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Specialist materials firm Royal DSM has opened an advanced PV materials demonstration centre in India, which includes a rooftop PV system to meet 25% of the site’s electricity needs.
SunEdison said that its high pressure fluidized bed reactor (HP-FBR) technology being ramped at its new joint venture facility in Korea will provide source polysilicon to enable 400 watt peak PV panel performance at a cost of US$0.40 per watt peak by 2016.
PV module inspection systems specialist, Pi4 said it received multiple orders for electroluminescence (EL) testers from customers in Mexico, India, France and South Africa.
Major tier 1 PV manufacturer Trina Solar is issuing convertible noted to the tune of US$100 million that will mature in October 2019.
The PV module testing laboratory of China-based PV manufacturer, ReneSola has been qualified to join testing firm, Intertek’s Global ‘SATELLITE’ program.
LC Eletrônica, a Brazilian LCD screen manufacturer is to expand its solar output, according to local press reports.
US-based PV module manufacturing start-up, SolarTech Universal LLC has selected Meyer Burger’s ‘SmartWire’ Connection Technology (SWCT) for its first production facility in Riviera Beach, Florida.
An Indian IT provider has opened a solar module manufacturing facility with a nameplate capacity of 60MW in Mumbai, according to reports in local media.
Having just officially opened its first facility, N-type (bifacial) monocrystalline solar cell and module producer, Mission Solar was said to have achieved average cell efficiencies of 19.7%, according to one of its key technology supplier’s, RENA.
Japanese thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier could build a factory in New York state, its new president has said.
Business and technology association, the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA), has been renamed SOLARUNITED, as part of a wider rebranding and repurposing exercise.
Leading US PV installer SolarCity has broken ground on its new 1GW fab in New York State, where it will manufacture modules with Silevo, the West Coast start-up it acquired earlier this year.
PV equipment supplier centrotherm is to cut 50 jobs from its headquarters in Blaubeuren, Germany as part of a restructuring process.
Mission Solar Energy has announced the opening of its N-Type solar manufacturing facility in Texas.
During the opening conference sessions to The 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2014) in Amsterdam this year, the call to arms from leading European PV protagonists was for the sector to embrace the energy transformation that could require one trillion euros to achieve.
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is to apply domestic content regulations to its solar auction in November.
Solar prices in the US in 2013 fell by a further 15% year on year, a study from the Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Solartech Energy is investing approximately US$16.2 million in Malaysia-based solar cell producer, TS Solartech Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tek Seng Holdings Bhd.
US manufacturer and developer SunPower claimed yesterday that the company had made its one billionth high efficiency solar cell since going into manufacturing 11 years ago.
China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar Technology is raising approximately US$618 million in a non-public offering of shares to fund several key projects related to manufacturing and PV power plant projects.
The government of India has published a draft plan proposing the development of 20GW in ‘ultra mega’ solar power plants over the next five years.
The largest US solar installer, SolarCity has revised certain terms related to the purchase of PV manufacturer, Silevo.
Diversified Mexican conglomerate, Grupo IUSA, has said that it will establish its first PV module assembly plant by the end of 2014 with plans to invest around US$200 million and reach 500MW of capacity in anticipation of a boom in solar installations in the country.
Bankrupt Suntech Power Holdings said in an SEC filing that its subsidiary, Power Solar System has been granted an injunction in Singapore’s High Court prohibiting the disposal of assets claimed to be worth US$197.5 million by Suntech Singapore.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET) has said it is considering establishing an overseas module assembly plant with sister company, Gintung.