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Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has said its new production facility for solar cells and modules and 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.
Insolvent German module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has said it is to reduce its workforce by 65 jobs as it continues to search for an investor to rescue the company.
Tempress Systems, a subsidiary of Amtech Systems, has received a multi-system order for its “next-generation” solar diffusion system from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China.
Meyer Burger has secured an order for passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology equivalent to 2.5GW of annual capacity.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar said it was building a 400MW solar cell plant in Penang, Malaysia as well as adding capacity for high-performance monocrystalline and multicrystalline cells and modules, while establishing a JV module partnership with Essel in India.
Consumer electronics and PV materials manufacturer Panasonic will invest ¥9.5 billion to expand its solar cell and module production lines in its home country of Japan by 150MW a year.
Integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld said its Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology had proved a big hit in the US market and would reach 430MW of production capacity at its US-based plant in Hillsboro, US in the second quarter of 2015.
The acquisition of PV module manufacturer REC Solar was said to have been completed by Norway-based Elkem Group, owned by Chinese investment firm China National Bluestar Group.
Insolvent module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has been allowed to operate under self administration by the District Court of Freiburg in response to management and creditors.
High-tech equipment manufacturer Manz sees “significant opportunities for growth” in both its solar and energy storage business segments, according to statements released to accompany first quarter results for 2015.
Leading PV manufacturer Trina Solar has confirmed its next major solar cell and module assembly capacity expansion will be located in Thailand, its first overseas production plant.
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie said its capacity could reach around 80,000MT by 2017 as it optimises production in Germany and ramps its new plant in
German PV module manufacturer Solar-Fabrik has said that insolvency proceedings have started in Freiburg, Germany with the local court ordering law firm Kaiser & Sozien as the insolvency administrator.
Thin-film manufacturing equipment specialist Hanergy Thin Film Power has signed a new supply deal with parent company Hanergy Holding for a 900MW a-Si turnkey production plant for thin-film modules to be used for BIPV and BAPV applications.
Thin-film manufacturer and project developer First Solar has recorded its first quarterly loss in three years.
Module manufacturer and project developer SunPower reported a small loss for the first quarter, largely due to the impact of under-construction projects lingering on its books ahead of the launch of its joint yieldco with First Solar.
The sixth edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic has been released, setting out key measures for continued cost cutting along the crystalline silicon PV value chain.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer Zhongli Talesun Solar expects to ramp it recently announced 500MW cell and module production plant near the end of year, which will produce PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) technology for its new ‘Hipro’ 285W+ modules being launched at SNEC 2015.
Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are to jointly launch a new R&D centre to support deployment of solar in the emirate.
PV equipment maker Singulus Technologies will undergo a financial restructuring as it looks to reduce it debt.
Yingli has netted RMB588.2 million (US$94.9 million) from the sale of land earmarked for the expansion of its in-house polysilicon operations.
PV equipment specialist Meyer Burger has settled a disputed bill with GT Advanced Technologies following a US$34.8 million deal.
Following recent news that Holland’s Orange Solar will open a module factory aimed at “reviving” European PV manufacturing, BIPV specialist Onyx Solar will begin work on a factory in Spain.