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The government of Brazilian state Pernambuco is in negotiations with two unnamed solar panel manufacturers to set up facilities in the state, according to a local report.
China-based integrated PV module manufacturer Seraphim Solar System expects to be operational with a planned 300MW annual capacity solar module assembly plant in Jackson, Mississippi in August 2015.
Leading PV manufacturer Trina Solar had its plans to build a manufacturing plant in Malaysia opposed by a Malaysian government agency, according to news reports.
Green Energy Technology (GET), Taiwan’s largest wafer producer has signed an outsourcing agreement for ingot growing and wafer slicing with another Taiwan-based producer, Eversol.
The final steps in SunEdison’s spin-off of its semiconductor business – through which the company was originally founded before its ascent to being the biggest renewable energy developer in the world – look set to go ahead.
Solar inverter manufacturer SMA has inaugurated a test centre for diesel-PV hybrid energy systems at the company’s German headquarters.
Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) may be taking a cautious ‘wait-and-see’ approach to moving production outside Taiwan to circumvent US anti-dumping duties but its plan to launch a yieldco on the Hong Kong stock exchange reveals a more aggressive option to rekindle its business growth.
Fraunhofer ISE chief Eicke Weber will run for Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) in regional elections.
Trina Solar will partner with Welspun Renewables to build a 2GW module factory in India, according to reports by Bloomberg.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Yingli Green and a leading monocrystalline wafer producer Xi’an LONGi Silicon Materials are to cross-use their products from wafers to modules.
Inline measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies has started a collaboration with PV equipment supplier SEMCO Group, offering its ‘Veritas’ and ‘Decima’ products with SEMCO’s ‘LYDOP’ and ‘LYTOX’ horizontal diffusion and annealing furnaces.
Thin-film manufacturing equipment specialist Hanergy Thin Film Power has cancelled a recent 900MW a-Si turnkey production plant with parent company, Hanergy Holding.
Elon Musk’s Tesla has done the rest of the storage industry a big favour by putting a price point on lithium-ion batteries, according to the CEO of Sonnenbatterie’s North American operations.
The UK is expected to remain the largest solar PV growth market in Europe through 2016, despite the end of the ROC system in April this year, which fuelled a utility-scale ground mount rush over the last year, pushing the UK to exceed 2GW installed in 2014.
China-based PV manufacturer Wuxi Suntech is migrating 1GW of cell production to PERC in 2015 as it launches its ‘SuperPoly’ module series at Intersolar Europe.