PV module assembly equipment supplier Valoe Corporation has secured its long awaited first order for an automated turnkey back contact module assembly line from an unidentified customer in Ethiopia for €15.8 million.
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has highlighted the essential support it needs from shareholders and bondholders to avert liquidity issues that would force the company into insolvency.
Dresden-based OPV thin-film producer, Heliatek has set a new conversion efficiency record of 13.2% using a multi-junction lab-sized (1.37 cm²) sample cell with its small molecule, vacuum deposition process on a plastic film substrate.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies has reported preliminary unaudited sales of €84 million in 2015, but restructuring charges are expected to result in a negative EBIT of €33 to €35 million.
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Amtech Systems reported strong order intake in the fourth quarter of 2015 with new order flow continuing into January, 2016 as China-based PV manufacturers expand production at facilities in South East Asia.
Spanish renewables giant Abengoa, which entered insolvency proceedings last November, has sold its 20% share in the 100MW Shams-1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in the United Arab Emirates to Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar.