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PV module supplier Innotech Solar has filed for insolvency blaming uncertainty in the European market for its troubles.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer and clean energy developer Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) reported a major turnaround in its business operations in 2014, after integrating Wuxi Suntech.
US residential PV installer and leasing company Sunrun has formed a nationwide partnership to market its solar services to the clients of Associa, a company which provides property services to communities.
Major PV equipment specialist Meyer Burger reported a 56% increase in 2014 sales and new order intake 13% above 2013 levels.
Tier-one PV manufacturer SolarWorld has reported that total shipments increased 55% in 2014 and guided shipments in 2015 to increase a further 25% and surpass 1GW.
In 2015, PV demand in China could top 18GW, according to an updated forecast from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Major tier-one PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has said it would not be adding new manufacturing capacity in 2015 as it focuses on its high debt ratios and need to restructure over US$2 billion of its US$4 billion debt this year.
Jinko Solar, which revealed last week that it has already secured 750MW of orders in the US this year, will supply 104MW dc of PV panels to the Red Hills utility-scale solar project in Utah.
Major tier-one PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy reported relatively flat shipments and revenue for 2014 on losses of US$209.5 million.
Laser equipment specialist LPKF reported strong sales to the solar industry in 2014, despite limited capital spending in the sector.
Clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group has forecasted global PV installations to reach approximately 54.5GW in 2015.
PV project developer Solar Power (SPI Solar) is planning to develop over 100MW of solar PV projects in Panama with SG Panama Solar LLC, a unit of SDL Solar a US-based PV project developer.
PV technology start-up Natcore Technology is to work with specialist PV equipment supplier Eurotron B.V, to integrate back-contact cell designs to patterned conductive backsheet-based solar modules.
Module manufacturer Suntech appears to have rowed back on plans to establish a manufacturing hub in South Africa.
Thin-film maker Hanergy, which has been the subject of recent press reports over “unusual” share trading, has opened a number of retail stores in its homeland, China.