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The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported a preliminary net profit in 2014 of NT$243 million (US$ US$7.7 million).
Insolvent PV equipment and wet processing specialist, RENA GmbH has been acquired by Swiss private equity firm, Capvis for an undisclosed sum.
South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea is purchasing multicrystalline solar cells from China Sunergy.
According to reports, LG Electronics is planning to spend around US$145 million on expanding its capacity for its N-type monocrystalline cells and modules.
India’s solar manufacturing sector appears to have received a boost, with solar cell manufacturer Indosolar signing a wafer supply agreement worth US$200 million with Korean company Osung.
The US Energy Department said it would provide US$45 million in new renewable energy funding focused on solar manufacturing technologies and is part of its Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.
The 2015 edition of the SEMI International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV), which will be released during SNEC in Shanghai in late April, will incorporate several key changes to its technology focus.
Schmid Group has followed the start of construction of a new photovoltaics factory in Argentina by opening offices and a warehouse to support the new facility.
Europe’s approach to research and innovation in photovoltaics needs “systemic” change if the continent is to avoid seeing its solar manufacturing industry entirely wiped out in the coming years.
China state-owned aerospace firm, Shanghai Aerospace Automobile Electromechanical Co (HT-SAAE) has revealed verified record solar module efficiencies for both N-type PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) and P-type multicrystalline modules.
The Taiwanese PV manufacturing sector could use the very same loophole that put it in the US government’s crosshairs, to sidestep the punitive duties now faced by its own firms.
A major multinational Japanese firm has ordered two Levitrack Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) systems from Levitech intended for volume production of PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) solar cells including both multicrystalline and n-type wafers.
According to market research firm IHS, Chinese tier-1 PV module suppliers are mostly sold out in the first quarter of 2015 as demand remains strong from markets such as China, Japan and the UK as well as in South America and Central America.
Organisers of the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) have set deadlines for paper abstract submissions for the event being held in mid-September at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany.
PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS, said it would close down all solar cell and module manufacturing capacity in Germany and relocate the lines to its main production facility in Cyberjaya, Malaysia with the loss of 550 jobs.