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Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings reported group sales of US$4.8 billion and returned to a profit of US$277.9 million in 2014, operating its polysilicon and solar wafer operations at full capacity.
PV and polysilicon equipment specialist centrotherm Group returned reported a return to profitability in 2014 on the back of recovering sales of €189.2 million, driven by an upturn in revenue from PV equipment sales and progress on building a polysilicon plant in Qatar.
Chinese manufacturer Suntech has confirmed that a proposed new manufacturing facility in South Africa remains on hold until details of the fourth round of the country’s national renewable energy programme are finalised.
Major tier-one PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has said it would not be adding new manufacturing capacity in 2015 as it focuses on its high debt ratios and need to restructure over US$2 billion of its US$4 billion debt this year.
Polysilicon producer, Silicor Materials, has signed German conglomerate, SMS Siemag, to equip and fit out a planned new low-cost plant in Iceland.
Major construction and engineering firm Fluor Corporation has been awarded the contract to build the Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tian Hong REC Silicon Materials Co., Ltd., (TianREC) fluidised bed reactor polysilicon plant in China.
Module manufacturer Suntech appears to have rowed back on plans to establish a manufacturing hub in South Africa.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Gintech Energy reported slight increase in revenue for February, bucking the seasonal trend for the month.
Solarwatt, a German-based module manufacturer, has officially acquired the French subsidiary of German Centrosolar.
Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturer E-Ton Solar Tech sales almost dropped 50% in February.
Taiwan-based market research firm EnergyTrend expects PV module pricing to stabilise and production utilisation rates improve after China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) raised the country’s overall PV installation target from 15GW to 17.8GW in 2015.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has finally said its first major overseas solar cell and module manufacturing facility is based in Penang, Malaysia.
SunEdison has expanded its monocrystalline solar cell purchases from Korea-based producer, Shinsung Solar Energy.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has been impacted by a serious fire at its wafer production facility at the National Shangrao Economic and Technical Development Zone in Jianxi Province, China.
The recent momentum Egypt has seen building behind its efforts to adopt clean energy technologies has gathered pace with the signing of outline deals for over 5GW of solar projects.