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Technology manufacturing equipment firm, Manz AG reported flat first half 2015 sales as orders from several business segments were said to have been delayed or cancelled.
Major PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has secured a CHF29 million (US$29.5 million) order from Swiss/Hungarian silicon thin-film equipment and technology firm EcoSolifer for a 90-100MW heterojunction (HJ) solar cell line.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist centrotherm photovoltaics said that Hans Autenrieth and Peter Augustin are to set down from the management Board of the company at the end of the year.
Laser systems specialist Rofin-Sinar Technologies reported fiscal third quarter sales of US$132.5 million for the third quarter, supported by “excellent sales level in the solar industry,” according to CEO Thomas Merk.
Major Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported preliminary July, 2015 sales of NT$1,713 million (US$54.15 million), down around 5% from the previous quarter, which has been the highest sales month for the company in 2015.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Amtech Systems reported its best quarterly results since 2011, backed by significant sales in its Solar segment.
High-technology equipment manufacturer Intevac is currently qualifying its second ‘MATRIX’ PVD system with another tier-1 PV manufacturing customer.
Machine vision manufacturer VITRONIC has secured a major order for its ‘VINSPECsolar’ optical inspection systems from a leading Korean PV manufacturer.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar said it had secured more than US$62 million in a loan agreement with The Export-Import Bank of China (TEIBC) to support long-term fixed assets and mid-term working capital for its recently started Malaysia facility. The company said it had already drawn down the US$62 million loan.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies has reported new order intake for the first half of 2015 topped €73.1 million, significantly up from €25.2 million in the prior year period.
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.