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Green Energy Technology (GET), Taiwan’s largest wafer producer has signed an outsourcing agreement for ingot growing and wafer slicing with another Taiwan-based producer, Eversol.
The final steps in SunEdison’s spin-off of its semiconductor business – through which the company was originally founded before its ascent to being the biggest renewable energy developer in the world – look set to go ahead.
Solar inverter manufacturer SMA has inaugurated a test centre for diesel-PV hybrid energy systems at the company’s German headquarters.
Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) may be taking a cautious ‘wait-and-see’ approach to moving production outside Taiwan to circumvent US anti-dumping duties but its plan to launch a yieldco on the Hong Kong stock exchange reveals a more aggressive option to rekindle its business growth.
Fraunhofer ISE chief Eicke Weber will run for Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) in regional elections.
Trina Solar will partner with Welspun Renewables to build a 2GW module factory in India, according to reports by Bloomberg.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Yingli Green and a leading monocrystalline wafer producer Xi’an LONGi Silicon Materials are to cross-use their products from wafers to modules.
Inline measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies has started a collaboration with PV equipment supplier SEMCO Group, offering its ‘Veritas’ and ‘Decima’ products with SEMCO’s ‘LYDOP’ and ‘LYTOX’ horizontal diffusion and annealing furnaces.
Thin-film manufacturing equipment specialist Hanergy Thin Film Power has cancelled a recent 900MW a-Si turnkey production plant with parent company, Hanergy Holding.
Elon Musk’s Tesla has done the rest of the storage industry a big favour by putting a price point on lithium-ion batteries, according to the CEO of Sonnenbatterie’s North American operations.
The UK is expected to remain the largest solar PV growth market in Europe through 2016, despite the end of the ROC system in April this year, which fuelled a utility-scale ground mount rush over the last year, pushing the UK to exceed 2GW installed in 2014.
China-based PV manufacturer Wuxi Suntech is migrating 1GW of cell production to PERC in 2015 as it launches its ‘SuperPoly’ module series at Intersolar Europe.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has issued a prospectus for offering American depositary shares (ADS) totalling a maximum of US$500 million.
A total of 6.4GW of new manufacturing capacity announcements, across thin film, crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module assembly were made in May 2015, a new record high in more than four years, according to PV Tech’s initial analysis.
Tier-one integrated PV manufacturer ReneSola already shifting its business model away from OEM production supply to bundled services as well as shifting its module sales to higher margin markets and away from the US and China with greater focus on its downstream project business.
Hanwha Q CELLS has confirmed its forthcoming capacity expansion plans include the construction of its first solar cell production facilities in Korea, with a nameplate capacity of 1.5GW.
Equipment specialist GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) said it was assessing fire damage to the former Apple sapphire making equipment housed in the Arizona facility that caught fire last week due to a potentially faulty PV rooftop array.
Solar Media, the publisher of PV Tech, has established a new market intelligence unit, designed specifically for companies active in the solar industry.
Major Taiwan-based solar cell producer Gintech Energy Corp is placing greater emphasis on partnering with companies outside its core cell manufacturing activities, while focusing on R&D activities to remain a key player in the sector.
The Fraunhofer Institute has opened a new research centre in Chile to help further the development of solar thermal and PV technologies.
Major tier-1 integrated PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS said it was mulling over further capacity expansion plans as shipments and revenue rebound after merger with sister company.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer TSEC Corporation is pitching its future competitiveness on plans to migrate to advanced N-type monocrystalline heterojunction (HJ) and advanced multicrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology over the next few years.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has said its new production facility for solar cells and modules in Malaysia has started ramping on schedule and was expected reach capacity within two months.
Chinese manufacturer BYD Company is to build a 400MW PV module assembly plant in Brazil at a cost of around US$50 million, adding to its planned electric bus manufacturing facility in the state of São Paulo.
JA Solar will establish a 500MW cell and module plant in India, it has been confirmed.