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Wafer producer Nexolon, which plans to invest more than US$115 million to become a major US-based PV module manufacturer has selected the n-PASHA Alliance (RENA, ECN and Tempress Systems) to provide its advanced n-type solar cell technology for bi-facial module production.
REC is expanding its regional sales footprint by opening its first sales operations in Dubai, UAE and is displaying at Intersolar Europe a bi-facial PV module concept said to be ideal for desert conditions.
A cash injection from Qatar Solar Technologies and bondholder settlements on some of its debts would seem to have pulled SolarWorld from the brink of bankruptcy.
German solar EPC firm Belectric has agreed a 30% extension to its credit line.
German manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS is to supply modules to what is said to be Japan’s largest solar power plant.
Solar-Fabrik has signed a distribution partnership with BayWa re renewable energy GmbH.
PV system integrator, IBC Solar is planning to showcase independent power supply solutions for remote, off-grid locations at Intersolar Europe this week.
Qujing municipal government in Yunnan province China has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Yingli Green Energy to provide around 21 PV power plants in the region with a total planned capacity of 3GW.
Having guided higher wafer shipments for the second quarter of 2013 due to customer adoption of its M2 multicrystalline wafers, LDK Solar is launching its next generation M3 power wafer at Intersolar Europe this week.
Claiming to be closing the gap with mainstream polycrystalline silicon module technology, Solar Frontier’s latest champion CIS thin-film module has reached a conversion efficiency of 14.6%
An R&D collaboration between Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and silicon thin-film manufacturer, Masdar PV, could potentially enable module efficiencies above 20%.
Having set a record CIGS module conversion efficiency record at the beginning of the year, TSMC Solar has announced a new champion record of 15.7%.
UEM, the grid operator and power utility company of the French city of Metz, has commissioned a 4.5MW solar park in La Fare-les-Oliviers, a village near Aix-en-Provence in the south of the country built by Conergy.
BenQ Solar, a division of Taiwan-based AU Optronics Corp has partnered with IRFTS, a specialist known for its ‘Easy Roof Evolution’ systems, is to develop an exclusive building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) mounting systems for customers in France and the Benelux countries.
An industrial partnership between Pufin Group and Eurener Group expects to fill the gap left by Chinese rivals impacted by anti-dumping duties within the EU and capitalise on the expected increase in demand for solar cells and modules made within Europe.
German and EU-based module manufacturers are not expected to benefit from the EU anti-dumping duties against Chinese rivals due simply to the market declining as a result, according to S.A.G. Solarstrom CEO, Karl Kuhlmann.
Suntech Power Holdings claims to have sourced PV module components outside China to avoid anti-dumping duties imposed on the company by the European Commission of 48.6%.
Reduced German feed-in tariffs and rising module prices due to the impact of the EU anti-dumping investigation and preliminary duties mean the free-field PV project business in Germany is dead, according to major project developer, juwi.
Reiterating China’s need to reduce emissions, Premier Li Keqiang told the State Council executive that the country needed to implement a range of key policies to support the domestic PV industry.
Having successfully exited insolvency proceedings, centrotherm photovoltaics has been hit by the cancellation of a long-standing order by CEEG to build a €290 million PV module assembly plant in Algeria.
Photovoltaics and semiconductor specialist materials provider Voltaix is be acquired by Air Liquide for an undisclosed sum.
Soon after its opening ceremony, China Sunergy (CSUN) said that it had started PV module shipments from its joint venture plant in Istanbul, Turkey.
David Hogg, the former COO of Suntech Power Holdings and most recently the CEO of Norwegian solar cell and module manufacturer, Innotech Solar has joined PV project developer, ib vogt as CEO.
Having established the PV cell performance characterization laboratory at NREL in 1980 and devoted more than three decades to photovoltaic science, Dr. Keith Emery of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will receive the William R. Cherry Award at IEEE PVSC.
Martifer Solar has extended its services for its global customer base by integrating over 250 PV power plants into a new ‘Energy Portal’ to facilitate monitoring, service and maintenance operations for customers.