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Leading Chinese polysilicon and wafer manufacturer GCL-Poly is to abandon plans for the US$1.3 billion sale of its wafer business.
The European Commission has reopened its investigation into solar glass imports for China after a request from EU ProSun.
Dieter Manz, founder of equipment supplier Manz AG, claims that crystalline technology will “lose out” to thin-film as the global solar market grows and gears itself up to much larger scales of production.
Production systems supplier Amtech Systems has generated over US$28 million in orders — including US$21 million in purchases for its solar materials — since 1 October 2014.
JA Solar, the fastest growing PV manufacturer in 2014, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with PV materials and technology specialist DuPont.
The joint provisional liquidators (JPL’s) of Cayman Islands registered LDK Solar are to hand back management of the bankrupt firm to its management.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported a two month sequential decline in sales.
The Silver Institute, a trade association for leading silver producers expects overall industrial demand to increase by 27% through 2018, with demand from the PV industry increasing around 24% in that time frame.
Semiconductor and solar equipment supplier, Orbotech has received a repeat order for its ‘Aurora’ PECVD tools worth around US$15 million.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET), reported sales in November of NT$1,460 million (US$46.79 million), down 5.6% on the previous month.
Major PV manufacturer JinkoSolar said that its 60-cell multicrystalline silicon ‘Eagle+’ series modules have achieved power output of 306.9 Watts.
A Soitec multi-junction solar cell for use in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems has become the company’s latest cell to reach a world record for conversion efficiency at 46%, according to Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (Fraunhofer ISE).
Xinyi Solar will invest around US$100 million in a new ultra-clear PV glass factory in Malaysia.
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest polysilicon and wafer producer in the PV industry has confirmed the sale of its wafer production assets for approximately US$1.3 billion in cash.
N-type monocrystalline wafer producer, Comtec Solar Systems Group, has reported a steep decline in revenue for the third quarter of 2014.
State-owned chemical firm, China National Bluestar, has bought tier-one module manufacturer REC Solar ASA for NOK4.34 billion (US$640 million).
Taiwan Polysilicon Corp has filed for corporate restructuring after a court ruled that it had failed to fulfil its obligations on NT$940 million (US$30.6 million) bonds.
Trina Solar has produced n-type and p-type monocrystalline and p-type multicrystalline solar cells with new record conversion efficiencies. Trina Solar expects the technologies used to become part of its future production roadmap.
China-based polysilicon and wafer producer, Daqo New Energy, has reported record third quarter results, due to strong demand that is expected to continue through the first quarter of 2015.
One of India’s largest PV module manufacturer’s, Waaree Energies said it would collaborate with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) on incorporating its new ‘Merlin’ technology into its existing production lines.
PV module encapsulant material producer, STR Holdings has expanded production at its Malaysian plant to meet growing PV module production in the country after the latest round of US anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Taiwanese made solar cells.
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer reported strong third quarter results as demand exceeded supply and was running at 100% utilization rates for both products.
Inverter manufacturer SMA has unveiled a new roof-mount racking solution for commercial-level PV installations.
Major PV energy provider, Canadian Solar, has reported record quarterly results for the third quarter of 2014, while guiding higher shipments and revenue for the fourth quarter.
The planned sale by GCL-Poly Energy Holdings of its wafer business is due to its very high debt leveraged ratio, primarily due to the concentration of short-term debt, Zhu Gongshan, the company’s CEO has said in an emergency investor call.