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Schmid Group has followed the start of construction of a new photovoltaics factory in Argentina by opening offices and a warehouse to support the new facility.
Europe’s approach to research and innovation in photovoltaics needs “systemic” change if the continent is to avoid seeing its solar manufacturing industry entirely wiped out in the coming years.
Organisers of the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) have set deadlines for paper abstract submissions for the event being held in mid-September at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany.
According to local reports, First Solar has officially opened its TetraSun technology-based production line at its PV manufacturing complex in Kulim High Tech Park, Malaysia.
Module manufacturer Yingli has launched a range of specially coated PV panels designed to reduce the cost of operating solar power plants in harsh environments.
Investors in PV module manufacturer, REC Solar have given the green light to the acquisition of the company by Chinese firm, China National Bluestar, a joint venture firm between the conglomerate ChemChina and Blackstone.
Indian PV manufacturer and project developer, Moser Baer Solar said that a strategy announced back in January 2012 to vastly improve its competitive position in the industry has been completed.
China-based monocrystalline wafer producer, Solargiga Energy has reported increased shipments and revenue in 2014.
Specialist PV equipment supplier RENA, which is in the middle of restructuring efforts, has said its new order intake in the fourth quarter of 2014 totalled €30 million.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) reported its second strongest month in 2014 for sales in December, just below recent record sales in June, 2014.
European R&D facility, imec has achieved new solar cell record efficiency for its N-type, monocrystalline n-PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) process using commercial sized wafers and processing equipment.
PV equipment specialist SoLayTec, recently acquired by Amtech Systems has secured an evaluation testing period for its ALD (atomic layer deposition) system with Hanwha Q CELLS.
Taiwan’s largest solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET), reported a decline in sales in December, citing and increase in its OEM business for the revenue fall.
Major PV energy provider, SunEdison, has added Gujarat, India to the list of potential sites for its plans to become a fully integrated PV manufacturer.
Solar tracking technology provider Exosun has reached agreements with multiple renewable energy companies to provide solar trackers for four new PV plants in France.
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has issued further government guidelines on the need for a major consolidation of PV manufacturing companies.
Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), a major wafer producer, is selling its complete shareholding in former subsidiary, GlobalWafers Co, for around US$131 million.
As a precursor to restarting polysilicon production, China-based LDK Solar said it had completed a US$70 million upgrade to its plant in Mahong, Jiangxi.
SolarWorld, the petitioner in PV module trade cases in the US and EU, has spoken out against the latest investigation by Brussels into solar glass.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Amtech Systems has acquired a majority stake in atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment firm SoLayTec from another equipment supplier, RENA.
The US commerce department’s decision to slap hefty tariffs on Chinese and Taiwanese solar imports is “already hurting” US-based manufacturers, the body opposed to punitive trade policies has claimed.
Polysilicon producer Hemlock Semiconductor is to close its facility in Clarksville, Tennessee, due to what it said were ongoing adverse market conditions and problems stemming from international trade disputes.
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 Glass.
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.