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Tier one Chinese PV manufacturer, ReneSola has reported another quarter of record shipments and revenue that exceeded guidance as its PV module and OEM business continued to increase.
PV manufacturer, ReneSola said that it would permanently close its Phase 1, Sichuan polysilicon production plant due to its failure to significantly reduce production costs.
REC Silicon is to extend and existing polysilicon supply contract with an existing customer by two years.
A month after announcing a sapphire substrate manufacturing agreement with consumer electronics giant, Apple, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) is planning to raise over US$125 million in a convertible bond.
Tightening supply of quality solar wafers due to booming demand for PV modules could see the return of contract trading by wafer producers, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend.
Mitsubishi Materials, a minority shareholder in polysilicon producer, Hemlock Semiconductor has sold its stake in the company to Dow Corning for US$240 million.
The EU is to apply a 42.1% anti-dumping duty on Chinese solar glass manufacturers, according to a document published in the organisation’s official journal.
Citing the fast pace of material developments for PV manufacturing, Heraeus’ Photovoltaics Business Unit is expanding its silver paste R&D capabilities at its site in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
LDK Solar has reported increased shipments, higher revenue and reduced losses for the third quarter of 2013, while cash levels also improved by approximately US$10 million after plummeting to only US$85.1 million in the previous quarter.
Daqo New Energy has plans to double polysilicon production at its plant in Xinjiang, China to 12,000MT per annum by the end of 2014.
A syndicate of 11 commercial banks in China have provided technically bankrupt, LDK Solar with a RMB 1.56 billion (US$256 million) credit facility.
Wafer producer PV Crystalox Solar has said it expects shipments to be at the high end of its mid-year guidance of 160-180MW.
Hoku’s abandoned polysilicon plant in Pocatello City, Idaho is to be re-auctioned with bidding starting at US$5 million.
The market for PV materials will grow at 9.2% annually till 2018, according to new a new report by Lux Research.
China’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly, has agreed a US$200 million bond sale to an Asian investment fund.
Manufacturing costs for tier one integrated polysilicon and PV wafer makers are set to hit a record low of US$0.20 per watt in 2014, according to analysis by NPD Solarbuzz.
China’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly Energy, has said that continued high manufacturing utilisation rates at customer facilities meant its production supply could not meet with market demand.
Specialist encapsulant supplier, STR Holdings, continues to struggle following the loss of its major customer, First Solar, last year, as third quarter sales continued to decline, forcing further plant closures and restructuring efforts.
Impacted by its financial woes and ingoing restructuring, SolarWorld said that PV product shipments within its German domestic market continued to decline in the third quarter of 2013.
The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Germany-based FHR Anlagenbau announced a collaboration to develop high-performance Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) coatings.
Crystal growing equipment specialist, PVA TePla, has said it has seen an increase new orders, including an order from the PV industry.
Soon after REC split its polysilicon and PV module manufacturing operations into separate companies, REC Silicon is to reduce its workforce by approximately 60 across all locations, with immediate effect.
Iconic consumer electronics firm, Apple, is investing US$578 million in a new manufacturing plant to be operated by GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), creating 700 jobs in Arizona, US.
China-based polysilicon and wafer producer, Daqo New Energy, has revised upwards its expected shipment levels for the third quarter of 2013.
The centrotherm Group was able to secure new orders totalling €163.2 million during its restructuring period through October 2012 and May 2013.