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First Solar has guided 2015 PV module shipments almost double those of 2014. The CdTe thin-film leader expects shipments to be in the range of 2.8GW to 2.9GW.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has appointed SMA America’s current executive vice president of sales, Marko Wittich to also be its
president and general manager.
High-technology equipment manufacturer Intevac is currently qualifying its second ‘MATRIX’ PVD system with another tier-1 PV manufacturing customer.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy is to expand its Xinjiang polysilicon plant capacity by around 8,000MT per annum to bring capacity up to 18,000MT with the expansion expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
Sungrow Power has entered into an agreement with Yu County Jinyang New Energy, a subsidiary of GCL New Energy, for Sungrow to provide EPC services for a 50MW PV project in Yo County, Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, China.
China-based integrated PV module manufacturer Seraphim Solar System has secured ‘inherent defect’ insurance certification as an extra option for customers on its PV modules from independent insurance broker Solar Insurance and Finance (SolarIF).
India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has published guidelines for the implementation of 2GW of projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Phase-II Batch-III.
Downstream solar developer United PV is to build a 100MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Shanxi province.
US President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released details of the Clean Power Plan — a set of measures designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. As expected, many individuals associated with renewable energy praised the new plan, while others raised qualms about the initiative.
According to Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagetur), the country managed to install just 95.5MW of PV capacity during the month of June 2015.
Singapore-based tier-1 PV manufacturer REC Solar, part of Chinese investment firm Elkem Bluestar provided bullish business figures for the second quarter of 2015.
Wacker’s polysilicon sales may have reached a new peak for the first time in three years in the first quarter of 2015, yet sales declined almost 10% in the second quarter, held up significantly by further penalty payments by customers on terminated long-term supply deals.
Deployment of 1-5MW solar systems in Brazil is forecast to more than triple in 2016, after new net-metering proposals, according to a leading analyst on the Latin America region.
Machine vision manufacturer VITRONIC has secured a major order for its ‘VINSPECsolar’ optical inspection systems from a leading Korean PV manufacturer.
North America-based SkyPower Southeast Asia has won a 50MW solar project in the Indian state of Telangana with another lowest bid at INR5.17/kWh (US$0.0807/kWh).
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar said it had secured more than US$62 million in a loan agreement with The Export-Import Bank of China (TEIBC) to support long-term fixed assets and mid-term working capital for its recently started Malaysia facility. The company said it had already drawn down the US$62 million loan.
TerraForm Global, a subsidiary of PV project developer SunEdison, has priced its initial public offering (IPO) of 45 million shares of its Class A common stock at US$15 per share, which represents US$675 million in gross proceeds.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies has reported new order intake for the first half of 2015 topped €73.1 million, significantly up from €25.2 million in the prior year period.
India-based PV developer Welspun Renewables has commissioned the 34MW Bhatinda solar project in the Indian state of Punjab.
Integrated PV manufacturer SolarWorld has updated full-year guidance for 2015, which includes expecting to report a profit for the first time in several years on shipments of over 1GW.
President Obama will release the final version of the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) clean power rules on Monday.
Electronics firm Panasonic reported a small sales decline within its Eco Solutions business unit for the first quarter of its 2016 financial year.
PV manufacturer ET Solar is launching a new multicrystalline AC module with a new ultra-thin integrated microinverter from Northern Electric and Power (NEP).
The Australian solar industry veteran whose company has bought out Sungevity Australia said he has “ignored his own oft-quoted advice” to go into the rooftop solar business.
The Saudi Electric Company (SEC) has agreed a deal to build a 50MW solar power plant with a power purchase agreement in place at a rate of 0.1875 Riyals (US$0.049).