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N-type monocrystalline wafer producer, Comtec Solar Systems Group said that recent qualification starts by two potentially new unidentified customers coupled to estimated demand growth would lead to a 300MW capacity expansion.
China-based solar wafer producer turned project developer, United Photovoltaics said in a financial statement that it expected to make a profit after tax of around US$46.5 million in the first-half of 2014.
The domestic content requirement (DCR) for the latest batch of tenders under India’s JNNSM national solar programme is a “step backwards” and should be “short term” until anti-dumping duties are implemented.
The imposition of new trade duties on Chinese modules with components from outside the mainland will not impact US solar deployment in 2014, according to EnergyTrend.
Yingli Green is to supply 108,000 of its YGE 72 cell series modules to a 32MW PV power plant project to be built next year in Okayama, Japan.
Rises in consumer electricity prices, caused in part by a backlog of unbuilt PV projects, could put Japan’s solar industry in serious danger of losing support, a Tokyo-based analyst has warned.
A Pakistan PV wholesaler has told PV Tech the country’s nascent solar industry could face “total collapse” unless a tax on imported solar equipment is lifted.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation, threatened with abolition by prime minister Tony Abbott’s government, is to give the country’s residential and commercial solar sectors a A$120 million shot in the arm.
United Photovoltaics has completed the acquisition of a 20MW solar project in Qinghai province, China.
Market conditions and not the Chinese government’s so-called ‘cull list’ will drive consolidation of the country’s solar sector, an industry analyst has said.
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published guidelines for developers bidding in the next part of its national solar programme.
R&D centre, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) has officially opened its module development and testing laboratory the CleanTech Park in Singapore.
A further 52 Chinese firms have been selected to feature on a list of government-approved manufacturers.
An antenna tower in Australia serving a broadcaster will be the site of a solar-plus-storage project funded by the German government and designed to deliver power 24 hours a day.
Work continues apace on the new factory that will serve as a “blueprint” for the future plans of Japanese thin-film module manufacturer Solar Frontier, with the company confirming to PV Tech that it will target a cell efficiency of 15% on its production lines.