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Reports suggest a deal is in the making that could see Suntech Power Holdings’ bankrupt subsidiary rescued by the involvement of a rival Chinese PV manufacturer and several state-owned enterprises in Wuxi, China.
Moves by Beijing to update the polysilicon manufacturing sector will result in a cull, some of the largest producers have warned.
Switzerland-based Sputnik Engineering, well known under its PV inverter brand, SolarMax, is following SMA Solar in restructuring its operations as markets shift away from Europe and the PV industry becomes increasingly global.
UK-based PV manufacturing start-up, Sunsolar Energy, has placed an order with Meyer Burger for an automated and integrated module assembly line.
Plans to build a fully integrated PV supply chain within Saudi Arabia are continuing slowly with reports that Idea Polysilicon Company (IPC) has received four bids to build its proposed 10,000MT polysilicon plant and ingot/wafer operations.
A potential shift by Chinese PV manufacturers to avoid anti-dumping duties in the US and EU as well as in India has started with plans by Hareon Solar to build a 300MW solar cell plant in Taiwan.
The International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz (ISC Konstanz) in Germany is expected to hold an official opening over the next few months of a new desert module testing facility in El Gouna, Egypt.
Due to the insolvency proceedings by Suntech Power Holdings’ main European sales operations, Suntech Power International based in Switzerland, the company has submitted creditor claims to the administrator overseeing the case.
A deal that would see Conergy’s sales operations sold and split from its PV module and mounting systems manufacturing operations has been signed between US-based financial investor, Kawa Capital Management, Conergy and the preliminary insolvency administrator of Conergy.
State University in New York is to open a new solar manufacturing and technology development centre for crystalline silicon photovoltaics, using a former Kodak building in New York.
Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) said it plans to split polysilicon and module production operations into two separate companies, ending its fully-integrated business model.
Canadian Solar subsidiary Canadian Solar Manufacturing Ontario has been awarded certifications of conformance to health and safety management system OHSAS 18001:2007 and environmental management system ISO 14001: 2004 by TÜV Rheinland.
Dealing with the chronic lack of capital expenditure in the PV industry, Japan-based PV equipment supplier, NPC Group has turned to the contract module assembly business in order to stem two years of losses.
Luvata’s solar ribbon manufacturing plant has been certified as Lean, the production philosophy made famous by Toyota.
Thin-film manufacturer SoloPower has announced it is looking for new investors as its restructuring process continues.