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Wuxi Suntech’s business recovery since being acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has been short and dramatic according to Shunfeng’s first half year financial results.
Tier 1 PV manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne reported lower module ASPs, gross margins and revenue for the second quarter of 2014, while shipments increased slightly.
The PV industry’s largest manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy revised down full-year module shipment guidance due to weaker than expected demand in China and US as it cut third-party cell and module purchasing to keep in-house production at high utilisation rates.
Tier 1 PV manufacturer, ReneSola has been accepted into Intertek’s Global SATELLITE Program to support faster product development cycles at its own PV Testing Laboratory.
Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar took a hit on margins in the second quarter of 2014, while module shipments soared as China and US markets rebounded strongly.
Major PV manufacturer, Trina Solar said it was planning to better serve its growing US customer base on the back of increased demand through establishing its first PV module manufacturing operations outside China.
SolarCity’s plans to build a 1GW integrated PV manufacturing plant based on the technology it has recently acquired with the purchase of Silevo are expected to require capital expenditures of US$400 million to US$450 million, according to Deutsche Bank analyst, Vishal Shah after attending a SolarCity investor event.
In the long-running bankruptcy saga of once global leading PV manufacturer, Suntech Power Holdings its major overseas sales operations, Suntech Power International (SPI) based in Switzerland has ended the moratorium phase of insolvency proceedings.
New firm, S4 Solar do Brasil has said it has teamed with equipment suppliers, Meyer Burger, Confirmware and Jinchen Machinery Co to provide a 100MW automated c-Si PV module assembly plant at a cost of around R$30 million (US$13.2 million).
China-based tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer, JA Solar expects the next phase of its manufacturing expansions to be in 2015 that are expected to include new facilities in either the US or Southeast Asia.
A new 50MW solar panel factory is to be set up in Uruguay.
Cell manufacturers are increasing their research efforts to push for greater cell efficiencies, according to a new report by NPD Solarbuzz.
Greek solar panel manufacturer, Recom is to start module production in Europe.
Germany headquartered Hanwha Q CELLS has revealed plans to expand production capacity to over 1.5GW by the end of the year.
Solar Frontier has announced its second quarter financial results, reporting a year-on-year improvement in ordinary profit and reduction in production costs, while parent company Showa Shell has approved a plan for the two entities to split.