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Trina Solar is expected to announce its first PV manufacturing plant to be based outside of China, shortly.
PV equipment specialist, Amtech Systems, has secured a follow-on order with US-based PV manufacturer, Mission Solar, in a multi-million dollar deal said to be in the low teens.
Leading-edge PV equipment supplier, SoLayTec has secured an order from US-based PV manufacturer, Mission Solar Energy for its InPassion ALD tool that will be used in production for N-type silicon bifacial solar cell production.
Citing continued strong global growth and market share gains, major PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar said it was planning to expand module capacity in 2015 by 20% to 25%.
Major PV manufacturer JA Solar said it was planning to expand both solar cell and PV module capacity by around 20% in order to keep in alignment with expected global market growth in 2015.
PV manufacturer JA Solar reported a 55.6% increase in module shipments in the third quarter and generated revenue of US$492.2 million, up 24.7% sequentially.
Major PV equipment supplier, Meyer Burger has officially opened its heterojunction (HJ) solar cell pilot production line with CSEM at subsidiary, Meyer Burger Research AG in Hauterive, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Trina Solar has produced n-type and p-type monocrystalline and p-type multicrystalline solar cells with new record conversion efficiencies. Trina Solar expects the technologies used to become part of its future production roadmap.
Major China-based PV manufacturer, JA Solar, has had TUV Rheinland verify its PERC cell technology modules have a record-high >17.2% conversion efficiency, producing a standard 60-cell module with a performance figure above 280W.
One of India’s largest PV module manufacturer’s, Waaree Energies said it would collaborate with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) on incorporating its new ‘Merlin’ technology into its existing production lines.
Ahead of its financial analyst day event, major PV energy provider SunPower has pre-released financial guidance for 2015, while announcing its highly anticipated next wave of manufacturing capacity expansions.
High-tech manufacturing equipment firm, Manz AG reported record revenue for the first nine months of 2014, driven by its Flat Panel Display segment, which generated €179.9 million from the total revenue of €250.9 million.
Having seen a rebound in sales in September, Taiwan-based PV producer, Motech Industries reported sales flat in October, 2014.
Major PV energy provider, Canadian Solar, has reported record quarterly results for the third quarter of 2014, while guiding higher shipments and revenue for the fourth quarter.
A second US PV manufacturer has voiced concern that trade proposals could inadvertently classify its products as Chinese.