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Tier-one PV manufacturer, JA Solar has said it is ramping its P-type monocrystalline solar cells (PERCIUM) to 170MW in 2014 and plans to reach a capacity of 350MW in 2015.
Market research firm, IHS, has again raised its global PV market demand forecast for 2014.
Trade association, SEMI has reported clear signals of a recovery in worldwide PV manufacturing equipment orders with the book-to-bill ratio rebounding strongly to 1.24 in the first quarter of 2014.
Indian cell manufacturer Indosolar has confirmed that it will more than double its manufacturing capacity this year with orders from the country’s national solar mission continuing to roll in.
PV laser systems specialist, InnoLas Solutions has appointed Ernst Hartmannsgruber as its new director of sales and marketing, effective May 1, 2014.
Market research firm, TrendForce, and its EnergyTrend arm are expecting a significant fall in production utilisation rates in Taiwan by the end of June, ahead of the next US anti-dumping verdict which includes for the first time Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturers.
Taiwan-based solar cell and module manufacturer, Gintech Energy, reported sales in May, 2014 of NT$1,705 million (US$56.8 million), continuing its higher sales level which spiked in March.
‘Black Silicon’ material start-up, Natcore Technology said it would collaborate with Fraunhofer ISE on independent analysis of Natcore’s passivation techniques for both cell performance and production costs as the company pushes to commercialise the technology.
The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) has elected a number of new members to its board during its AGM during Intersolar Europe.
PV equipment specialist, Singulus Technologies, has supplied a turnkey PV production line to a newly formed subsidiary of optical disc manufacturer, BOD Group, located in Lithuania.
Hanplast, a high-precision plastic mouldings engineering firm based in Poland is the first company to deploy Meyer Burger’s ‘SmartWire’ interconnect technology in a PV module assembly plant.
The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) reported May 2014 revenue of NT$2,624 million (US$87.5 million) a new historical high.
Schmid Group has secured a major equipment order with China-based PV manufacturer, Shaanxi Youser Photovoltaic Technology Co. Ltd.
The first vertically integrated PV manufacturer in the MENA region, Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), has officially opened a 300MW PV module production plant, located in a Doha industrial zone, Qatar.
Having recently reporting full-year solar cell and module shipment guidance of between 2.7GW and 2.9GW, JA Solar is also increasing solar cell capacity from 2.5GW to 2.8GW to better match module capacity levels.