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State-owned chemical firm, China National Bluestar, has bought tier-one module manufacturer REC Solar for NOK4.34 billion (US$640 million).
The Italian market will soon be flooded with cheap PV power plants for sale, according to a developer.
Trina Solar announced it has received a Carbon Footprint Verification from international certification body, the British Standards Institution.
South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea, originally a joint venture firm with SolarWorld AG, said it had officially entered the UK solar market, which is expected to be the largest in Europe in 2014.
The German solar industry association, BSW Solar, has created an extensive report on safety for lithium-ion battery-based energy storage systems for home use, and plans to publish an English language version next week.
Major PV energy provider SunPower has said it is to restructure operations with 85 to 115 jobs losses, primarily in Europe. Charges are expected to be in the range of US$15 million to US$25 million and be accounted for in the current fourth quarter.
France’s minister for ecology, sustainable development and energy, Ségolène Royal, has announced the award of 40.7MWp worth of feed-in tariffs (FiTs) across 217 PV projects, in the third phase of a national tender process.
The UK’s energy and climate change secretary, Ed Davey, has said he believes solar power is on course to become the cheapest form of energy.
Major PV equipment supplier, Meyer Burger has officially opened its heterojunction (HJ) solar cell pilot production line with CSEM at subsidiary, Meyer Burger Research AG in Hauterive, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
PV manufacturer China Sunergy (CSUN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Deniz Finansal Kiralama (DenizLeasing), that will see the pair offer solar through leasing in Turkey.
Microinverter provider Enphase Energy has entered into a partnership with residential solar solutions provider Groupe Solution Energie (GSE) to help provide PV power to residential developments in Europe.
Trina Solar has won a 28.5MW contract with Camborne Capital and sPower for the pair’s UK project collaboration.
High-tech manufacturing equipment firm, Manz AG reported record revenue for the first nine months of 2014, driven by its Flat Panel Display segment, which generated €179.9 million from the total revenue of €250.9 million.
Austria is to reduce the feed-in tariffs available for PV installations from January 2015.
The closure of two Bosch Power Tec production facilities for inverters and storage will not affect planned product launches, a spokesman for Bosch has said.