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The State Grid Corporation of China, the world’s largest state-owned utility company, has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii).
German PV project developer Solarstrom has filed for insolvency at the District Court of Freiburg.
Specialist US-based solar wafer producer, 1366 Technologies has received a further US$2.5 million in Series C financing bringing the round to a total of US$17.5 million.
Meyer Burger’s subsidiary, Roth & Rau has won the first order for its ‘PiXDRO JETx’ ink jet printing technology for high-efficiency solar cells for a US-based customer’s production facility in Malaysia.
Restructuring and cost-cutting efforts at PV equipment and technology specialist, Amtech Systems helped limit fourth quarter financial year losses to US$1.7 million, a highlight in what has been another difficult year for the company.
Philip Fan, independent director and board member at Suntech Power Holdings, has resigned his position with immediate effect, according to an SEC filing.
A multi-million euro investment is being made by China-based start-up, Nanjing Sunport Power Co. Ltd., in purchasing a complete, back-contact PV module assembly lines from Dutch manufacturer, Eurotron.
Spanish independent power producer Grupo T-Solar (T-Solar) has inaugurated its first plant in the US, a 25MWp project in the city of El Centro, Imperial Valley, California.
A consortium headed by GE Energy Financial Services has completed an equity investment in the 143MW Catalina Solar PV power station in Rosamund, California.
China-based thin-film module producer, Astronergy, is to buy Conergy’s Frankfurt modules factory.
Major PV project developer, SunEdison, is continuing to restructure is its financial business model to capitalise on growth plans and attract low-cost finance.
Tier one PV energy provider (PVEP), Canadian Solar, has said that due to the scale of planned PV power plant projects in China, module demand is expected to exceed 10GW in 2014.
Owners of PV systems should take “more responsibility” for the cost of adding PV generated electricity to transmission networks, Gunnar Lorenz, head of the distribution system operator (DSO) unit at electricity company trade body Eurelectric, has said.
The Suntech module brand will stay in use after the long-running acquisition of the firm’s manufacturing arm is completed, Shunfeng executive chairman Zhang Yi has told PV Tech.
PV project developer, Strata Solar has secured a 160MW module supply deal with China-based BYD that includes the supply of batteries that will be used with some its utility-scale projects planned for 2014.