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Taiwan-based solar cell and module manufacturer Gintech Energy reported a significant jump in revenue for the month of March 2014.
In contradiction to its nearest rivals, JA Solar has revised upwards its first quarter 2014 shipments that the company said was based on “solid execution”, compared to recent downward shipment revisions by both Yingli Green and Trina Solar.
Croatia has an installed solar capacity of 23.8MW as of the end of March according to the Mediterranean country’s energy market operator, HROTE.
In response to the latest instalment from the fifth report of the Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), US Secretary of State John Kerry has said current low carbon energy technology must be used to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Specialist equipment supplier Robert Bürkle has supplied a further two ‘Ypsator’ 1722-7 lamination lines to OEM module manufacturer, Jabil Poland.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer, Trina Solar has significantly reduced module shipment guidance for the first quarter of 2014, due to weakness in orders from the EU because of a pending price adjustment being ratified by EU and Chinese authorities as part of an anti-dumping agreement.
German-based PV module manufacturer, aleo solar expects first quarter 2014 revenue to be around €11.6 million, a 62.7% fall from the same quarter of 2013.
Leading PV Manufacturer, Yingli Green has said that delays in obtaining construction approvals for PV projects planned in Algeria were behind the need to lower first quarter 2014 module shipment guidance.
Wuxi Suntech will have to re-establish itself in the new super-sized US solar sector, an industry analyst has said.
Suntech Power Holdings liquidators have brokered a deal with Wuxi Suntech, operated by Shunfeng for former owner to act as intermediaries for the sale of modules in the US and Europe.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Trina Solar claims to have set a new performance record for a module using p-type monocrystalline wafers of 326.3W, an output independently verified by TUV Rheinland.
Module, cell and wafer supplier, Jinko Solar, is to supply modules for distribution in India.
Austria-based solar developer, Activ Solar, accounting for most of Ukraine’s installed solar capacity, has warned the continuing political situation in Ukraine is jeopardising its current and future energy investments.
Global solar developer, SunEdison has dropped a 20MW project following concerns about domestic manufacturing supply in India.
A meeting of Shunfeng shareholders has unanimously approved the takeover deal for Wuxi Suntech.
A credit of Chaori Solar, the first company in China to default on a domestic bond repayment, has applied for the company to enter bankruptcy restructuring.
The UK has become the first European government to publish a dedicated solar PV strategy.
German PV manufacturer Sunways appears to be heading towards liquidation after a company statement said finding new investment was now a less “probable” outcome.
Global PV company Hanwha Q Cells and energy storage company Systems Sunlight have teamed up to construct a hybrid power system for telecommunications provider MTN Cyprus.
CIGS thin-film producer, TSMC Solar has obtained MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certification from TUV SUD BABT to sell its PV modules in the booming UK market.
Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar is expecting capital expenditure to reach US$213 million in 2014 as it targets expansion of capacity from ingot/wafer through to 1GW of extra module capacity.
BYD, the Chinese solar and storage manufacturer partially owned by investor Warren Buffet, is to supply modules for the first large-scale PV power plant in Rwanda.
SunEdison has announced financial close on a 50MW solar plant in Chile, which it claims is Latin America’s largest operational PV plant and also one of the biggest PV projects in the world operating without subsidies.
The minimum price that Chinese manufacturers can charge EU buyers will fall to €0.53/W for the second quarter of 2014, PV Tech has learned.
Market research firm, IHS, has significantly raised its forecast for global PV demand for 2014. Driven by expected demand growth in China and Japan, IHS expects installations to reach 46GW, a 22% increase over 2013.
Major photovoltaics energy provider, SunEdison, has claimed to have reached a new milestone by hitting 1GW of outsourced PV module production in less than three years.
Solar power plant developer and investor, United Photovoltaics, has completed the acquisition of a 195MW solar power plant portfolio in China.
Chinese PV manufacturer ReneSola has cleared up confusion surrounding its claim earlier this week that it would be cutting module shipments to the US in the wake of the latest trade dispute.
Developers who have bid for projects under the domestic content part of India’s JNNSM national solar programme may not sign power purchase agreements, industry body the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has warned.
Komax Group has taken its first step away from the solar industry, selling its 51% stake in joint venture (JV) company Komax Jinchen to its Chinese JV partner, Yingkou Jinchen.
The US and China must end their ongoing trade row or jeopardise the solar industry’s global growth, the CEO of Chinese module manufacturer Wuxi Suntech has warned.
The top 50 module manufacturers are to add 10GW of new capacity in 2014, predicts PV Pulse.
Japan has emerged as the premier export market for Chinese PV products, thanks in large part to a slumping European sector that has seen exports decrease over the last year.
Ukraine’s ministry of energy and coal industry has announced Crimea’s solar power projects are to stop receiving payments under the country’s feed-in tariff.
Chinese PV module manufacturer CSUN has been awarded the title of tier one module supplier by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) PV Module Maker Tiering System.
The joint provision liquidators (JPLs) of LDK Solar chose not to bail out the company’s German subsidiary Sunways, according to new SEC filing by LDK.
The minimum price for Chinese PV modules imported into the EU free of tariffs is set to be cut from €0.56 (US$0.77) to €0.53/Watt (US$0.73), according to reports in China.
Organic thin-film producer, Heliatek, has claimed a lab-based OPV solar cell has achieved a conversion efficiency of 7.2% with 40% light transparency to meet the needs of glass manufacturers for both building integrated PV (BIPV) and automotive roof markets.
One of Mexico’s largest retail companies, Tiendas Soriana, is teaming up with global photovoltaic company, Hanwha Q Cells, to install solar across 120 of Mexico’s supermarkets.
Trina Solar has said that all of its in-house produced solar cells will conform to IEC62804 Ed.1.0 (82/685/NP) standards, also known as the PID Test from April 2014 onwards.
Renewable project developer, Invenergy Solar Development, has acquired semiconductor manufacturer Soitec’s 7MW solar plant.
Although the shutdown of its Sichuan Phase I polysilicon production line impacted profitability in 2013, tier one PV manufacturer, ReneSola reported a 142.5% year-on-year increase in PV module shipments, reaching 1,728.8MW with plans to reach 2.5GW in 2014.
Manufacturer and utility solar project developer, First Solar and the Native American Moapa Paiute Tribe have started the construction of a 250MW solar power plant.
JA Solar has received certification from TÜV Rheinland which gives assurances of the quality of the company’s module design, production and product warranty for sale in the Japanese market.
Due to a fall in feed-in tariff (FiT) rates, return on investment (ROI) for large PV power plants in Japan could fall this year by as much as 5% compared to last year, according to Taiwan-based analysis firm EnergyTrend.
Shunfeng Photovoltaics is expected to need US$1.26 billion in working capital requirements for the next 12 months once its takeover of Wuxi Suntech is finalised, financial filings reveal.
Falling module prices and system costs will help propel global PV deployment to 500GW by 2018 as the industry returns to profitability, new analysis suggests.
Sunways, a German subsidiary of stricken Chinese firm LDK Solar, has entered insolvency proceedings for the second time.
Major PV equipment supplier, Meyer Burger, has finally stripped away its long-standing tool order backlog from its balance sheet as sales plummeted in 2013 and losses increased.
Egypt’s new prime minister, Ibrahim Melheb has stressed the need for solar energy development in the country, according to a report on Egypt’s state information service (SIS).