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Chinese tier-one manufacturer Suntech has launched its new HyPro module line at the SNEC show currently underway in Shanghai.
Germany-based PV materials manufacturer Heraeus is to open new R&D centres in mainland China and Taiwan.
The announcement of a 16% efficiency record for a CIGS module by Manz appears to have been trumped just a day later by TSMC Solar, which says it has reached a verified 16.5% efficiency for commercial-size CIGS modules.
Japanese firm Solar Frontier has completed its acquisition of the US project pipeline of developer Gestamp Solar.
Tier-one module manufacturer Trina Solar has secured a 300MW distributed generation (DG) deal in China as it looks to boost its activity in the sector this year.
The solar module-producing division of Japanese ceramics and semiconductor maker Kyocera has partly attributed a decline in sales of solar panels to market conditions in Japan, including the recent struggles over grid capacity for solar projects.
GCL New Energy Holdings has issued US$100 million of convertible bonds via its subsidiary GCL Yield Holding Company to fund the acquisition of solar power generation projects in the People’s Republic of China.
The tariffs levied on Chinese solar products in the EU could be in place more than a year after their expiry in December this year.
Semiconductor equipment makers Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron have agreed to terminate plans for a merger after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) warned about loss of competition from the procedure.
Kyushu Electric, the Japanese utility that last year temporarily suspended new grid applications for large-scale solar, sparking a wave of similar suspensions by other utilities, will install a huge battery project aimed at integrating a higher capacity of renewable energy generation.
China’s Trina Solar has claimed a new efficiency record for a p-type multi-crystalline silicon module of 19.14%.
Yingli has netted RMB588.2 million (US$94.9 million) from the sale of land earmarked for the expansion of its in-house polysilicon operations.
Pakistan has reportedly postponed its renewable energy development plans in favour of liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to local media.
Innovation company GE is collaborating with Toyo Engineering Corporation and renewable energy systems developer Kuni Umi Asset Management Co. in order to help power the 231MW Setouchi Kirei Solar Power Plant in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) has issued a strategy document outlining how the country could reach 100GW of installed PV generation capacity by 2030.
Surprised by the official figures for solar PV installations in China in the first quarter of 2015, Deutsche Bank analyst, Vishal Shah cited renewed momentum in the Chinese market that could result in the 17.8GW government target for the year being surpassed.
Major Taiwanese solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) is collaborating with materials supplier DuPont on high-efficiency metallisation pastes.
PV project developer SPI Solar has launched an international version of its online investment platform solarbao.com.
Japanese tech company Fujitsu launched a cloud-based solar monitoring system in its domestic market on Tuesday.
A joint venture has completed construction of two floating solar power plants in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
Solar panel manufacturer Yingli Solar has obtained a RMB300 million (US$48 million) financing facility for a 50MW PV power plant in Handan City, Hebei Province, China.
According to figures released by China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), a combined total of 5.04GW of new solar capacity was grid connected in the first quarter of 2015.
Australian utility company AGL has called on the country’s regional and local government to “set both binding and aspirational medium and long-term emission reduction targets”, while outlining its own commitments to carbon reduction.
India-based PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar has teamed with Fraunhofer ISE, Meyer Burger, and centrotherm to provide its previously announced plans to include solar cell production as part of overall module capacity expansions.
China-based Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is to build a 10MW gallium arsenide (GaAs) thin-film solar cell R&D and manufacturing plant using recently acquired US start-up Alta Devices technology.