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Taiwan-based solar cell producer, E-Ton Solar Tech Co reported sales of over NT$423 million (US$14 million approx) for the month of March.
Taiwan-based solar cell and module manufacturer Gintech Energy reported a significant jump in revenue for the month of March 2014.
The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) and a suite of industry partners have produced an industrial PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) solar cell (156x156mm2) with 21.2% record conversion efficiency, verified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab.
Panasonic Corporation has achieved a record conversion efficiency of 25.6% on a commercial sized (143.7 cm²) monocrystalline-based ‘HIT’ solar cell.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Trina Solar claims to have set a new performance record for a module using p-type monocrystalline wafers of 326.3W, an output independently verified by TUV Rheinland.
Major Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturer, Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported record sales of approximately US$83.2 million (NT$2,518 million) for March, 2014.
Global solar developer, SunEdison has dropped a 20MW project following concerns about domestic manufacturing supply in India.
Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar is expecting capital expenditure to reach US$213 million in 2014 as it targets expansion of capacity from ingot/wafer through to 1GW of extra module capacity.
The top 50 module manufacturers are to add 10GW of new capacity in 2014, predicts PV Pulse.
The joint provision liquidators (JPLs) of LDK Solar chose not to bail out the company’s German subsidiary Sunways, according to new SEC filing by LDK.
Wet chemicals equipment processing specialist, RENA, has started insolvency proceedings under self-administration as it attempts to restructure after failing to gain a financing solution for debts encountered at a subsidiary, SH+E.
Trina Solar has said that all of its in-house produced solar cells will conform to IEC62804 Ed.1.0 (82/685/NP) standards, also known as the PID Test from April 2014 onwards.
Sunways, a German subsidiary of stricken Chinese firm LDK Solar, has entered insolvency proceedings for the second time.
Major PV equipment supplier, Meyer Burger, has finally stripped away its long-standing tool order backlog from its balance sheet as sales plummeted in 2013 and losses increased.
The fifth edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) released today, continues to emphasise the critical need to reduce material costs from wafers to modules, but also highlights the need for increased cell efficiencies and higher throughput fabrication equipment as material cost reductions get harder to implement.