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  • Conergy

    Conergy scoops 60MW in Brazil PV auction

    28 minutes ago

    Global downstream PV player Conergy has emerged as another winner in Brazil’s latest national renewable energy auction, securing 60MW of capacity.

  • NextEra sheds light on new details regarding merger with Hawaiian Electric

    10 hours ago

    Clean energy company NextEra Energy — along with Hawaiian Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company and Maui Electric Company Limited — announced new details for NextEra’s merger with the three companies, which includes a collection of 85 commitments that will help spur Hawaii’s drive towards a 100% renewable energy future by 2045.

  • Canadian Solar, Southern Power announce partnership for 200MW California plant

    10 hours ago

    Solar power company Canadian Solar announced that its subsidiary — solar project developer Recurrent Energy —has signed off on an agreement with Southern Power in which Southern will take hold of a controlling interest in the 200MW Tranquillity Solar Power Project in California.

  • JA Solar

    JA Solar and Essel production plans in India taking different course – report

    19 hours ago

    Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JA Solar and India’s Essel Infraprojects are planning to build a solar cell production plant ahead of a PV module assembly plant, according to Bloomberg.

  • MB.

    Meyer Burger brings Roth & Rau production and R&D into parent brand

    24 hours ago

    Roth & Rau, technology and product subsidiary of PV equipment specialist Meyer Burger, is to be renamed to bring it further into the fold of the parent company.

  • EGP plant

    Enel Green Power wins big in Brazil

    24 hours ago

    Italian-based developer Enel Green Power (EGP) was the big winner in the latest solar-dedicated auction in Brazil while average prices per MWh fell below US$85.

  • comtec solar

    Comtec shifting mono wafer production to larger size on US demand

    01 September 2015, 10:31

    Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group has reported first half year financial results that included a shift to the production of larger wafers to meet demand from US-based customer Mission Solar.

  • PANASONIC

    Japan’s quarterly module shipments fall below 2GW

    01 September 2015, 10:12

    The first reported quarterly figures for PV module shipments in Japan in the country’s current financial year show a drop below the 2GW mark for the first time since JFY2013.

  • Sky Solar

    Sky Solar revenue soars as projects start generating cash

    01 September 2015, 07:59

    Global project developer Sky Solar has reported a 54.2% increase in its Q2 revenue as a number of projects began contributing to the company’s cash flow.

  • GT Adanced Technologies

    GTAT downsizing business with 40% workforce reduction

    31 August 2015, 14:54

    PV and sapphire materials equipment specialist GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) said it would undertake a major reduction in its global workforce as it reduces expenses inline with a revised business plan ahead of expectations of emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Q CELLS

    Hanwha Q CELLS CTO resigns

    31 August 2015, 13:41

    Major PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has appointed Seung Deok Park to its Board of Directors.

  • Image: GCL-Poly

    GCL-Poly increases polysilicon and wafer production to offset ASP and profit decline

    31 August 2015, 13:11

    The largest polysilicon producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings increased production of both polysilicon and solar wafers to offset ASP declines that limited first half year revenue and profits.

  • Hanergy Thin Film Power Group

    Hanergy Thin Film to shed 2,000 jobs as sales to parent drop 90%

    30 August 2015, 10:30

    PV thin film equipment and module producer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) said in reporting first half 2015 financial results that it would be restructuring its operations with the loss of around 2,000 jobs, 37% of its workforce of 5,458 at the end of the reporting period.

  • sunedison

    Adani MoU with SunEdison remains alive

    28 August 2015, 14:19

    Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises said in a financial filing in response to a query by Indian exchange, BSE, that its MoU with SunEdison that includes a US$3 billion JV investment in PV manufacturing facilities in India remained “subsisting”.

  • Energy modelling software picked up by Sharp’s storage and CALSEIA’s solar analysis

    28 August 2015, 12:02 | 1

    Sharp Electronics will add software modelling the performance of energy storage systems made by Energy Toolbase to its Smartstorage systems, following an earlier announcement that the California Solar Energy Industries’ Association (CALSEIA) will also use the software platform.

Publications

  • Photovoltaics International 27th Edition

    Now that the PV industry has unquestionably entered a new growth phase, all eyes are on which technologies will win through into the mainstream of PV manufacturing. PERC, n-type, p-type bifacial, heterojunction – all have become familiar terms in the ever-growing constellation of solar cell technologies. The question is which will offer manufacturers what they are looking for in improving efficiencies and cutting costs.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.

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