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Major PV energy provider, SunEdison, has added Gujarat, India to the list of potential sites for its plans to become a fully integrated PV manufacturer.
The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) reported record sales in December, primarily due to its PV project developer subsidiary, General Energy Solutions (GES) selling a US project for US$26 million.
Market research firm IHS has detailed what it deems to be some of the key PV industry market trends in 2015.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued further government guidelines on the need for a major consolidation of PV manufacturing companies.
Taiwan-based solar cell producers, Motech Industries and Topcell Solar International (TSI), have announced plans to merge operations, potentially creating the largest merchant solar cell producer, with around 3GW of capacity.
PV equipment supplier SCHMID Group is partnering with Pekintas Group to build a 200MWp turnkey PV cell and module manufacturing facility in Russia for start-up, Solar Systems. Financial details were not disclosed.
Chinese tier one PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has claimed a new world record for power output from its Honey Plus high efficiency multi-crystalline silicon module of 324.5Wp.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Amtech Systems has acquired a majority stake in atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment firm SoLayTec from another equipment supplier, RENA.
Italian specialist solar cell producer MegaCell and turnkey equipment and technology supplier, RCT Solutions are collaborating on establishing a pilot production line for multicrystalline bi-facial solar cells.
PV equipment specialist, Schmid, has revealed its second major tool order of the month, with a contract to supply the first of its turnkey bifacial cell and module Geminus production lines.
The latest figures from global microelectronics industry body SEMI suggest a stumbling recovery for PV equipment suppliers worldwide.
JA Solar, the fastest growing PV manufacturer in 2014, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with PV materials and technology specialist DuPont.
The Silver Institute, a trade association for leading silver producers expects overall industrial demand to increase by 27% through 2018, with demand from the PV industry increasing around 24% in that time frame.
Semiconductor and solar equipment supplier, Orbotech has received a repeat order for its ‘Aurora’ PECVD tools worth around US$15 million.
Taiwan-based PV producer, Motech Industries reported relatively strong sales in November that have recovered to levels before sales declined earlier in the year due to the US anti-dumping case.