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PV manufacturer and project developer Centrosolar is to dispose of its solar glass operations due to falling market prices and sales volumes.
Japanese thin-film PV manufacturer Solar Frontier is planning to restart its module production line at its Miyazaki No.2 Plant in Kiyotakecho, Miyazaki, Japan, on 1 July 2013.
Innotech Solar (ITS), a Scandinavian-German module manufacturer, is to ramp up its module production capacity from 60MW to 100MW and could even expand to 170MW.
Italian PV manufacturer Sunerg Solar is to open a second production line at its factory in the region of Umbria.
Chinese solar mounting supplier Grace Solar has announced the completion of a 1.5MW solar power plant in Japan.
Suntech Power Holdings has revealed that a group of eight Chinese banks have filed a petition for insolvency and restructuring of the company’s main manufacturing subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech.
Malaysian solar cell manufacturer TS SolarTech has announced plans to expand its 60MW plant to 640MW by 2015.
Suntech Power Holdings has decided to permanently close its module assembly plant in Arizona with the loss of 43 jobs, citing US government imposed duties on imported solar cells and aluminium used in solar module frames.
PV inverter manufacturer KACO new energy has opened a sales and support office in Tokyo, Japan, to support its business growth in the country.
ABB has expanded PV inverter manufacturing in India to meet current orders of over 200MW for utility-scale power plants in the country.
Mounting system manufacturer Schletter has announced 100MW supply agreement with installer with North Carolina-based Strata Solar.
Arabian Power Electronics Company (APEC), a power electronics manufacturer based in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia has opened a new manufacturing facility that will produce PV systems and inverters as well as other power electronics equipment.
Flexible-CIGS thin-film start-up SoloPower said it would be restructuring its operations which will involve a workforce reduction as it approaches volume production at its plant in Oregon, USA.
Bekaert said in its 2012 annual report that it had taken a €117 million (US$153 million) charge on restructuring its solar wafer wire sawing business.
PV inverter supplier Fronius GmbH has opened a new subsidiary in Brazil by launching a new solar electronics division at its existing office in Diadema, in the heart of Sao Paulo.