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Taiwan-based solar cell producer, E-Ton Solar Tech, has reported a decline in revenue for June, following other merchant suppliers in the region ahead of US anti-dumping preliminary findings.
Dow Corning, majority owner of major polysilicon producer, Hemlock Semiconductor, has posted a 12% increase in first-half year revenue and a net income up 20%, compared to the prior year period.
China-based PV manufacturer and project developer, Hareon Solar Technology Corp has signed a major project development framework agreement with Swiss-based PV developer, ILB Helios.
National renewable energy auction organisers in Brazil have said a local content requirement for solar is to be announced within the next fortnight.
Major PV energy provider, SunPower, could announce today plans to expand PV production by as much as 750MW, according to a research note by Deutsche Bank equity analyst, Vishal Shah ahead of SunPower’s second quarter earnings call.
PV manufacturer Kyocera has identified a slowdown in its Japanese solar business as one of the factors behind a fall in income in the first quarter of 2014.
Motives behind a proposal by the largest utility company in Arizona to install 20MW of solar on its customers’ rooftops have been questioned by the US Solar Energy Industries’ Association (SEIA).
The French government has confirmed that its new 400MW PV procurement round will be launched in September.
Thermal processing equipment specialist, BTU International, has reported second quarter sales of US$16.4 million, a 40.7% increase from the previous quarter, while the company booked several PV pilot line equipment orders in the quarter.
The northern province of India, Uttar Pradesh, is calling for bids to develop 300MW of solar capacity.
Materials specialist, AkzoNobel is collaborating with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in a bid to offer lower-cost ALD and PECVD precursors for aluminium oxide passivation layer processing.
The upcoming national renewable energy auction in Brazil has attracted 400 applications for PV plant development.
JinkoSolar has secured US$225 million in fresh investment for its solar projects business and has revised its project forecast up from 400 to 600MW.
The PV Japan show, kicking off today, will see some of Japan’s biggest names in solar look to diversify their range of products and services, while foreign firms continue their attempts to make inroads into the Japanese market.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has lodged charges against a company that it claims sought to dupe investors into backing a non-existent solar plant joint venture.
The new South African subsidiary of module maker Suntech could include local manufacturing, according to the company.
The Chinese government has issued a standardised power purchase agreement (PPA) for large-scale solar power plants.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology has announced a further round of restructuring with heavy job losses after drastically lowering its revenue forecast for the year.
Portuguese firm Martifer Solar has managed to complete an 8MW PV plant in Ukraine amid the ongoing political turmoil in the eastern European country.
One of the largest investor-owned utilities in the USA is looking to use a series of measures that are likely to include customer-side energy storage in order to stave off the need for US$1 billion worth of infrastructure investment.
PV project developer, SPI Solar, has completed its second private placement of shares to generate another US$21.75 million in new funding, just two weeks after its first private placement.
Solar manufacturer and developer, SunPower has begun construction of a 135MW solar power plant.
Photovoltaic generation systems in Germany are “significantly” more profitable than onshore wind installations, new research by Fraunhofer ISE has concluded.
Mission Solar Energy, formerly known as Nexolon America, a joint venture with Korean-owned OCI Solar Power and partner of Texas-based CPS Energy has started PV module production in June and expects N-type monocrystalline solar cell production to start in the early part of the third quarter of 2014.
Solar farm developer, SPCG and PV module manufacturer, Kyocera have completed and commissioned the last of 35 solar power plants in Thailand.
Chinese module maker CSUN has signed a deal with UK importer CPH Solar for its Turkish made panels.
A new mooted global PV industry association could help to dissolve increasing trade friction, the president of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has said.
The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) released a new report on solar energy policy recommendations for the province of Alberta Monday.
The US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has given a contract to Pacific Energy Solutions LLC for the procurement of energy generated from multiple renewable-energy projects.
Infrastructure project investor Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc., (HASI) has reached an agreement with solar panel manufacturer SunPower, Inc. that will see HASI offer US$44.5 million in non-recourse debt to help fund SunPower’s residential solar lease programme.
Potential developers will soon be invited to submit proposals for energy storage demonstration projects in India, with the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) and the country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) actively seeking demonstration projects.
The Brazilian government’s Energy Research Office (EPE) has announced a delay in the national energy auction.
China-based PV inverter manufacturer, Ginlong Technologies said its second generation transformerless Solis PV Inverter had recently achieved UL 1741 certification, enabling the product to be sold in the US.
Hanergy Solar Group has proposed a name change to better reflect its focus on thin-film PV technologies.
PV manufacturer SolarWorld has reported higher than expected PV module shipments in key overseas markets of the US, UK and France in its preliminary first-half 2014 financial results.
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has set preliminary anti-dumping (AD) duties on Taiwanese producers of PV modules and solar cells, the first time Taiwan-based producers have been affected by such proceedings.
Japanese thin-film solar company Solar Frontier has announced a number of changes to its senior management team which it says will aid the company’s expansion plans domestically and elsewhere.
Large-scale solar developer, SolarReserve, has signed a supply contract to sell power from a 20MW plant it is building in El Salvador.
US thin-film maker First Solar is targeting the annual installation of 100MW of its panels in Japan through a deal with domestic distributor XSOL.
All the reaction to the latest twist in the US-China solar trade dispute.
China-based energy and polysilicon producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, has said in a Hong Kong Stock Exchange filing that it expects to report a profit of over HK$800 million (US$103 million) for the first six months of 2014.
China’s Ministry of Commerce has called the latest US solar trade duties an “abuse” of the system and urged Washington to overturn the decision.
The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has announced preliminary antidumping duties of up to 165% on panels partially manufactured in China.
A project to build 65MW of solar power generation in Uruguay has successfully reached financial close.
China-based PVEP, Hareon Solar Technology Co has entered into a framework agreement with officials of Xingtai City, Hebei province, China to develop 600MW of distributed generation (DG) rooftop projects at a cost of 6 billion yuan (US$968.9 million).
SolarCity has confirmed details of a new US$201.5 million financing round secured against the revenues from a pool of smaller PV systems.
French battery manufacturer, Saft, has been awarded a contract to supply a lithium-ion battery system for use in a 12MW solar plant being built in Hawaii.
Japanese thin-film manufacturer and project developer Solar Frontier is to build a 13MW PV plant close to the historic town of Hiraizumi.
Japanese electronics materials firm, Shin-Etsu Chemical, is offering to license its production-ready bifacial monocrystalline solar cell technology that is claimed to have the highest conversion efficiency of 21% for conventional screen-printing processes.
PV energy provider, SunEdison, has acquired a 156MW solar power plant in the US state of Colorado.