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Specialist PV equipment supplier RENA, which is in the middle of restructuring efforts, has said its new order intake in the fourth quarter of 2014 totalled €30 million.
Independent energy company Neoen and juwi AG have signed a deal that will see Neoen acquire 100% of juwi EnR — the French subsidiary of juwi AG.
European R&D facility, imec has achieved new solar cell record efficiency for its N-type, monocrystalline n-PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) process using commercial sized wafers and processing equipment.
PV equipment specialist SoLayTec, recently acquired by Amtech Systems has secured an evaluation testing period for its ALD (atomic layer deposition) system with Hanwha Q CELLS.
PV equipment specialist, Singulus Technologies has signed an order to supply vacuum coating machines to an unidentified CIGS thin film producer.
The Italian government has confirmed a raft of new charges for PV system owners.
Solar tracking technology provider Exosun has reached agreements with multiple renewable energy companies to provide solar trackers for four new PV plants in France.
Spanish developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has secured a US$81.9 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) for its 65MW plant in Uruguay.
One of the founders of PV inverter maker SMA Solar Technology, Günther Cramer, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 62 after a “long, difficult illness,” the company has announced.
The project arm of German PV wholesaler Krannich Solar has agreed a 40MW development partnership with Turkey’s Basak Group.
Scandinavian-German module manufacturer, Innotech Solar, is to take ownership of insolvent German PV distributor, Energiebau Solarstromsysteme.
Chinese PV manufacturer, JA Solar, has revealed that it shipped more than 100MW of solar modules to London-based solar developer Solarcentury in 2014.
SolarWorld, the petitioner in PV module trade cases in the US and EU, has spoken out against the latest investigation by Brussels into solar glass.
Italian specialist solar cell producer MegaCell and turnkey equipment and technology supplier, RCT Solutions are collaborating on establishing a pilot production line for multicrystalline bi-facial solar cells.
Two prominent ‘yield co’ investment vehicles, one in the UK and the other in the US, have in the past few days agreed to acquire over 100MW of additional solar generation capacity.
PV systems integrator Phoenix Solar has appointed former senior VP of Q-Cells, Tim Ryan as its new CEO, effective January 1, 2015.
PV equipment specialist, Schmid, has revealed its second major tool order of the month, with a contract to supply the first of its turnkey bifacial cell and module Geminus production lines.
Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has chosen 99MW of solar projects to receive contracts under a 100MW extension to its mid-size feed-in tariff (FiT) programme.
Renewable energy developer, Enel Green Power’s French subsidiary has been sold to Québec-based power producer, Boralex.
The European Commission has reopened its investigation into solar glass imports for China after a request from EU ProSun Glass.
Dieter Manz, founder of equipment supplier Manz AG, claims that crystalline technology will “lose out” to thin-film as the global solar market grows and gears itself up to much larger scales of production.
Québec-based power producer, Boralex has made an offer to acquire Enel Green Power’s French subsidiary.
Juwi has secured a new €300 million (US$377 million) finance package, clearing a key hurdle for its proposed takeover by MVV Energie.
The existing management of insolvent German PV project developer S.A.G. Solarstrom are set to leave the company by the end of the year, after failing to agree terms with China-based PVEP Shunfeng, which recently concluded the acquisition of the company.
German wind and solar operator Capital Stage has acquired a 50.8MW portfolio of solar farms in France.
Germany-based PV module manufacturer, Solar-Fabrik, has said it expects a heavy impact on its EBIT margin for 2014, after experiencing a slowdown in sales and a further squeeze on average selling prices (ASP’s) in the current fourth quarter.
Spanish renewable power firm Abengoa and South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction will collaborate to develop power projects with an emphasis on solar thermal.
World leaders negotiating global climate change policies are “10 to 15 years out of date” when discussing renewable energy technology.
The Foresight Solar Fund has agreed to buy the 46MW Landmead solar farm, the largest in the UK.
The merger of Hanwha SolarOne and Hanwha Q CELLS is set to proceed in a deal estimated to cost Hanwha SolarOne around US$1.2 billion in an all-stock transaction.
Construction firm, Fluor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to develop a number of energy projects.
German storage system manufacturer, Sonnenbatterie, which announced this week the close of a US$10 million equity funding round, said it sees “high growth potential” for its products in Australia, the UK and Italy.
Subsidy-free solar in the UK could thrive by the end of the decade, according to a report published by Berlin-based think tank Thema1 and supported by a coalition of European companies.
Home furnishing retailer IKEA has announced that the rooftop solar array atop its store in Canton, Michigan, will be expanded by approximately 25% due to new construction on building.
The impact of SolarMax parent company Sputnik Engineering’s insolvency has spread up the supply chain with German firm InTiCa facing a €2.5 million (US$3.1 million) hole in its 2014 figures.
Shares in German inverter manufacturer SMA Solar fell 17.9% this morning on the back of news the company is slashing its 2014 sales and revenue forecasts and laying off more staff.
A Soitec multi-junction solar cell for use in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems has become the company’s latest cell to reach a world record for conversion efficiency at 46%, according to Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (Fraunhofer ISE).
Improved integration of energy markets and more investment are both needed if the European Union is to hit its new 2030 renewable energy targets, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
What is claimed to be Europe’s first PV system to use robotic trackers to follow the sun’s path has been completed and connected at a community college in Northern Ireland.
Germany’s largest utility E.ON is to stake its future on renewable energy in a major corporate restructuring.
The French government has launched a 400MW request for proposals for PV projects larger than 250kW.
Hanwha Q CELLS has launched a 100kWp ‘all-in-one’ PV system kit in France, with one of the company’s sales managers for the region stating that Q CELLS expects next year to be a “promising” one in the French market.
Germany’s Belectric has connected energy storage at a large-scale solar power plant in Germany, which will be the first in Europe to operate on the primary operating reserve market.
Sputnik Engineering, the parent company of Swiss inverter manufacturer Solarmax, will file for insolvency this week PV Tech has learned.
Germany’s SMA Solar claims to have become the first inverter supplier to be accredited under Chile’s new net metering programme.
Italian specialist solar cell manufacturer, MegaCell, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egyptian investment firm, Misr Asset Management, to seek investors to build and operate a 120MW solar cell and module assembly plant in Egypt using its n-type monocrystalline bi-facial cell technology.
Renewable energy is expected to be one of the beneficiaries of a new infrastructure fund worth €315 billion (US$392 billion) unveiled by the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
Germany’s amended renewable energy laws were granted state aid approval by Brussels on Tuesday, the final political hurdle to their adoption.
Module manufacturer REC Solar is to be liquidated and delisted following its recently announced sale to China’s Bluestar Elkem.
German solar module manufacturer aleo solar will supply over 20,000 solar panels for four large-scale photovoltaic projects in Turkey totalling 5.8 MW.