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China-based PV manufacturer Hareon Solar said that its initial Phase 1 160MW solar cell production plant in India was part of more ambitious plans to establish a 1GW state-of-the-art solar cell facility in a joint venture with Indian firm Dalmia Group.
Chinese PV manufacturer Hareon Solar plans to set up a 160MW cell production project in India through its wholly owned-subsidiary Hareon Solar Power along with Keshav Power, an arm of business conglomerate Dalmia.
Swiss/Hungarian silicon thin-film equipment and technology firm Ecosolifer has been reported to be planning an 80MW module assembly plant in Brazil, using its proprietary amorphous silicon deposition technology on monocrystalline wafers produced at its plant in Csorna, Hungary.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Amtech Systems is selling the majority of its stake in subsidiary Kingstone Technology to China-based venture capital firm, Suzhou Zhuo Jing Investment Center for around US$13.6 million.
Investment in solar power in India could surpass investment in coal by 2019-20, with US$35 billion already committed by global companies, according to a Deutsche Bank report.
Chinese conglomerate Tongwei Group has taken a 10% stake in Taiwanese cell manufacturer Gintech.
The Brazilian senate has passed a bill to reduce the tax burden on imports of certain components and machinery used in the production of PV equipment.
Germany-headquartered PV manufacturer SolarWorld has had a record efficiency for a PERC solar cell of 21.7% independently verified by the photovoltaic calibration laboratory (CalLab) of Fraunhofer ISE.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) figures have underlined previous analysis by PV Tech suggesting a mass overseas relocation of production capacity by Chinese PV manufacturers in response to increasingly hostile trading conditions.
Nanoelectronics research group imec says it has made a “breakthrough” in developing perovskite-based thin-film photovoltaics (PV), recording an active area efficiency of 11.9% with its module.
Griguol Impianti Elettrici is at an advanced stage of constructing the world’s largest bifacial PV system ‘La Hormiga’ at 2.5MWp in Chile, using technology from Italy-based module manufacturer MegaCell, which is part of Mega Group.
Shi Lei, VP of HT-SAAE, a leading dedicated monocrystalline solar cell and module producer, sees growing demand across multiple markets for high-efficiency modules and explains what is driving its sales growth.
PV manufacturer Wuxi Suntech, a subsidiary of Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) has reported verified solar cell efficiency gains for its recently introduced monocrystalline and multicrystalline ‘HyPro’ silicon solar cells.
R&D expenditure in 2014 increased by almost US$100 million from the previous year to reach a new record of US$512.75 million from 12 major tier-one PV module manufacturers, PV Tech has historically tracked in its annual PV R&D spending report.
A new chief operating officer has been chosen and approved at German high-tech equipment manufacturer Manz AG.