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Singapore-based integrated PV module manufacturer REC Solar ASA has reported module sales down 16% quarter-on-quarter due to weaker demand in Europe and declining ASPs.
Major tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS said it was mulling over further capacity expansion plans as shipments and revenue rebound after merger with sister company.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer TSEC Corporation is pitching its future competitiveness on plans to migrate to advanced N-type monocrystalline heterojunction (HJ) and advanced multicrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology over the next few years.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has said its new production facility for solar cells and modules in Malaysia has started ramping on schedule and was expected reach capacity within two months.
JA Solar will establish a 500MW cell and module plant in India, it has been confirmed.
Tempress Systems, a subsidiary of Amtech Systems, has received a multi-system order for its “next-generation” solar diffusion system from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China.
Meyer Burger has secured an order for passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology equivalent to 2.5GW of annual capacity.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar said it was building a 400MW solar cell plant in Penang, Malaysia as well as adding capacity for high-performance monocrystalline and multicrystalline cells and modules, while establishing a JV module partnership with Essel in India.
Consumer electronics and PV materials manufacturer Panasonic will invest ¥9.5 billion to expand its solar cell and module production lines in its home country of Japan by 150MW a year.
Integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld said its Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology had proved a big hit in the US market and would reach 430MW of production capacity at its US-based plant in Hillsboro, US in the second quarter of 2015.
Sharp Corporation reported its Solar Cells unit significantly increased sales and operating income in FY2014 due to strong domestic demand and its shift to downstream PV mega-solar project business.
Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported first quarter 2015 sales down around 37% from the same period a year ago as demand remained weak.
Taiwanese crystalline silicon cell manufacturer Gintech Energy is to build a 350MW cell production facility in Thailand.
Hanwha Q CELLS, which recently merged with Hanwha Solar One, has taken preliminary steps to selling securities worth up to US$500 million.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist, Amtech Systems has reported its highest level of tool order backlog in three years as part of reporting its fiscal second quarter 2015 financial results.