The share of renewables, excluding hydropower, in India’s energy mix has reached 5.7% as of February this year, up from 4.97% in 2012/13, according to data released by the Central Electricity Authority.
India’s Ministry of new and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is moving forward with its off-grid solar programme, as part of the National Solar Mission (NSM), after a year of the utility-scale sector stealing the limelight.
CIGS thin-film start-up Siva Power has raised US$5 million in new Series D financing to build a pilot line to produce small-scale production to demonstrate its co-evaporation source technology at its facility in Santa Clara, California.
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group’s thin-film equipment manufacturing subsidiary, Fujian Apollo has technically cancelled a 2015 major order worth US$660 million to supply 600MW of a-Si thin-film tools and plant operations to Shangdong Macrolink New Resources Technology Ltd.
Laser systems specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics said was lowering its 2016 sales guidance and cutting global staffing levels by 13%, or around 100 positions, according to employee figures stated in its 2015 annual report.