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Conergy’s solar racking equipment arm, Mounting Systems, has been bought by Frankfurt based investment firm, Nordwest Industrie Group.
Sharp has announced that it will cease solar PV production at its Wrexham manufacturing plant in February 2014.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is making a US$13 million investment in five separate projects designed to improve manufacturing competitiveness in the domestic solar industry.
An existing customer of Meyer Burger based in Asia has placed orders with the company worth CHF15 million (US$16.8 million). The delivery is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2014.
Specialist US-based solar wafer producer, 1366 Technologies has received a further US$2.5 million in Series C financing bringing the round to a total of US$17.5 million.
Meyer Burger’s subsidiary, Roth & Rau has won the first order for its ‘PiXDRO JETx’ ink jet printing technology for high-efficiency solar cells for a US-based customer’s production facility in Malaysia.
China-based thin-film module producer, Astronergy, is to buy Conergy’s Frankfurt modules factory.
Weak market demand and pricing pressure on a-Si thin-film modules were cited by Schott Solar for the permanent closure of its manufacturing facility in Jena, Germany with the potential loss of around 150 jobs.
Wafer production equipment from Conergy’s integrated module manufacturing plant in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany is being sold in an online auction.
With PV manufacturers around the world running at high utilisation rates for the first time in two-years, back-end equipment specialist Komax Solar said it had received two large orders for PV module production equipment.
The German Government has successfully received aid to the tune of €2.3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to finance programmes to help support workers made redundant at two thin-film production plants closed by First Solar at the end of 2012.
The local government of Rio Grande do Sul has announced that Chinese firm Hanergy plans to build a thin-film solar PV module factory in the Brazilian state.
Hanwha Chemical, the owner of PV module manufacturer, Hanwha Q CELLS, has made a US$188.5 million cash injection into the company to expand capacity and expand its downstream PV project business.
PV manufacturer, ReneSola said that it would permanently close its Phase 1, Sichuan polysilicon production plant due to its failure to significantly reduce production costs.
German module manufacturer asola is to resume production at its facility in Erfurt.