Solar accounted for more than 50% of new capacity installed between January and March. The number of new grid-connected plants reached 47 in the period, down from 66 a year ago.
Kyocera will invest in US$38 million worth of PV projects in New York State, after entering a tax equity partnership agreement with installer US Light Energy.
Bankrupt PV module manufacturer Shanghai Chaori Solar has stopped production at its Shanghai headquarters as customers cancel orders and it struggles to generate cash flow.
As part of the deal, Proinso will begin distributing JinkoSolar solar PV modules through its extensive sales network in India.
The solar facility is located in Kern County and was commissioned by local utility Southern Company via its subsidiary Southern Power, and Turner Renewable Energy.