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  • Real Goods Solar

    Kam Mofid steps aside at Real Goods Solar as company focuses on residential

    20 August 2014, 10:46

    Kam Mofid has stepped aside as CEO of Real Goods Solar (RGS) with the company’s residential solar chief, Dennis Lacey, named as his successor.

  • SolarCity names Brad Buss as new CFO

    SolarCity appoints Brad Buss as new CFO

    04 August 2014, 12:22

    SolarCity, the largest residential installer in the US, has appointed Brad Buss as its new CFO.

  • Solar Frontier.

    Solar Frontier appoints new chief executive and vice presidents

    28 July 2014, 12:19

    Japanese thin-film solar company Solar Frontier has announced a number of changes to its senior management team which it says will aid the company’s expansion plans domestically and elsewhere.

  • Mosaic

    SunPower veteran joins Mosaic as COO

    24 July 2014, 17:08

    SunPower veteran Bruce Ledesma has joined crowdsourcing firm Mosaic as chief operating officer.

  • ldk solar

    Two non-executive directors quit LDK Solar board

    18 July 2014, 10:48

    Joint provisional liquidators of Cayman Islands-registered solar wafer producer, LDK Solar, have said that two non-executive directors of the company have resigned, without citing any reasons for the departures.

  • ACT Aurora's Decima inline measurement device for wafer manufacturing

    Management reshuffle at ACT Aurora

    07 July 2014, 11:04

    PV equipment manufacturer ACT Aurora Control Technologies has undergone two senior personnel changes.

  • Daqo

    Former Daqo COO returns to oversee Xinjiang polysilicon plant expansion

    01 July 2014, 10:26

    China-based polysilicon producer, Daqo New Energy has re-appointed its former chief operations officer (COO), Qiangmin Zhou to the same role after previously leaving the company for personal reasons in April, 2013.

  • smartenergy

    Smartenergy ramping dual-glass c-Si modules for utility markets

    30 June 2014, 10:43

    German-based PV manufacturing start-up, Smartenergy Renewables said that recent success with its glass/glass utility market crystalline modules would lead to ramping production higher and that it had strengthened its management team to further exploit downstream business opportunities.

  • Jifan Gao, Trina CEO

    Trina CEO first president of China PV association

    27 June 2014, 12:35

    Jifan Gao, chief executive of PV manufacturer Trina Solar, has been elected the first president of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).


    REC Solar still looking for CEO replacement

    25 June 2014, 18:07

    Singapore headquartered PV manufacturer, REC Solar ASA has appointed current CFO, Martin Cooper as interim CEO. Øyvind Hasaas is retiring from the company at the end of June, 2014.

  • EPIA

    PR agency man takes CEO role at EPIA

    17 June 2014, 12:01

    The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has appointed Dr. James Watson as the CEO of the trade association and is expected to take on the role at the beginning of July.

  • Innolas

    InnoLas appoints new sales and marketing director

    17 June 2014, 10:14

    PV laser systems specialist, InnoLas Solutions has appointed Ernst Hartmannsgruber as its new director of sales and marketing, effective May 1, 2014.

  • ipvea

    New executive board at IPVEA

    11 June 2014, 16:49

    The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) has elected a number of new members to its board during its AGM during Intersolar Europe.

  • Nat Kreamer

    US SEIA elects new chairman

    10 June 2014, 12:07

    The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has elected CEO of Clean Power Finance, Nat Kreamer as the new chairman of the SEIA board.

  • TSMC Solar

    TSMC Solar taps NREL CIGS technologist to push thin-film R&D efforts

    30 May 2014, 08:40

    Taiwan-based CIGS thin-film producer, TSMC Solar has attracted Dr. Rommel Noufi, a leading CIGS technologist and pioneer at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to consult with the company on future R&D activities.

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  • Photovoltaics International 24th Edition

    Signs earlier in the year of the global industry entering a growth phase have now been confirmed beyond any doubt. Almost all the big-name suppliers have now announced some form of manufacturing capacity expansion, a trend that analysts agree will only gather pace as long as the levels of demand predicted over the next few years turn out to be correct.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.



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