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Updated: Major renewable energy firm SunEdison experienced a silane leak that caused an explosion and fire at its granular polysilicon plant in Pasadena, Texas on Friday, October 2 injuring four workers carrying out maintenance work, according to reports.
SolarCity has claimed the highest module efficiencies with 22.04% conversion efficiencies.
PV manufacturer Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) said it was upgrading and migrating 200MW of solar cell capacity to PERL (Passivated Emitter, Rear Locally diffused) technology.
Updated: Struggling Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member Yingli Green has said it will have to restructure a repayment plan for US$157 million, due in October.
Indian industrial firm Adani Group and China’s largest independent polysilicon to power plants group, GCL have signed an agreement to develop both upstream and downstream PV operations in India as well as collaborating on a range of energy projects such as wind and LNG terminals.
Sales of PV manufacturing equipment saw strong growth in the second quarter of this year, according to figures released by semiconductor trade body SEMI.
Monocrystalline wafer producer Longi Silicon Materials has signed a memorandum of understanding with the provincial government of Andhra Pradesh, India to build and operate a 500MW solar cell and module production plant.
China-based monocrystalline ingot/wafer producer, Solargiga Energy Holdings is relocating and centralising monocrystalline ingot and wafer production to cut costs.
PV module manufacturer aleo solar, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based wafer producer Sino American Silicon Products (SAS), is to expand into producing 200MW of solar cells at its plant in Germany.
Large-area solar simulation systems specialist Eternal Sun has supplied the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) with a solar-PV testing laboratory that includes a hot-spot measuring technology upgrade.
The parent company of PV manufacturer Tianwei New Energy has filed for bankruptcy dragging the company into the proceedings.
US-based polysilicon producer REC Silicon has warned it may be forced to completely shut down its Moses Lake production plant with the loss of around 400 jobs due to the ongoing imposition by China of high import duties on polysilicon.
Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has introduced a new solar PV target of 7GW capacity by 2024, almost doubling its previous target.
Charges have been dismissed in a lawsuit against SunEdison that was brought by SunPower, which had alleged that its former employees had committed offences when leaving join its rival, including computer misuse and fraud.
Iceland’s prime minister has welcomed news that Silicor Materials has taken a step closer to establishing its “low cost” commercial-scale solar silicon plant, securing US$105 million of equity capital agreements.