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The Indian government has revealed the financial bid results for its auction for 750MW of solar energy, with US firm First Solar looking likely to miss out, according to analysts.
Indian PV module manufacturer Vikram Solar has been given tier one status.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic has confirmed that the acquisition of Wuxi Suntech will not be completed in line with its original timeline.
A victory for SolarWorld in its latest trade case in the US would devastate the industry and force tens of thousands of people out of work, according to SunEdison CEO Ahmad Chatila.
Chinese tier one manufacturer ReneSola will open a manufacturing base in Japan, in partnership with electronics trading company Vitec.
Beleaguered PV manufacturer, SolarWorld, has provided an insight into its recovery plan after the financial restructuring of the company is complete, expected by the end of February 2014.
Major PV energy provider SunPower has guided capital expenditure (capex) plans for 2014 that are nearly double spending in 2013.
Three solar tracking sites in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California are now producing power.
Module manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has raised US$21 million from a share issue.
PV producers in Europe face significant changes to the way they handle waste solar modules after an EU-wide change of disposal rules came into effect last week.
New Zealand’s Green Party has announced a new residential solar loan programme as part of its energy policy.
Taiwan-based integrated PV manufacturer, Motech Industries posted NT$2,078 million (US$68.7 million) in revenue for January, 2014 a 95% increase over the same period a year ago.
Italian solar manufacturer Waris has announced that it will double the production capacity of its manufacturing facility in Condino, following the signing of an agreement with distributor Solarmarkt Deutschland.
Leading CIS thin-film PV module manufacturer, Solar Frontier reported its first annual profit in 2013, fuelled by the boom in the Japanese market.
The Dutch PV distributor and installer Sunconnex has filed for insolvency, according to papers lodged with a court in Amsterdam last week.
US manufacturers should not have to compete with the Chinese government, SolarWorld America has said after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in its favour.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that an investigation into anti-dumping and countervailing duties for solar cell products from China and Taiwan will go ahead, following a preliminary phase vote in Washington DC on Friday.
Suntech Power Holdings American Depositary Shares (ADS) will officially be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange after the insolvent company lost an appeal with the NYSE’s Committee for Review.
PV manufacturer LDK Solar has agreed a two-week forbearance agreement with bondholders on overdue interest payments.
Saint-Gobain subsidiary, AVANCIS has reported a 30 x 30 cm² champion CIS thin-film module with a conversion efficiency of 16.6%, verified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Head of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) Jigar Shah has requested that the Obama administration follow the lead of their German counterparts and quickly seek to negotiate a settlement of the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy ‘loophole’ case requested by SolarWorld.
A hybrid solar energy system developed by California-based Cogenra, has been selected for a US$1.996 million award from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).
Aleo solar has said it expects losses for 2013 exceeded half its share value triggering an extraordinary general meeting.
Major PVEP (PV energy provider), SunPower Corp said that it reduced production costs by more than 20% in 2013, following-on from a greater than 20% reduction achieved in the previous year.
PV energy provider (PVEP), Canadian Solar is considering increasing production capacity to 3GW in 2014. The SEC filing also revealed that the company had increased module assembly capacity at its plant in Ontario, Canada from 330MW at the end of 2013 to 530MW of as of January 31, 2014.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has said that it hopes to press ahead with its “rescue mission” of Wuxi Suntech, regardless of an ongoing dispute between subsidiaries of Suntech Power Holdings.
International PV manufacturer, ReneSola, has opened a new office in Panama.
Brazilian start-up Pure Energy Generation has received approval for its plan to build a 40MW PV module production plant in the Brazilian state of Alagoas.
Canadian Solar said that PV module shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013 far exceeded previous guidance, pushing annual shipments close to 2GW.
Developer AGRenewables (AGR) has teamed up with South Korea’s Hanwha Q Cells on a 23.4MW PV project in Cambridgeshire, UK.
The US government has requested that the WTO investigate India’s domestic content requirements that form part of its solar procurement drive.
Trina Solar has expanded its distribution network in the UK as it eyes the country’s underdeveloped commercial sector.
The US supply arm of ET Solar will provide modules to 23MW of PV power stations across six projects in North Carolina for developer Strata Solar.
New EU WEEE regulations coming into force will be met in France by a consortium of PV manufacturers and industry body, PV CYCLE.
Suntech Singapore has been ordered to pay Suntech Power Holdings’ immediate subsidiary Power Solar System (PSS) nearly US$264 million.
The Taiwanese government has raised fears that the latest the anti-dumping investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce that has expanded its reach to include Taiwanese PV products could “seriously damage the interests of manufacturers and suppliers”.
India-based PV manufacturer, Vikram Solar is considering a technology collaboration with Finish firm Cencorp in respect to its Metal Wrap Through (MWT) solar cell and Conductive Back Sheet (CBS) based PV module technology.
The PV cell and module manufacturing operations of Dutch firm Pufin Power are to increase their production capacity after securing a supply deal with French distributor Thomson Energy.
Major merchant solar cell and module manufacturer, Neo Solar Power (NSP), posted sales of NT$2,424 million (US$79.9 million) for January, 2014.
SolarWorld chairman Frank Asbeck, the chief agitator in a string of trade cases against the Chinese PV industry, has been accused of “reckless” behaviour that could put thousands of US solar jobs at risk.
Another solar power project in the subsidy-less country of Chile has received the stamp of approval from the environmental authorities.
Panasonic reported that it’s Eco Solutions segment that includes its PV module operations increased sales to around US$4.6 billion in the FY2014 third quarter, up around 10% from the same period a year ago.
The latest solar trade case brought in the US could see American companies produce “Chinese” solar products, if the petitioner SolarWorld’s terms were met, according to a lawyer representing Chinese PV manufacturers.
Industry advocacy body, the Australian Solar Council, has launched a ‘save solar’ campaign.
Robert Bosch subsidiary, PV module manufacturer aleo solar is to be acquired by Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Sunrise Global Solar Energy and Japanese manufacturing machinery producer, CHOSHU Industry.
SunEdison and the Government of Saudi Arabia are undertaking a feasibility study to establish a fully integrated PV manufacturing complex, including polysilicon production through to PV module assembly at an estimated cost of US$6.4 billion.
Chile’s Environmental Assessment Service (Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental SEIA) has approved the environmental impact statement for a 50MW solar project.
Increased domestic Japanese market demand and a maturing ‘asset lite’ manufacturing business model, led to Sharp Corporation’s solar PV business return to profitability in its third quarter financial year results.
Fabless module manufacturer Upsolar has committed US$20 million to a new clean energy fund.
The French regulatory commission has announced new solar feed-in tariffs for the first quarter of 2014.