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The Quality China Solar Congress & Awards Ceremony was held in Changzhou of Jiangsu Province earlier in 2015, which was organised by the independent third-party test & certification organisation, TÜV Rheinland.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JA Solar said its chief technology officer Yong Liu had resigned from the company, effective March 31, 2015.
China-based PV EPC and project developer, China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings reported a 9.3% increase in EPC revenue for 2014, reaching RMB2,060 million (US$332.3 million).
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer Green Energy Technology (GET) reported a net loss for 2014 of NT$1.96 billion (US$62.9 million), despite higher shipments and utilisation rates that remained above 95% in the year.
The PV power plant project development arm of GCL-Poly has signed an agreement with CMB Nanjing bank for solar PV project financing and other corporate activities.
Japan-based CIS thin-film module manufacturer Solar Frontier said it had completed the construction of its Tohoku Plant in March 2015 as expected and plans to start ramping production immediately.
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.