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EnergyTrend notes that solar PV module prices are relatively stable for manufacturers that have downstream businesses operations

EnergyTrend anticipates end of decline in PV prices in Q2 as demand in China returns

2015-04-16

EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce (Taipei, Taiwan), forecasts that the total amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed world-wide in 2015 will reach 51.4 GW in its newest “PV Gold Report”. The same report also predicts Asia-Pacific will continue to be ahead of other regions in the amount of PV installed in 2015, accounting for 60% and above globally. China in particular will represent 35% of the world’s PV market with its estimated installed capacity at 17.8 GW. In sum, demand in China exerts a lot of influence on the price movements in the PV industry, EnergyTrend notes. Read more...

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EnergyTrend notes that solar PV module prices are relatively stable for manufacturers that have downstream businesses operations

EnergyTrend anticipates end of decline in PV prices in Q2 as demand in China returns

2015-04-16

EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce (Taipei, Taiwan), forecasts that the total amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed world-wide in 2015 will reach 51.4 GW in its newest “PV Gold Report”. The same report also predicts Asia-Pacific will continue to be ahead of other regions in the amount of PV installed in 2015, accounting for 60% and above globally. China in particular will represent 35% of the world’s PV market with its estimated installed capacity at 17.8 GW. In sum, demand in China exerts a lot of influence on the price movements in the PV industry, EnergyTrend notes. Read more...

Risen Energy solar PV plant at Qinghai, China, 20 MW

Risen Energy & Wuhai City ink agreement for 200 MW of PV modules and 1 GW solar projects in Inner Mongolia

2015-04-16

Risen Energy Co., Ltd. (Ningbo, China) on April 15th, 2015 announced an agreement with the governments of Wuhai City and Haibowan district in Inner Mongolia on the supply of 200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and 1 GW of PV project construction. Read more...

BioTherm has built the “Aries” solar PV plant with an installed capacity of 10.8 MW, located on a 20-hectare site approximately 36 km southwest of the town Kenhardt in the Northern Cape Province

BioTherm Energy secures 251 MW of preferred bidder appointments from South African DOE including 131 MW of PV

2015-04-16

BioTherm Energy Ltd, a South African entity and an African-based independent power producer, re-inforced its position as a leading renewable energy company following the South African Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement of Preferred Bidders of Round 4 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP). The company recently secured preferred bidder appointment for three projects: the 120 MW Golden Valley wind facility, the 45 MW Aggeneys solar PV plant and 86 MW Konkoonsies II solar PV facility, totaling 251 MW of installed capacity. Read more...

EDF Energies Nouvelles PV plant in France

EDF Energies Nouvelles, Marubeni enter the Chilean solar PV market with a first 146 MWp project

2015-04-14

Pursuing its international expansion, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF, Paris, France) announces its expansion into Chile. Its new local subsidiary, EDF EN Chile, has entered into binding project finance agreements and concluded a partnership for a 146 MWp photovoltaic project, the company reports. Read more...

Q1, 2015 Solar VC funding fell to USD 189 million in 26 deals, compared to USD 315 million in 16 deals in Q4, 2014

Mercom Capital: Total corporate solar funding comes in at USD 6.4 billion in Q1, 2015

2015-04-14

Mercom Capital Group (Austin, TX. US.), a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, on April 13th, 2015 released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the first quarter of 2015. Total global corporate funding in the solar sector, including venture capital/private equity (VC), debt financing, and public market financing raised by public companies, almost doubled with USD 6.4 billion, compared to USD 3.4 billion in Q4, 2014. Read more...

Trina Solar will also supply 300,000 PV modules for a PV plant constructed by Toyo Engineering in Hosoe on Kyushu Island, prefecture of Miyazaki. Image: Artist’s rendering

Trina Solar to supply PV modules totaling 116 MW to Japan's largest solar power project

2015-04-13

Trina Solar Limited (Changzhou, China) on April 13th, 2015 announced it has signed a solar photovoltaic (PV) module supply agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation to supply approximately 116 MW high efficiency modules to the largest solar power project in Japan, an approximately 231 MW megawatt facility to be built in Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture. Read more...

Scatec Solar has developed the 75 MW Kalkbult PV project in South Africa

Scatec Solar awarded PV projects totaling 258 MW in latest bidding round in South Africa

2015-04-13

South Africa’s Department of Energy has awarded Scatec Solar ASA (Oslo, Norway) a preferred bidder status for three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined nominal capacity of 258 MW in the fourth round of the "Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme" in South Africa. The PV plants will be located in Upington in the Northern Cape region, and project financing is already arranged as part of the bid preparations, the company reports. Read more...

The largest asset finance deals included the 100 MW Xina Solar One solar thermal complex in South Africa

BNEF: South Africa stands out Q1, 2015 clean energy investment; Solar up 7% y/y

2015-04-13

Global investment in clean energy was US 50.5 billion in the first quarter of 2015, down 15% from Q1 2014, as deal-making slowed in big markets such as China, Europe and Brazil, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF, London and New York). Authoritative BNEF statistics published on April 10th, 2015 show fewer large-ticket transactions in the January–March period of this year than in Q1, 2014. By sector, the Q1, 2015 investment figures show solar up 7% from a year earlier, at USD 31.8 billion, wind down 30% at USD 15.1 billion, biomass and waste-to-energy up 94% at USD 1.7 billion, and biofuels down 64% at USD 447 million. Investment in energy smart technology companies slumped 91% to USD 281 million. Read more...

SunEdison on April 8th, 2015 announced the groundbreaking for the 22.6 MW Seven Sisters solar PV project in Southern Utah

SunEdison to build solar PV plants in Utah totaling 262 MW

2015-04-10

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont, California, US) on April 9th, 2015 announced that it has signed agreements to construct and install three new utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in southern Utah with a total capacity of 262 MW. PacifiCorp, an electric utility that serves 1.8 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers, will purchase the solar power through three 20-year power purchase agreements according to its obligation under the federal Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act. Read more...

BNEF forecasts new U.S. solar installations to reach an all-time annual high of 9.1GW in 2015 thus essentially contributing to “de-carbonization”. Image: Canadian Solar

US power sector emissions poised to fall to two-decade low due to new records expected for renewables deployment, coal retirements, and gas burn

2015-04-09

2015 should prove to be a watershed year for the “de-carbonization” of the US power sector, with record volumes of coal-fired capacity to be shuttered, renewables capacity to be built, and natural gas to be consumed. The result, according to research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF): CO2 emissions from the power sector should drop to their lowest level since 1994. Three factors will combine to make 2015 one for the record books according to new BNEF research and forecasts. Read more...

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