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Hanplast, a high-precision plastic mouldings engineering firm based in Poland is the first company to deploy Meyer Burger’s ‘SmartWire’ interconnect technology in a PV module assembly plant.
Hanergy Global Solar Power & Applications Group, a subsidiary of Hanergy Solar Group Limited, has signed a strategic partnership framework with Sojitz Machinery Corporation – one of the largest trading corporations in Japan.
Solar deployment needs to increase 12 times over by 2030 to avoid “climate catastrophe”, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has warned.
India’s domestic solar manufacturing sector will collapse by the end of the year unless the government adopts the recommended anti-dumping duties, according to the CEO of Tata Power Solar.
The first vertically integrated PV manufacturer in the MENA region, Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), has officially opened a 300MW PV module production plant, located in a Doha industrial zone, Qatar.
Japanese thin-film company, Solar Frontier, has plans to enter the UK market, although an official announcement is some way off, according to the company’s senior vice president, Atsuhiko Hirano.
US trade duties will have a greater impact on American solar jobs and US-based customers than it will on JinkoSolar, the company’s chairman has said.
Accusations that Trina Solar has breached the EU trade agreement are “false and ridiculous”, according to an executive at the company.
REC Group and clean energy provider SolarCity have reached a supply deal under which SolarCity will purchase a minimum of 100MW and a maximum of 240MW of REC’s Peak Energy solar panels over a 12-month period beginning in Q4 2014.
Chinese solar companies are violating a settlement between the European Commission and Chinese government by selling products in the EU below a minimum agreed price, it has been alleged.
The latest US solar trade duty on Chinese products threatens to undermine President Obama’s recent climate action, according to a lawyer representing the manufacturers from China.
Module and cell manufacturer China Sunergy (CSun) has signed an agreement with KosiFrankensolar to build 50MW of PV projects in Turkey.
The cost of PV in the US will not be driven higher by the preliminary anti-subsidy duties announced on Tuesday, according to Milan Nitzschke vice-president SolarWorld, the petitioner in the case.
The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21 Century (REN21) released its annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) on Wednesday, announcing good news for the renewable energy market.
Suntech is in talks with a number of companies over the possibility of acquiring a diverse range of companies from system integrators to finance and insurance providers.
The US government’s decision to impose anti-subsidy duties on Chinese PV manufacturers will make solar power more expensive for American consumers, the world’s biggest module supplier, Yingli Solar has said.
The US Department of Commerce has announced preliminary anti-subsidy rates of up to 35% for Chinese solar manufacturers.
One of India’s largest solar project developers, Welspun has said the anti-dumping measures go against the newly elected prime minister’s manifesto.
The International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme has published the first of a batch of reports exploring the quality and reliability of PV systems.
There was no sign of a negotiated settlement ahead of the first of two preliminary hearings on solar imports in to the US from China and Taiwan as both sides jostled for position.
Solar analyst Bridge to India’s managing director, Tobias Engelmeier, has warned anti-dumping duties will halt India’s solar industry for up to two years.
Tier-one PV manufacturer, ReneSola, continues to expand its module manufacturing outsourcing strategy and shift its focus to related PV products and residential markets as it moves away from competitor strategies.
First Solar will demonstrate its AC Power Block and Series 4 thin-film modules at Intersolar Europe this year.
Tambo Real II, a 2MW PV project comprised of more than 8,500 Trina Solar PC05 panels, has been completed. The plant, located in Vicuna, Chile, was financed, developed and installed by Chilean energy company Kaltemp.
US-based PV energy provider, SunEdison, has launched a new high-efficiency module under its Silvantis brand.
More than one-third of residential solar installs in the US in Q1 2014 were done so without any state incentives, according to the latest quarterly Solar Market Insight report by GTM Research.
Indian module manufacturer Tata Solar is to expand its module manufacturing facility in Bangalore from 125MW to 200MW citing potential new anti-dumping duties as one reason behind its decision.
US electricity and natural gas supplier, Xcel Energy has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with solar panel manufacturer and project developer SunPower.
Module manufacturer and project developer, Canadian Solar, has been selected to power the first PV farm in South Carolina.
US solar developer, First Solar has sold its 250MW Silver State South solar power plant.
Module manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced its fourth consecutive profit in its Q1 2014 results.
The threat of solar trade tariffs could derail projects in India, according US thin-film manufacturer First Solar.
Major monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Silicon Materials is entering the PV module market to demonstrate and promote the significant cost reductions achieved in monocrytalline wafer production and highlight the performance and life-time yield superiority of monocrystalline products over multicrystalline.
India has published definitive anti-dumping duties on US, Chinese and Malaysian solar manufacturers.
Non-silicon mono wafer costs are plummeting and could challenge the predominance of monocrystalline silicon wafers, according to the head of a leading Chinese wafer producer.
Renewables EPC company, Abengoa has completed what is said to be the world’s largest PV plant using a single-axis tracker.
Yingli Green has begun trial production of a new line of monocrystalline silicon solar modules that incorporate N-type metal-wrap-through (N-MWT) technology, the Chinese company announced yesterday.
The Chinese government, trade associations and a group of manufacturers have warned that the ongoing trade dispute in the US will damage the solar energy sector in both countries.
Trina Solar has reported increased profits and revenues in its Q1 results largely due to higher average selling prices (ASPs).
Before India’s new pro-solar Prime Minister Narendra Modi can settle into office, a glut of troubling solar issues await resolution.
The US Department of Commerce has delayed the preliminary solar anti-dumping decision hearing from 11 June to 24 July.
The world’s top 20 module manufacturers are predicting shipment increases of 30% this year, suggesting global installations could hit 50GW in 2014, according to NPD Solarbuzz.
Emerging markets power developer, Globeleq, has completed two solar power projects in South Africa.
SolarWorld has confirmed it has tightened its IT security after being informed that the Chinese military allegedly stole thousands of documents from its computers in 2012.
A key conference session at SNEC 2014, the APVIA Solar Leaders Dialogue session, held a day ahead of the start of the main SNEC exhibition, was dominated by past, present and possible future trade wars against and within the PV industry.
A US grand jury has filed charges against five members of the Chinese military for hacking into US-based companies including SolarWorld Americas.
A small utility firm in Finland that sold its 1% interest in the country’s new nuclear power plant has announced plans to develop a solar pilot scheme.
PV equipment and module turnkey line supplier, Spire Corporation expects higher order intake and sales within the PV sector in 2014, posting a 26% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2014 to US$4.1 million, compared to the prior year period
Module manufacturer and project developer Canadian Solar has surpassed guidance on module shipments and revenue.
German solar company JVG Thoma has announced that it is scheduled to begin production of a desert PV module manufacturing facility in Tunis, Tunisia, by early June.