Intevac Receives MATRIX PVD System Order from Top Tier Solar Cell Manufacturer

Intevac, Inc., a major supplier of thin-film deposition equipment to the vacuum coating industry, announced on September 3rd the order of an INTEVAC MATRIX™ thin-film processing system, by a Tier 1 solar cell manufacturer, for high-efficiency photovoltaic (.. more

Yingli, Namene Form Joint Venture for Utility-Scale Solar Projects in West Africa

Yingli announced on September 3rd that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH ("Yingli Europe") and Namene Energy International Limited ("Namene"), major renewable energy solutions developer focused on West Africa, have f.. more

Canadian Solar Wins Five Solar Power Projects in Brazil

Canadian Solar announced on September 3rd that it has won five solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 185 megawatts (MW) In Pirapora, in the state in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Canadian Solar will develop and build the solar power plants which, once connected to the g.. more

JA Solar Teams up with Essel to Build Solar Cell, Module Plants in India

JA Solar is planning to begin construction of a 500MW cell factory in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh with Essel Infraprojects Ltd. in December, followed later by a module plant of a similar size. Construction follows the signing of a memorandum o.. more

Southern Power Acquires the 300MW Desert Stateline Facility in California from First Solar

Marking a major milestone in the strategic expansion of one of the nation's leading renewable generation portfolios, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company's largest solar asset – the .. more

834MW, 30 PV Projects Awarded in Brazil’s PV Auction

Brazil’s Energy Research Company (EPE) held the nation’s Energy Auction on August 31, 2015, and a total of 834MW, 30 PV projects were awarded. The average auction price was 13.5% lower than the initial price down to US$83.3/MWh, while the lowest pri.. more

Hanwha Q CELLS Completes Financing for 45.2MW of UK Projects

Hanwha Q CELLS’s two UK solar projects, the 24.8MW Green End plant and 20.4MW Fenland plant, were put online in March 2015. For the plants operation, Q CELLS has closed a GBP 40.3 million non-recourse financing from Bayerische Landesbank. Both .. more

JinkoSolar US Partners with Ygrene for Residential and Commercial Solar in USA

JinkoSolar’s wholly owned subsidiary, JinkoSolar (U.S.) INC., ("JinkoSolar US") has entered into an agreement with Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc. ("Ygrene"), to integrate JinkoSolar's high quality solar modules into Ygrene's PAC.. more

SolarCity Funds $400 Million for Financing Solar Projects

SolarCity has created a new fund, with a large financial institution, to finance US$400 million in solar projects. With the new financing program, SolarCity has now raised funds to finance more than $9 billion in American solar projects. The funds cover the capital cost .. more

Tigo and Mexico’s Exel Solar Form Exclusive Distribution Partnership

Tigo Energy, a smart module maker, has formed an exclusive distribution partnership with Exel Solar, a subsidiary of Mexico’s top 400 companies Exel Group. Exel Solar will help distribute Tigo’s TS4 platform among Mexico. The TS4 platform comprises a .. more