- Industry Roundup
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One of Japan’s largest trading companies, Marubeni, which is already involved in both upstream and downstream sectors of PV industry, has entered the domestic market for residential solar.
Hanergy Thin Film Power (Hanergy TF) remained highly dependent on parent company Hanergy Holding Group for revenue in 2014, gaining revenue for the sales of a small number of PV plants and limited revenue from thin-film sales to IKEA that were outside group transactions.
GE Energy Financial Services and Pacifico Energy — the latter being a subsidiary of Virginia Solar Group — have agreed to a partnership for a third time, teaming up to develop a solar power project in Japan.
Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group reported a 20% revenue drop from the sale of 125mm x 125mm monocrystalline solar wafers, primarily to its largest customer, SunPower in 2014.
Canadian Solar has completed its US$265 million acquisition of Sharp’s solar energy developer Recurrent Energy and enacted a shake-up of its senior management team.
PV project developer Solar Power Inc (SPI) will enter another new regional market, acquiring an 80% stake in a wholesale distribution business in Australia.
Solar Impulse has landed in China after completing the fifth and “most challenging” leg of its record round-the-world flight attempt.
The 3.275 MW Gatton Solar Research Facility at the University of Queensland (UQ) has been completed.
The Indian government is in discussions with international funding and lending agencies to secure at least US$3 billion to finance plans to build multiple gigawatts of new solar capacity.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer and clean energy developer Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) reported a major turnaround in its business operations in 2014, after integrating Wuxi Suntech.
Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings reported group sales of US$4.8 billion and returned to a profit of US$277.9 million in 2014, operating its polysilicon and solar wafer operations at full capacity.
Off-grid renewables specialist Sunlabob Renewable Energy has secured a US$2.1 million investment from UK-based Truestone Global Impact Fund to fund its international expansion.
US renewable energy developer SunEdison is planning to power rural electrification and micro-grid projects in India with vanadium flow batteries, announcing that it plans to purchase 100 megawatt hours-plus from Imergy Power Systems.
In 2015, PV demand in China could top 18GW, according to an updated forecast from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Australia’s anti-dumping commission is nearing its decision on whether or not to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese solar panels.