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India-based PV manufacturer, Vikram Solar is considering a technology collaboration with Finish firm Cencorp in respect to its Metal Wrap Through (MWT) solar cell and Conductive Back Sheet (CBS) based PV module technology.
The PV cell and module manufacturing operations of Dutch firm Pufin Power are to increase their production capacity after securing a supply deal with French distributor Thomson Energy.
PV equipment and technology specialist, Amtech Systems reported a noticeable rebound in sales for its fiscal first quarter of 2014.
Major merchant solar cell and module manufacturer, Neo Solar Power (NSP), posted sales of NT$2,424 million (US$79.9 million) for January, 2014.
The latest solar trade case brought in the US could see American companies produce “Chinese” solar products, if the petitioner SolarWorld’s terms were met, according to a lawyer representing Chinese PV manufacturers.
Roth & Rau, a subsidiary of Meyer Burger, reported a 50% drop in revenue for 2013 compared to the previous year, with increased losses.
SunEdison and the Government of Saudi Arabia are undertaking a feasibility study to establish a fully integrated PV manufacturing complex, including polysilicon production through to PV module assembly at an estimated cost of US$6.4 billion.
Taiwanese cell producers could reach 10GW in 2014 but the spectre of US trade action could yet derail 2013’s growth, according to new research.
Taiwan-based market research firm, TrendForce said that solar cell manufacturers in Taiwan primarily met the US International Trade Commission (ITC) criteria as used in the original case with Chinese cell and module manufacturers.
Stocks in a large-number of PV companies were heavily sold-off last Friday on the same day erroneous market forecasts for PV demand in China and misinterpretation of recent Chinese Government agencies commitment targets for the sector in 2014 emerged.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to SolarWorld Industries Americas request to investigate anti-dumping (AD) and anti-subsidy ‘loop-hole’ claims over imported PV products including solar cells used in Chinese modules supplied from Taiwan.
DuPont microcircuit materials has said that its ‘Solamet’ PV18x series metallisation pastes have been instrumental in raising REC Solar’s multicrystalline modules’ peak power performance (Pmax(Wp)) to new record levels.
An Australian engineer has been awarded £300,000 (US$493,000) by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for his work on increasing the efficiency of solar PV whilst lowering costs.
China Sunergy and the University of New South Wales, Australia (UNSW) are undertaking a five-year R&D programme to significantly improve solar wafer material quality using UNSW’s advanced hydrogenation technology.
Chinese state-owned PV manufacturer, CECEP Solar Energy Technology has used upgrades for Applied Materials ‘Baccini Esatto’ screen printers to produce average multicrystalline solar cell conversion efficiencies of 18.32%.