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Tier-1 PV module manufacturer, REC Solar is planning to spend around US$50 million on production upgrades and expansions in 2015 with an extra 300MW of module assembly capacity via two new lines.
Microinverter technology provider Enphase Energy has agreed to a strategic partnership with smart energy management solutions company MyLight Systems.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and module manufacturer TSEC will feature the latter’s new “V-Series” high-efficiency solar panels for the first time during PV EXPO 2015 in Tokyo, Japan from later this week.
LDK Solar’s chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings as well as the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US have been concluded with the majority of bondholders agreeing to a complex debt for stock swap and a convertible debt scheme due in 2018.
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has received a new order with an existing polysilicon customer in Asia for equipment used in the production of Trichlorosilane (TCS) as part of the Hydrochlorination process.Financial details were not disclosed.
PV mounting systems provider GameChange Racking has announced that it has contracted 10.9 million kgs (24 million pounds) of steel in order to reach the first half of 2015’s 500MW of consumer demand for GameChange’s ground and rooftop PV racking systems.
Based on the SEMI trade association’s polysilicon shipment data as well as REC Silicon’s own estimates, a total of 271,000MT of polysilicon was shipped in 2014, suggesting between 42GW to 43GW of PV modules were produced last year.
US-based polysilicon producer REC Silicon is planning to attempt to shift its current FBR-based (fluidised bed reactor) polysilicon production sales away from China over tariff duty uncertainties and the eventual ramp of its JV FBR-base plant in China in 2017.
Korean polysilicon producer, OCI Company has reported a 17% increase in polysilicon sales in 2014 as its plants run at full capacity.
The parent company of GCL Poly has taken over the management of embattled module manufacturer Chaori Solar.
Dow Corning, majority owner of Hemlock Semiconductor the largest polysilicon producer in the US reported fourth quarter 2014 sales of US$1.68 billion, a 5% increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
The director of the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) solar cost cutting programme has hailed the “phenomenal jobs growth rate” that the US solar industry has enjoyed in recent times.
Taiwan-based wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET), reported increased sales in January 2015, up 16.7% on the previous month.
Insolvent PV equipment and wet processing specialist, RENA GmbH has been acquired by Swiss private equity firm, Capvis for an undisclosed sum.
Monocrystalline wafer producer, Longi Silicon Materials and electronics giant and PV inverter producer, Huawei Technologies have signed a memorandum of cooperation to pursue smart technology options to boost PV power plant performance and reliability.