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PV equipment and module production line specialist, Spire Corporation, has delivered and started the installation of a 20MW PV module line for a government agency in Vietnam.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has revised and updated its integrated manufacturing capacity expansion plans for 2015, which include production outside China for the first time.
Major tier-1 PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar expects to start actual production of both solar cells and modules at a new facility in South-East Asia by May 2015.
Brazilian project developer and distributor, Ener Brazil is planning to build a 50MW semi-automated c-Si PV module assembly plant with Meyer Burger equipment and technology.
Updated: Hanergy Thin Film Power Group’s thin-film equipment manufacturing subsidiary, Fujian Apollo, has won an order valued at US$660 million to supply 600MW of tools and plant operations to Shangdong Macrolink New Resources Technology Ltd.
Tier-1 PV module manufacturer, REC Solar is planning to spend around US$50 million on production upgrades and expansions in 2015 with an extra 300MW of module assembly capacity via two new lines.
Leading thin-film PVEP First Solar is keeping tight control of capital expenditure (CapEx) in 2015, after a tough year, leading to flat sales and missed shipment guidance.
PV equipment specialist SCHMID Group has sold eight APCVD systems to three undisclosed Asia-based solar manufacturers. Financial and shipment details were not disclosed.
Major PV energy provider SunPower is set to significantly increase capital spending (CapEx) in 2015.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) SunPower reported strong fourth quarter 2014 and full-year financial results.
LDK Solar’s chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings as well as the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US have been concluded with the majority of bondholders agreeing to a complex debt for stock swap and a convertible debt scheme due in 2018.
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has received a new order with an existing polysilicon customer in Asia for equipment used in the production of Trichlorosilane (TCS) as part of the Hydrochlorination process.Financial details were not disclosed.
Despite construction of its first 1GW integrated PV module assembly plant being slowed due to heavy snow falls in Buffalo, New York State, SolarCity said when releasing record full-year results that it expects tool install to begin in early 2016.
US installer and leasing company SolarCity appears to be stepping up its move towards vertical integration, with reports emerging that the company has leased a factory formerly occupied by Solyndra.
Shunfeng International Clean Energy has selected Haibo Xiong as Wuxi Suntech’s new president, after Eric Luo had led the company and was recently appointed CEO of Shunfeng.