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Insolvent German module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has said it is to reduce its workforce by 65 jobs as it continues to search for an investor to rescue the company.
Tempress Systems, a subsidiary of Amtech Systems, has received a multi-system order for its “next-generation” solar diffusion system from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China.
Meyer Burger has secured an order for passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology equivalent to 2.5GW of annual capacity.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar said it was building a 400MW solar cell plant in Penang, Malaysia as well as adding capacity for high-performance monocrystalline and multicrystalline cells and modules, while establishing a JV module partnership with Essel in India.
Consumer electronics and PV materials manufacturer Panasonic will invest ¥9.5 billion to expand its solar cell and module production lines in its home country of Japan by 150MW a year.
Integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld said its Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology had proved a big hit in the US market and would reach 430MW of production capacity at its US-based plant in Hillsboro, US in the second quarter of 2015.
The acquisition of PV module manufacturer REC Solar was said to have been completed by Norway-based Elkem Group, owned by Chinese investment firm China National Bluestar Group.
Insolvent module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has been allowed to operate under self administration by the District Court of Freiburg in response to management and creditors.
High-tech equipment manufacturer Manz sees “significant opportunities for growth” in both its solar and energy storage business segments, according to statements released to accompany first quarter results for 2015.
Leading PV manufacturer Trina Solar has confirmed its next major solar cell and module assembly capacity expansion will be located in Thailand, its first overseas production plant.
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie said its capacity could reach around 80,000MT by 2017 as it optimises production in Germany and ramps its new plant in
German PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has said that insolvency proceedings have started in Freiburg, Germany with the local court ordering law firm Kaiser & Sozien as the insolvency administrator.
Thin-film manufacturing equipment specialist Hanergy Thin Film Power has signed a new supply deal with parent company Hanergy Holding for a 900MW a-Si turnkey production plant for thin-film modules to be used for BIPV and BAPV applications.
Thin-film manufacturer and project developer First Solar has recorded its first quarterly loss in three years.
Module manufacturer and project developer SunPower reported a small loss for the first quarter, largely due to the impact of under-construction projects lingering on its books ahead of the launch of its joint yieldco with First Solar.