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Wuxi Suntech, the PV module manufacturing arm of clean energy developer, Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) is re-entering the US market with a suite of new products.
Major PV materials supplier Heraeus has said that its front-side metallisation paste has been used at SolarWorld’s R&D line in Freiberg, Germany to produce PERC cells with a record conversion efficiency of 21.7%.
Taiwan-based wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) sales in August, 2015 continued a trend of limited volatility due to high-utilisation rates experienced since April 2014.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer E-Ton Solar Tech continued to experience erratic sales in August, which decline 23.4% from the previous month.
PV equipment specialist InnoLas Solutions has appointed GCD Sunlight as its exclusive sales agent in China.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Motech Industries retained strong sales in August, flat with the previous month.
The precarious financial position of major tier-one PV manufacturer Yingli Green was further highlighted in its second quarter financial results and subsequent earnings call with financial analysts.
GCL Poly is in the process of selling off its non-solar businesses and will emerge from a proposed US$500 million sale to focus on polysilicon and wafer manufacturing and sales, as well as PV plant development.
Solar, storage and clean energy testing and accreditation house Fraunhofer ISE has claimed that its newest reference photovoltaic cell “significantly reduces” measurement uncertainty and can be used to take accurate field measurements of solar insolation.
Brazil must establish a “specific industrial policy” for domestic PV manufacturing so it can produce the 2GW of solar equipment necessary to operate 61 solar plants planned for 2017, according to the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (Absolar).
According to PV Tech’s preliminary analysis, global PV manufacturing expansion plans for the month of August 2015 neatly totalled 1,000MW, down over 72% from 3,680MW in the previous month, but significantly higher than announcements made in August 2014, which only totalled 50MW.
Major merchant solar cell producer Gintech Energy Corp has reported August 2015 sales of NT$1,435 million (US$40.04 million), down 3% from the previous month but up 65.2% year-on-year as the impact of US anti-dumping duties hit sales with Chinese module manufacturing customers.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell producer Solartech Energy Corp overcame a blip in sales reported in July to report a new record in monthly sales of NT$106.5 million (US$32.7 million).
High-technology equipment manufacturer Intevac said that recent process development work with a tier-one solar cell manufacturer had led to the purchase of a ‘MATRIX’ PVD system.
China-based integrated PV manufacturer Hareon Solar has reported a steep decline in PV module shipments in the first half of 2015.