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To meet a series of utility-scale PV projects in South Africa as part of the South African Department of Energy’s (DoE) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), ABB is planning to open the new PV inverter production line at its existing facilities in Johannesburg in 2014.
Former management at PV Crystalox’s polysilicon plant in Germany are in talks with the company to acquire the shuttered plant.
PV provider Scatec Solar has inked an agreement with South Africa’s Department of Energy to construct two PV plants with a combined capacity of 115MW under the second round of the nation’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement (REIPPP) programme.
Spanish PV solar supplier firm Proinso has expanded its growing presence in Africa to South Africa.
The Heraeus Photovoltaics business unit, part of German technology firm Heraeus, has upgraded its PV laboratory in Shanghai, China, in order to increase its local support to Chinese cell manufacturers.
Citing unprecedented module sales bookings in the first quarter of 2013, the previously announced production ramp to 24/7 operations will result in the creation of 48 new jobs at Suniva.
Having lost its line of credit from its banks, Germany-based PV supplier Sunways, majority-owned by struggling Chinese manufacturer LDK Solar, has been forced into insolvency proceedings.
Reis Robotics, a German technology company, has inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in China which is in line with the company’s international expansion plans.
Citing improved margins against very tight capital expenditure control, PV module manufacturers are increasingly outsourcing part of their production needs, benefiting the likes of Flextronics, Jabil Circuits and JA Solar, according to a new report from IHS.
Energy monitoring and storage firm Demand Energy Networks has announced the appointment of Gregg Patterson as its new president and CEO.
Spanish inverter and power solutions provider GPTech has joined with cable manufacturer CBI Electric to break into the South African PV grid integration market.
Manufacturer Kyocera Solar is planning to lay off staff at its manufacturing plant in San Diego, California, because of weak demand for US-made solar modules.
Korean cell manufacturer Jusung is planning to open a 100MW capacity production plant in Kerala, India.
JA Solar has started production of its metal wrap-through (MWT) solar cells in China as a precursor to plans to be announced about its next-generation solar cell technology.
With 61% of its 827MW PV project backlog concentrated in the US, SunEdison has signed solar module manufacturing agreement with a Mexican-based subsidiary of sub-contractor Foxconn Technology.
ReneSola has reported neither workers nor operations at its polysilicon factory in Meishan, Sichuan, were affected by the magnitude-7 earthquake that devastated parts of the south-west region over the weekend.
Scottsdale-based Monarch Power, a global renewable energy research and development firm, has submitted an offer to purchase Suntech’s solar manufacturing plant in Arizona.
A petrochemical construction firm based in Saudi Arabia plans to build a state-of-the-art polysilicon plant in Sarawak, Malaysia, expected to being production in 2016.
Having defaulted on a bond due to cash flow problems, struggling PV manufacturer, LDK Solar has sold its major crystalline solar cell production plant to an affiliate of the Hefei City government for a nominal US$19.4 million.
German renewable energy company Ebitsch Energietechnik is to construct a solar PV factory in São José de Mipibu, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.
German thin-film module manufacturer Avancis is planning to convert part of its module production line in Torgau, Germany, into a research and development (R&D) centre.
Leading thin-film and PV project developer First Solar has rocked the solar industry with the acquisition of US-based monocrystalline start-up TetraSun.
Furthering its efforts to outsource extra PV module production outside of China, ReneSola has signed a toll manufacturing agreement with Solairedirect SA, the South African-based subsidiary of French-owned integrated project developer, Solairedirect.
PV manufacturer and project developer Centrosolar is to dispose of its solar glass operations due to falling market prices and sales volumes.
Japanese thin-film PV manufacturer Solar Frontier is planning to restart its module production line at its Miyazaki No.2 Plant in Kiyotakecho, Miyazaki, Japan, on 1 July 2013.