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The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has warned Chinese banks that the country’s PV industry represents a credit risk, according to reports.
JinkoSolar has been selected to supply two PV power plant projects in South Africa with a total of around 115MW of modules.
Monitoring and solar system company Draker has completed the installation of its first panel-to-grid monitoring solution in Japan.
US manufacturer Solectria Renewables is to supply its inverters to a 2.5MW ground-mounted PV system in Roswell, New Mexico.
PV industry manufacturing overcapacity and a flood of used PV equipment on the market, due to bankruptcies and firms exiting the sector, were behind Spire Corporation reporting a 70% decline in PV related sales in 2012.
The US’ largest pharmacy chain Walgreens has signed a partnership with clean energy provider SolarCity to bring renewable energy provision to its stores in Colorado.
German manufacturer aleo solar has recorded a 39% drop in revenue in its 2012 annual report published today.
Unshackled from its polysilicon purchasing contract with MEMC and tight financial controls, Conergy expects a positive cash flow in 2013.
PV manufacturer and project developer Centrosolar is to dispose of its solar glass operations due to falling market prices and sales volumes.
Japanese thin-film PV manufacturer Solar Frontier is planning to restart its module production line at its Miyazaki No.2 Plant in Kiyotakecho, Miyazaki, Japan, on 1 July 2013.
China has told the European Union to expect a fightback if it imposes trade duties on Chinese solar products.
Taiwanese module manufacturer Winaico has delivered its polycrystalline PV modules for installation at the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre (DKASC), a solar demonstration facility in Alice Springs.
Innotech Solar (ITS), a Scandinavian-German module manufacturer, is to ramp up its module production capacity from 60MW to 100MW and could even expand to 170MW.
JA Solar’s strategy of shifting sales from solar cells to modules has been achieved but at the cost of flat-lining business that started in 2011 and is expected to continue in 2013.
Meyer Burger Group net sales in 2012 fell 51% to CHF645.2 million (US$684 million) on the back of overcapacity across its fields served in the PV industry.
US-based module manufacturer SunPower has been ranked in the three top places in the PHOTON International module yield test in 2012.
Italian PV manufacturer Sunerg Solar is to open a second production line at its factory in the region of Umbria.
According to reports, Suntech Power Holdings Dr. Shi, the ousted Executive Chairman and current CEO, David King have both been detained by Chinese police.
Solar manufacturer Bosch Solar Energy is reviewing its future in the solar industry amid heavy losses suffered in 2012.
Several environmental organisations have written to the US trade representative urging the US to drop its trade case against India and instead to support the country’s domestic solar industry.
Insolvency and restructuring proceedings are to go ahead for Suntech’s main operations in China.
The Suntech Power Holdings saga has quickly led to questions being asked of the financial health of other leading China-based PV manufacturers.
Suntech Power Holdings has revealed that a group of eight Chinese banks have filed a petition for insolvency and restructuring of the company’s main manufacturing subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech.
GCL-Poly will use Yingli Green’s PV modules for its project pipeline that stands at around 1GW in a major new pact between the two companies.
In a newly created position, Suntech Power Holdings has appointed a senior executive from a Wuxi Guolian state owned investment company to the board of directors and president of the company, with immediate effect.
Chasing higher margin business in Japan, India and Thailand in the fourth quarter of 2012 resulted in Hanwha SolarOne’s sales in Germany plummetting to only 8% of total sales, down from 39% in the third quarter.
PV materials start-up, SolarExcel based in the Netherlands has been acquired by major industrial materials form, DSM for an undisclosed sum.
German PV developer Würth Solar, part of the larger industrial group Würth, has announced plans to outsource most of its solar business to BayWa and an unnamed second partner.
Suntech Power Holdings default on paying back its US$541 million convertible note last week has triggered cross-defaults on other loans, according to the company.
Long-standing and third ranked LDK Solar executive, Dr. Liangbao Zhu has resigned from the company with immediate effect.
An ad hoc group of bondholders that together own more than 63% of Suntech Power Holdings’ overdue US$541 million convertible note have urged the remaining bondholders to join them in talks with the PV module manufacturer to restructure the loan.
China-based solar wafer and module manufacturer ReneSola has revealed it is sold out of modules until June 2013 as it reported record quarterly and annual shipment results.
Suntech Power Holdings officially said for the first time that it would not pay holders of its US$541 million convertible bonds due today.
The US is emerging as an increasingly major player in the global solar market at unprecedented scale, according to a new report released today.
The threat of anti-dumping duties within the EU has prompted Chinese tier 1 module producer ReneSola to prepare to outsource over 400MW of module production to unidentified third parties not based in China.
The European Commission’s anti-dumping investigation into PV modules shipped into EU countries from China is having a major impact on module availability and forcing distributors, project developers and installers to alter purchasing decisions, PV-Tech can reveal.
In collaboration with the SUNY NanoCollege and U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium, flexible CIGS thin-film start-up, Magnolia Solar has claimed it has demonstrated a solar cell with a conversion efficiency of 13%. The company did not state aperture area dimensions.
Financial troubles at SolarWorld continue as the struggling PV module manufacturer delays reporting its full-year financial results as it talks with creditors over restructuring its debts.
Suntech Power Holdings has decided to permanently close its module assembly plant in Arizona with the loss of 43 jobs, citing US government imposed duties on imported solar cells and aluminium used in solar module frames.
California-based PV project developer, Pristine Sun has selected modules from Upsolar for PV power plants to be built in California, USA.
Institutional investors could supply more than a quarter of the capital needs of renewable energy up to 2035 but are being held back by policy and regulatory barriers, a study claims.
Chinese PV equipment manufacturer JA Solar has started to ship 35MW of its modules to Siemens for installation at five PV projects in Israel owned by Arava Power Company.
Falling solar module prices continued to impact Canadian Solar’s financial results as the company more than doubled losses year on year.
Suntech Power Holdings has struck a temporary deal with note holders on its US$541 million of bonds due on March 15 by delaying payment a further two months while more talks are undertaken.
German PV manufacturer SolarWorld has confirmed that Boris Klebensberger, Chief Operating Officer and member of the management board since October 2001, has left the company.
JA Solar’s modules have received UL 1703 certification for use on 1000 Vdc systems in the United States and Canada from Underwriters Laboratories.
Solar developers have this week been hit with a “disturbing” 8.7% reduction in a critical clean energy grant as part of the US sequestration spending cuts.
Chinese manufacturer Suntech has announced the resolution of its ongoing dispute with its partner GSF Capital.
Solar companies marketing third party lease agreements have started to face increasing criticism over the way they calculate energy savings to customers in California.
Exports of US solar products to China delivered a surplus of US$913 million in 2011, despite the demise of America’s module manufacturing and Chinese government support for its renewables industry, according to an influential report released today.