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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has backed teams working on 11 new solar technologies based on micro-CPV (concentrated PV), awarding funding of between just under US$1 million and US$3.5 million to each.
Indian solar market observers have downplayed the likely impact of a World Trade Organization ruling against local content policies in the country’s flagship solar programme.
German engineering association VDMA is to take over the coordination of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) from global semiconductor association, SEMI.
Tier-one PV manufacturer ReneSola has reported a significant decline in shipments and sales in the second quarter of 2015, due to a major shift in its business model downstream.
Chinese tier-1 PV manufacturer Hareon Solar Technology’s product testing laboratory has recently met TÜV SÜD’s on-site testing standards.
Leading semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials (AMAT) has confirmed to PV Tech that it is to close its Precision Wafering Systems (PWS) wire saw business, headquartered in Switzerland and stop development on its ‘Solion’ ion implant product.
PV and silicon equipment specialist centrotherm photovoltaics has reported increased sales in the first half of 2015, driven by revenue generated from the often delayed polysilicon plant project in Qatar for Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec).
The venture capital investment arm of King Saud University of Saudi Arabia has picked out Solexel, a manufacturer of thin monocrystalline solar as a prospect, contributing to a recently closed funding round for the US company.
Renewable energy equipment provider ET Solar has announced a new slate of modules, tabbed as the “ET Smart Flex.”
The EU has increased anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar glass to a maximum of 75.4%. The highest original anti-dumping tariff was 36.1%.
Integrated PV manufacturer SolarWorld has re-purchased a PV module assembly line from JV partner and major shareholder Qatar Solar Technologies (QST).
PV encapsulant producer STR Holdings is battling continued losses, laclustre sales and second warning from NYSE regarding de-listing.
Major PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger reported group sales of CHF124.4 million (US$127 million) in the first half of 2015, yet incoming orders topped CHF222.6 million (US$227.4 million), enabling the company to guide full-year sales of around CHF400 million (US$408 million).
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy’s financial results were impacted by a sharp decline in polysilicon prices in the second quarter of 2015.
Tawian-based solar wafer producer Green Energy Technology (GET) continued to operate plants above 95% in July, increasing sales 3.1% from the prior month.