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Xiaofeng Peng the founder and chairman of insolvent Cayman Islands registered LDK Solar has resigned his position at the company including any director roles.
A Kyocera joint venture (JV) is preparing to build a 2.9MW PV power station in Japan that floats on water, claimed to be the largest such plant in the world to date.
Coupled to a much improved supply/demand dynamic major polysilicon producer, GCL-Poly reported strong first half year results, benefiting from high-utilisation rates and stable pricing.
Integrated PV manufacturer, Solargiga Energy Holdings reported an 85.9% increase in first-half 2014 revenue as it expanded PV module production to meet increased demand from its main customer, Sharp.
Falling technology costs and scalability make solar highly suitable for the South American market, according to PV materials manufacturer DuPont.
GCL Poly has secured two new credit lines worth a total of US$490 million. Downstream affiliate GCL New Energy also confirmed it had secured a 95% interest in a project in Jiangsu Province.
UK-based merchant solar wafer producer, PV Crystalox Solar reported increased shipments and revenue but margin decline due to lower wafer selling prices and stable polysilicon purchase pricing led to a loss in the first half of 2014.
PV materials firm, DuPont filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SunEdison and its affiliate NVT LLC in the US District Court for the District of Delaware over the use of its tellurium paste technology.
Finland-based industrial automation specialist, Cencorp is selling some of its operations and shifting conductive back sheet (CBS) production from its plant in Beijing, China to Mikkeli, Finland and closing the plant.
Polysilicon firm Daqo posted solid Q2 results and confirmed its capacity expansion plans are progressing on schedule.
German polysilicon manufacturer Wacker has confirmed that it will not be impacted by the latest tightening of trade rules by China.
China’s Ministry of Commerce is to ban the import of tariff-dodging solar-grade polysilicon from the 1 September.
Leading Chinese module manufacturer Yingli Solar has completed trials on a new technology for pulling monocrystalline silicon ingots that it claims could reduce production costs by US$0.01 per watt.
Solar tracker provider Array Technologies has successfully shipped its line of DuraTrack HZ single-axis solar trackers to PV construction firm Swinerton Renewable Energy, who will install the trackers on a new 35MW PV facility located about 37 kilometres south of Tucson, Arizona.
Solar project costs would inflate by as much as 75% if anti-dumping duties are introduced, according to the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Major polysilicon producer, Wacker Chemie, reported an increase in polysilicon shipments in the second quarter of 2014, due to increased demand that is expected to continue through the second half of the year.
Component and subsystems provider EMCORE has agreed to terms on a long-term supply deal with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to design and construct multi-junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs) for Lockheed’s satellite programme.
Dow Corning, majority owner of major polysilicon producer, Hemlock Semiconductor, has posted a 12% increase in first-half year revenue and a net income up 20%, compared to the prior year period.
Materials specialist, AkzoNobel is collaborating with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in a bid to offer lower-cost ALD and PECVD precursors for aluminium oxide passivation layer processing.
China-based energy and polysilicon producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, has said in a Hong Kong Stock Exchange filing that it expects to report a profit of over HK$800 million (US$103 million) for the first six months of 2014.
Japanese electronics materials firm, Shin-Etsu Chemical, is offering to license its production-ready bifacial monocrystalline solar cell technology that is claimed to have the highest conversion efficiency of 21% for conventional screen-printing processes.
N-type monocrystalline wafer producer, Comtec Solar Systems Group said that recent qualification starts by two potentially new unidentified customers coupled to estimated demand growth would lead to a 300MW capacity expansion.
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie expects revenue from cancelled or restructured polysilicon supply contracts from its solar sector customers to be around €210 million (US$283.2 million) in 2014.
R&D centre, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) has officially opened its module development and testing laboratory the CleanTech Park in Singapore.
Industry association, the Silver Institute, said that industrial consumption of silver had “advanced at a healthy pace in 2014”, resulting in a 5% price increase since the beginning of the year.