The Swiss equipment maker is instead preparing to commit its future to PV in its European heartland and will start with plans to help Norwegian module maker REC Solar embark on a gigawatt-scale production expansion. AUGUST 15, 2019PETRA HANNEN Backing Europe: REC Solar and Meyer Burger. Image:pv magazine Swiss solar equipment makerMeyer Burgerhas confirmed it has rowed back on a ¡®transformation plan¡¯ for the business ¨C announ
By Cecilia Keating Aug 14, 2019 10:00 AM BST A Pattern Energy PV plant in Chile. Source: Pattern Energy Energy developer Pattern Energy confirmed on Tuesday that it is courting potential takeover suitors, but that so far no agreement or arrangement had been reached. In a tightlipped statement theSan Francisco-based firm said it had ¡°drawn interest from third parties". The statement was in response to aBloomberg reporton Mond
By Jos¨¦ Rojo Mart¨ªn Aug 13, 2019 12:05 PM BST (Image credit: Neoen) Neoen has shed light on its winning project in Portugal¡¯s head-turning solar auction this summer, a tender consultants now say illustrates a new, bolder attitude towards merchant risks. This week, the IPP explained the solar scheme it bagged a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for at the July tender is now at a ¡°very advanced stage¡± of development. The project ¨C desig
By Jos¨¦ Rojo Mart¨ªn Aug 12, 2019 12:05 PM BST The ground-breaking of 171MW Atacama Solar sees Sonnedix hit a 500MW-plus portfolio of solar across various development stages (Credit: Sonnedix) Sonnedix has marked the launch of construction works for a large-scale solar installation in Chile¡¯s Atacama desert, with a view to power up the plant late next year. Regional authorities and executives from the IPP including CEO Axel Thiemann recently at
This new development has brought the country¡¯s cumulative installed solar capacity to more than 9.5 GW. Around 91.5% of the newly installed capacity is represented by PV systems below 1 MW in size. AUGUST 9, 2019EMILIANO BELLINI Image: cmmellow, pixabay South Korea¡¯s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced in a press release this week that the country¡¯s newly installed PV capacity for the first seven months of this year has