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Japanese firms Nippon Paper Industries and Mitsubishi Corporation have teamed up to develop a 21MW PV facility in Komatsushima-shi, Tokushima prefecture, Japan.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has come out of a period of low sales in the second half of 2012, reporting NT$1,023 million in revenue for the month of April, a 9.74% month-over-month increase.
India’s Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop pilot projects in PV, solar thermal and hydrogen.
Germany is continuing to strive for a diplomatic resolution to the European Union’s ongoing investigation into the alleged dumping of Chinese solar modules in Europe.
China Merchants New Energy Group Limited has inked a joint venture agreement with state-owned Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps Investment Co which seeks to invest and build a 300MW PV plant in China.
A report commissioned by the group lobbying for trade duties on Chinese solar products has described claims made in an earlier study that tariffs would cost the European solar industry €27.8 billion as “highly questionable”.
The Indian government has confirmed it will offer developers the option to bid for solar projects with or without a domestic content requirement (DCR), which could serve to placate domestic grievances against importers of modules.
Taiwan-based multicrystalline wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET) said that increased demand since November 2012 drove utilisation rates above 95% in April 2013.
The Heraeus Photovoltaics business unit, part of German technology firm Heraeus, has upgraded its PV laboratory in Shanghai, China, in order to increase its local support to Chinese cell manufacturers.
Global PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy’s Chinese subsidiary has won a bid to supply 220MW of its multicrystalline modules to China Power Investment (CPI) Corporation.