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SolarWorld has claimed that talks to find a settlement in the US-China trade row ended in July however PV Tech understands hopes for a deal have not been entirely extinguished.
World leaders negotiating global climate change policies are “10 to 15 years out of date” when discussing renewable energy technology.
Almost 100MW worth of plans to install new PV generation capacity have been unveiled this week, with two new projects totalling 80MW added to the large-scale project on a former golf course which was reported yesterday by PV Tech.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has announced the lifting of a controversial import tax on solar equipment.
A late burst of distributed solar projects will help ensure China achieves a record PV installation rate of 14GW this year, according to Tang Cheng, chairman of GCL New Energy.
Taiwan-based PV producer, Motech Industries reported relatively strong sales in November that have recovered to levels before sales declined earlier in the year due to the US anti-dumping case.
The former golf course is in Nakagawa, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan and will sell power generated to the grid.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Gintech Energy, reported a major turnaround in monthly sales for November, having seen a slide since June, due to the US anti-dumping case.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET), reported sales in November of NT$1,460 million (US$46.79 million), down 5.6% on the previous month.
Trina Solar, newly crowned as 2014’s top module manufacturer, is buying a minority stake in Shuntai Leasing in a move aimed at underpinning its downstream and manufacturing growth plans.
Witnesses from SolarWorld, Trina, Yingli, SunEdison, Gintech and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) gave evidence in Washington as the US-China trade row approaches its conclusion.
The merger of Hanwha SolarOne and Hanwha Q CELLS is set to proceed in a deal estimated to cost Hanwha SolarOne around US$1.2 billion in an all-stock transaction.
Module manufacturer Yingli will develop utility-scale and distributed solar projects in Thailand as part of a consortium that includes Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.
Chinese module manufacturer Suntech is targeting an increase in its market share for PV modules in the Benelux countries from 3% to 13% by 2015.
Major PV manufacturer JA Solar has shipped 100MW of PV modules to the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Pakistan.