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China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar Technology is raising approximately US$618 million in a non-public offering of shares to fund several key projects related to manufacturing and PV power plant projects.
Taiwan-based wafer producer, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) sales in August continued to slump after the fall-out over US anti-dumping rulings.
Repeated trade actions against Chinese PV manufacturers have failed to have any discernible impact in stopping the country’s industry dominating the global c-Si supply chain, according to analysts NPD Solarbuzz.
Tata Power Solar will supply 10MW of modules to a project in Rajasthan, India, under the domestic content requirements (DCR) for the second phase of its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission to build up PV generation capacity in the country.
Hitachi Chemical is to enter volume production of wavelength conversion particles (WCP) that can be coated on EVA encapsulants for crystalline silicon modules and are claimed to boost conversion efficiencies up to 2.2%.
Taiwan-based solar wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET) has said it is considering establishing an overseas module assembly plant with sister company, Gintung.
LDK Solar’s Cayman Island liquidators with the support of two major investors are attempting to start restructuring proceedings in Hong Kong of LDK Solar’s key asset, its polysilicon production operations, LDK Silicon & Chemical Technology Co.
Despite weak demand from Chinese PV manufacturers after the US anti-dumping rulings, Taiwanese PV manufacturers were said to have received rush orders since the end of August, according to market research firm, EnergyTrend a part of Taiwan-based firm, TrendForce.
Major monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Silicon Materials has reported wafer sales of 789MW for the first half of 2014, an increase 41% compared to the same period a year ago.
Major PV manufacturers spent around US$422 million in 2013 on R&D activities, down 9% from 2012, according to the annual R&D spending analysis undertaken by PV Tech.
ChemTrace, which offers micro-contamination testing of solar substrates, wafering, and cell manufacturing equipment has established a new testing laboratory in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
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.