manufacturer SunPower, in partnership with Japanese egg producer ISE Group have switched on a 27 MWp PV power plant in the city of Nanao on Japan’s Honshu Island.

Manz finalizes $282 million CIGS order from China

The German equipment provider secured official approvals in connection with major CIGS orders from China.

India: ReNew Power switches on 143 MW solar farm in Telangana

The Indian independent power producer has commissioned the largest solar PV project in the Indian state of Telangana, where it is looking to grow its solar portfolio to 510 MW over the next few months.

Engie acquires stake in Chinese solar developer Unisun

The French energy giant has entered the Chinese solar market through a 30% equity investment in local PV developer Unisun.