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Following the retirement of David B. Miller, DuPont has appointed Jon D. Kemp as president of its Electronics & Communications business effective November 1, 2015.
Health issues have been cited by PV thin film equipment and module producer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) and monocrystalline ingot/wafer producer, Solargiga Energy Holdings for the resignations of two senior executives.
Thin film perovskite solar cell developer Dyesol has secured funding of AUD$449,000 (US$353,000) from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Materials supplier DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Indian PV module manufacturer Navitas Green Solutions (Navitas Solar).
German PV materials manufacturer Heraeus has added an additional product to a patent infringement lawsuit it filed against Taiwan’s Giga Solar Materials in June.
PV equipment specialist INDEOtec SA has secured an order for its OCTOPUS II PECVD deposition tool with French R&D centre, Institut Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France (IPVF).
Metallisation paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics has strengthened its IP patent portfolio in regards to lead-free products with the purchase of several patents held by Japanese company, Murata Manufacturing.
Indian industrial firm Adani Group and China’s largest independent polysilicon to power plants group, GCL have signed an agreement to develop both upstream and downstream PV operations in India as well as collaborating on a range of energy projects such as wind and LNG terminals.
The Standardization Administration of China (SAC) has approved a new testing regime supported by Trina Solar regarding the test method for determining vinyl acetate (VA) content of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer applied in modules using Thermal Gravimetric analysis (TGA).
China-based monocrystalline ingot/wafer producer, Solargiga Energy Holdings is relocating and centralising monocrystalline ingot and wafer production to cut costs.
US-based polysilicon producer REC Silicon has warned it may be forced to completely shut down its Moses Lake production plant with the loss of around 400 jobs due to the ongoing imposition by China of high import duties on polysilicon.
Taiwan-based market research firm EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce expects prices for polysilicon, wafers, cells and modules to steadily increase through the second half of the year as downstream demand in China, US, Japan and India remains strong.
Renewable energy systems and products manufacturer Outback Power has introduced the Skybox, a hybrid energy management and storage platform, which will be scheduled for release in January 2016.
Taiwanese cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) has secured an NT$3.3 billion (US$101.8 million) syndicated loan led by Taiwan Cooperative Bank, Land Bank of Taiwan, First Bank and CTCB Bank.
Iceland’s prime minister has welcomed news that Silicor Materials has taken a step closer to establishing its “low cost” commercial-scale solar silicon plant, securing US$105 million of equity capital agreements.