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Solar prices in the US in 2013 fell by a further 15% year on year, a study from the Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found.
Reflecting the general recovery in PV equipment sales, Meyer Burger Technology has said it will increase its working capital in a CHF100 million (US$106 million) convertible bond issue.
The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) has said that around the 100 equipment suppliers in the country that support the PV manufacturing supply chain have seen sales rebound in the first half of 2014.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Solartech Energy is investing approximately US$16.2 million in Malaysia-based solar cell producer, TS Solartech Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tek Seng Holdings Bhd.
The Indian government is set to make significant changes to its national solar mission, according to industry observers based in the country.
China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar Technology is raising approximately US$618 million in a non-public offering of shares to fund several key projects related to manufacturing and PV power plant projects.
China-based PV energy firm, United PV, expects to acquire between 500MW and 1,000MW of solar power plants in China this year.
The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) experienced its third consecutive decline in monthly sales due to the impact of the US anti-dumping case.
UK-based thin-film start-up, Oxford Photovoltaics said it would commercialise a perovskite based tandem thin-film for conventional c-Si solar cells ahead of plans to commercialise its BIPV product offering set for 2017.
Taiwan-based PV manufacturer, Motech Industries reported a further drop in revenue for the month of August having been hit hardest by the impact of the US anti-dumping ruling.
Repeated trade actions against Chinese PV manufacturers have failed to have any discernible impact in stopping the country’s industry dominating the global c-Si supply chain, according to analysts NPD Solarbuzz.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Gintech Energy Corp reported a third consecutive slump in monthly sales.
Amtech Systems solar sector subsidiary, Tempress Systems has received an order for a boron diffusion system from a leading Taiwan cell manufacturer.
Taiwanese solar cell producer, Solartech Energy Corp reported a rebound in revenue for August, 2014.
Major PV manufacturers spent around US$422 million in 2013 on R&D activities, down 9% from 2012, according to the annual R&D spending analysis undertaken by PV Tech.