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  • wacker

    Wacker’s polysilicon sales increase in 2014

    29 January 2015, 12:26

    Wacker has reported that preliminary sales for its polysilicon division in the fourth quarter of 2014 topped €262 million, up 5% from the prior year period, but declined slightly quarter on quarter.

  • str hldings

    STR Holdings plans reverse stock split to avoid NYSE de-listing

    26 January 2015, 12:07

    PV module encapsulant material provider, STR Holdings, has said it is to undertake a reverse stock split of its NYSE listed shares in a bid restore its share price above the US$1.0 minimum threshold.

  • Chaori Solar

    GCL-Poly signs new supply deal with Chaori Solar

    26 January 2015, 10:51

    The PV industry’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has signed its eighth supply contract with bankrupt PV module manufacturer, Shanghai Chaori Solar. GCL-Poly is in the process of becoming a majority shareholder in the struggling firm.

  • ITRPV

    Next edition of the ITRPV changes focus

    26 January 2015, 10:23

    The 2015 edition of the SEMI International Technology Roadmap for PV (ITRPV), which will be released during SNEC in Shanghai in late April, will incorporate several key changes to its technology focus.

  • SG

    Schmid Group opens Argentina operations to support new factory

    23 January 2015, 15:17

    Schmid Group has followed the start of construction of a new photovoltaics factory in Argentina by opening offices and a warehouse to support the new facility.

  • Photowatt cell manufacturing

    Solar R&D needs ‘systemic shock’ to avert death of European PV

    23 January 2015, 11:18

    Europe’s approach to research and innovation in photovoltaics needs “systemic” change if the continent is to avoid seeing its solar manufacturing industry entirely wiped out in the coming years.

  • EUPVSEC

    EU PVSEC 2015 call for papers deadline set

    22 January 2015, 08:00

    Organisers of the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) have set deadlines for paper abstract submissions for the event being held in mid-September at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany.

  • First Solar

    First Solar starts TetraSun technology production ramp

    19 January 2015, 18:03

    According to local reports, First Solar has officially opened its TetraSun technology-based production line at its PV manufacturing complex in Kulim High Tech Park, Malaysia.

  • Yingli Green Energy

    Yingli eyes harsh environments with ‘CleanARC’ coated panels

    19 January 2015, 10:19

    Module manufacturer Yingli has launched a range of specially coated PV panels designed to reduce the cost of operating solar power plants in harsh environments.

  • REC Solar

    Shareholders of REC vote yes to Chinese takeover

    16 January 2015, 12:08 | 1

    Investors in PV module manufacturer, REC Solar have given the green light to the acquisition of the company by Chinese firm, China National Bluestar, a joint venture firm between the conglomerate ChemChina and Blackstone.

  • Moser Baer Solar

    Moser Baer Solar completes two-year manufacturing technology upgrade

    16 January 2015, 11:49

    Indian PV manufacturer and project developer, Moser Baer Solar said that a strategy announced back in January 2012 to vastly improve its competitive position in the industry has been completed.

  • solargiga

    Solargiga ships over 1GW of monocrystalline products in 2014

    15 January 2015, 11:13

    China-based monocrystalline wafer producer, Solargiga Energy has reported increased shipments and revenue in 2014.

  • RENA

    RENA business recovery buoyed by new PV equipment orders

    15 January 2015, 10:35

    Specialist PV equipment supplier RENA, which is in the middle of restructuring efforts, has said its new order intake in the fourth quarter of 2014 totalled €30 million.

  • SAS

    SAS reports 21% sales increase in 2014

    14 January 2015, 12:45

    Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported its second strongest month in 2014 for sales in December, just below recent record sales in June, 2014.

  • imec

    Imec pushes commercially ready n-PERT solar cell to record 22% conversion efficiency

    14 January 2015, 07:54

    European R&D facility, imec has achieved new solar cell record efficiency for its N-type, monocrystalline n-PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) process using commercial sized wafers and processing equipment.

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