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Finland-based industrial automation specialist, Cencorp, has assembled its first PV module with conductive back sheet material as part of a plan to offer the technology to PV manufacturers.
Canadian Solar has won a court case relating to an alleged breach of contract concerning its wafer supply contracts with LDK Solar.
Former management at PV Crystalox’s polysilicon plant in Germany are in talks with the company to acquire the shuttered plant.
Applied Materials reported a surprise GAAP operating loss for its Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) segment of US$322 million that included impairment charges of US$278 million. Non-GAAP operating loss was US$34 million.
China’s largest polysilicon producer, GCL-Poly said that both polysilicon and wafer average selling prices (ASPs) had stabilised in the first quarter of 2013 as demand picked-up.
The planned outsourcing of module production to Europe to avoid expected EU anti-dumping duties is expected to contribute to higher average selling prices for ReneSola during the rest of the year.
Chinese manufacturer LDK Solar has signed a 500MW wafer supply contract with Realforce Power.
PV project lumpiness and weakness in polysilicon investments impacted first quarter 2013 sales at power electronics specialist, 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions.
Struggling LDK Solar has reported a net loss of US$1.05 billion in 2012, the starkest figure in an annual report containing volumes of negative financial figures.
Solar PV wafer production is forecast to surpass 30GW and recover to 2011 levels, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Chain Quarterly.