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