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South Korean manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has supplied 12.9MW of HSL modules for a several solar parks in Portugal.
Updated. Market research firm, IHS has reiterated growth projections for PV installations in 2013 of 35GW, while forecasting growth of only 15% to just over 40GW in 2014.
SMA’s Canadian subsidiary is supplying inverters for a 100MW PV plant in Ontario, said to be the largest solar plant in Canada.
Still waiting for an upturn in solar module equipment orders, Spire Corporation reported third quarter revenue of US$4.2 million, slightly up from US$3.6 million reported in the second-quarter and up from US$2.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Trina Solar, one of the last major tier one module manufacturers to embrace the downstream project business model, is planning to have 30% of annual revenue attributed to PV power plant projects in the next three years.
Solar manufacturer, ET Solar, is supplying modules to a 21MW solar project in North Carolina.
Spectrolab has set a new solar cell efficiency world record for a non-concentrated solar cell of 38.8% and in doing so has beaten the company’s own previous record of 37.8%, set in April.
Clean energy consultancy, Mercom Capital Group, has predicted that domestic content requirements in the next phase of India’s national solar programme could lead to trade disputes.
Suntech Power has said it intends to appeal a decision by NYSE Regulation, the oversight body of the New York Stock Exchange, to delist the company’s American Depository Shares.
JinkoSolar has said it will expand module capacity to at least 2GW in 2014, due to solar modules sales being virtually fully booked through the first half of the year.
China’s largest polysilicon and solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly, has agreed a US$200 million bond sale to an Asian investment fund.
The “start of a ‘new’ Conergy” has been heralded by the company as Kawa Capital Management finalised its acquisition of the global Conergy sales and service units.
China-based PV manufacturer ReneSola has won a 53.5MWp module order for PV projects in Texas being developed by OCI Solar Power.
US-based PV manufacturer and plant developer, First Solar, has comfortably held on to the top position of solar project tracker website Wiki-Solar’s table of leading utility-scale solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies.
A Wuxi court has approved Shunfeng Photovoltiac International’s purchase of Suntech Power’s manufacturing arm, taking the protracted saga closer to conclusion.
Photovoltaic (PV) prices are set to increase by 9% in 2014, according to a new report produced by GTM Research.
Chinese solar manufacturer JA Solar has announced that it has shipped 30MW of modules to British Solar Renewables.
The German arm of Nanosolar, the US based thin-film company which closed in July this year, was relaunched at the beginning of November as Smartenergy Renewables Deutschland.
Canadian Solar has announced a return to profitability, with its project business and new markets leading the way.
German based construction and engineering company, M+W, has been awarded a contract to construct a 70MW solar module factory with Schmid Group in Argentina.
Hanwha SolarOne is shifting its position in the PV industry in an attempt to improve its business opportunities and financial condition in light of its slow recovery, compared to tier 1 Chinese rivals.
The RMB3 billion (US$492 million) bid from Shunfeng Photovoltaic International for Suntech’s manufacturing arm has been accepted by the administrator of the flailing firm.
The joint secretary for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Shri Tarun Kapoor said invitations for tenders for the 4GW mega solar project in India will begin in a few months.
Specialist encapsulant supplier, STR Holdings, continues to struggle following the loss of its major customer, First Solar, last year, as third quarter sales continued to decline, forcing further plant closures and restructuring efforts.
Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced two module supply agreements totalling 34.3MW in Turkey and in China.
Yingli Green Energy has reported third quarter 2013 revenue of US$596.3 million and net loss of US$38.5 million as PV module shipments increased 5.1%.
Module manufacturer aleo solar has announced that its nine-month revenue for 2013 was €99.1 million (US$132.7 million) a fall of 55.5% compared to the same period last year.
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has awarded accreditation to Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology.
Impacted by its financial woes and ingoing restructuring, SolarWorld said that PV product shipments within its German domestic market continued to decline in the third quarter of 2013.
Canadian Solar has confirmed to PV Tech that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Punjab for future solar developments.
Global capital spending in the PV industry is expected to increase at a higher rate than previously expected, says market research firm IHS.
JA Solar is supplying 70MW of modules to China-based system integrator, Shanghai CSET Co for several major commercial rooftop projects in the country.
The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Germany-based FHR Anlagenbau announced a collaboration to develop high-performance Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) coatings.
Chinese module manufacturer JinkoSolar has had its polycrystalline products certified by the independent UK-based engineering consultancy OST Energy.
German research and development institute Fraunhofer Centre for Silicon Photovoltaics (Franuhofer CSP) has announced that it will develop an LED-based solar simulator with Wavelabs Solar Metrology Systems after the two companies signed a cooperation agreement.
Jinko Solar has become the latest module manufacturer to have its modules certified by the Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental Technology Laboratories (JET)
Swedish furniture retailer, Ikea, is doubling the size of its US Maryland PV installation.
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is in line to become home to the country’s first PV cell and module manufacturing plant.
French photovoltaic (PV) project developer and investor Hanau Energies is scheduled to begin construction on a 4.4MW solar power plant on the site of a production facility owned by global chemical company DuPont.
Despite increased shipments and sales reported in its second quarter (FY) results, China Sunergy has been forced to lower quarterly and full-year guidance due Chinese banks tightening credit facilities, restricting the company’s ability to purchase materials and products for production.
Merchant PV solar cell and module supplier, Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported that accumulated net profits for the first nine-months of 2013 reached NT$200 million (US$6.8 million) as demand, higher ASPs and high utilisation rates continued.
The US Department of Energy has launched the second round of its Rooftop Solar Challenge.
Updated. The latest but not unexpected twist to Suntech Power Holdings financial position is that the company is seeking US court, Chapter 15 liquidation, according to an SEC filing by the NYSE-listed company.
Trina Solar is the second, but likely not be the last PV module manufacturer to revise upwards third quarter shipments due to strong demand.
International solar panel manufacturer, REC Solar, has supplied a 2.15MW ground-mounted installation with more than 8,700 solar panels in Ohio.
The Turut Ozal Medical Center of İnönü University, Malayta in Turkey has signed a contract for the construction of a 5MW solar power plant.
German thin-film PV manufacturer, Calyxo, is supplying modules for a project at Toledo Zoo, Ohio.
Canadian Solar has issued upward shipment and margin guidance ahead of releasing its third quarter financial results on November 13.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has successfully acquired the PV manufacturing operations of Suntech Wuxi with administrator approval for around US$490 million. Suntech Wuxi had debts of more than US$2.3 billion.
Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has secured a 100MW order from China Three Gorges New Energy.