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Several leading tier one Chinese photovoltaic module manufacturers are expected to post record solar PV module shipment figures for the third quarter of 2013, according to market research firm NPD Solarbuzz.
The sale of Suntech Wuxi took a new twist today as a local government controlled firm offered to provide a US$150 million cash injection in a rival bid.
Crystalline module manufacturer Jinko Solar has supplied 1.2MW of PV modules for a project in Chile.
Trendforce research division EnergyTrend has issued a new report in which it claims that Asian market demand is exceeding that of other regions including Europe.
Although Taiwan has become the second largest solar cell manufacturing base next to China, policies in place to support domestic PV installations only stretch to a meagre target of 200MW.
JAG Energy Group have been contracted to build a 13MW, 14.3 hectare solar park in Kanagawa, part of the Greater Tokyo region in Japan.
Wafer manufacturer, Green Energy Technology (GET), has said that its PV module manufacturing subsidiary, Apollo Solar Energy, is to expand production.
Two US PV manufacturers have announced milestones in the outsourced production of their equipment, suggesting the ‘fab-less’ and ‘asset-lite’ business model exist in the PV industry.
Cash-strapped Chinese manufacturer LDK Solar has won a second reprieve from noteholders on repaying interest on its bonds first due two months ago.
Thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier has now supplied 86MW of modules to engineering firm Chiyoda Corporation.
Japanese thin-film company Solar Frontier has been selected by housing company Seiksui Heim to provide CIS solar modules for its new ‘Smart Power Station’ homes.
Shares in Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology have been suspended as the completion of a “significant acquisition”, thought to be for Suntech Wuxi, is completed.
Chinese manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is to supply 59MW of its modules to China Three Gorges New Energy.
As of 1 January 2014, recycling of solar modules in Switzerland will be governed by an agreement recently signed by Swissolar and SENS eRecycling.
According to the latest NPD Solarbuzz PV Equipment Quarterly report, solar PV module production is set to reach the 50GW milestone in 2014.
REC management has revealed that demand for both its polysilicon and PV modules remained strong in the third quarter of 2013.
Korea-based module supplier, Hanwha SolarOne, has supplied 8.2MW of PV modules to a solar park in Germany.
First Solar is to build a 3.28MW PV plant for use as a research facility at the University of Queensland in Australia.
A new research note from Deutsche Bank analyst, Vishal Shah, remains bullish on the solar industry’s prospects for 2014, after meting with key industry players at Solar Power International.
South Korean manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has surpassed 4GW of PV module shipments worldwide, the company has revealed in a statement.
Solar manufacturer CNPV has attained certification from Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental Technology Laboratories (JET) for its range of modules clearing the way for them to enter the Japanese market.
Hanwha Q CELLS USA is establishing a new commercial division to support what it expects to be a booming market in the US, after lagging behind both the utility-scale and residential solar markets.
Momentum continues to build for LG Electronics’ most important solar module product roll-out since the company’s involvement in the PV industry.
Demand for monocrystalline solar cells demand is increasing as PV rooftop markets switch to self-consumption, according to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce.
Beleaguered PV equipment supplier, centrotherm photovoltaics, has given a cryptic account of deterioration in revenue expectations over the next two years, having recently reviewed its order backlog.
The Renewable Energy Company ASA has announced the results of its public share offering for its new division, REC Solar.
SolarCity’s stock and convertible note offering has closed with the company raising US$396.6 million.
At Solar Power International 2013, 3M Renewable Energy is debuting its latest backside busbar tape, ‘4706’ which allows manufacturers to eliminate silver-based backside busbars, enabling cost savings and protecting against the volatility of silver prices.
Suntech Power Holdings is introducing a higher voltage PV module, engineered for utility-scale and commercial applications in the US at Solar Power International 2013.
Three senior board members of struggling Chinese PV manufacturer China Solar Energy Holdings have been detained by Chinese authorities following allegations of fraud.
Chinese module manufacturer, Jinko Solar, signed a strategic agreement last week to build what is said will be China’s largest distributed PV plant.
SunPower has said that its E20/327 solar modules have passed potential induced degradation (PID) testing at PV Evolution Labs.
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is displaying its new ‘HIT Double’ bifacial solar panel ‘VBHN225DA02’ at Solar Power International 2013.
Turnkey Chinese solar company, ET Solar, is supplying 13MW of its 300W solar modules to Strata Solar, for two 6.5MW solar farms in North Carolina.
Struggling PV systems supplier, CENTROSOLAR, is seeking creditor protection via the Local Court of Hamburg.
The turnaround at Q CELLS after its acquisition via receivers by South Korea’s Hanwha Group is said to be ongoing after its official first year of operations.
The Indian government has signed off the first 750MW batch of tenders under the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission with a softening of domestic content rules.
Module manufacturer and PV service provider, Canadian Solar, has begun work on a 130MW solar farm in Ontario.
Motech Industries will be showcasing a new ‘Sirius’ cell at Solar Power International.
The US market is continuing to be a major hub for solar PV installations. According to GTM Research, cumulative PV capacity will surpass 10GW by the end of 2013.
Restructuring activities at PV backsheet specialist, STR Holdings, have moved up the ladder to include the elimination of some senior executive positions as cost-cutting continues.
Japanese thin-film manufacturer Solar Frontier is to introduce its SolarSets range of standardised PV systems to the Italian residential market after agreeing a distribution deal with P.M. Service.
Having received court judgements on non-repaid loans from Suntech Power Holdings, some of the small bondholders are seeking Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings against the company.
China Sunergy has gained TUV Rheinland certification for its factory in Turkey, the company has confirmed.
Chinese PV manufacturer TBEA SunOasis has received certification to sell its modules in Australia.
The second biggest inverter manufacturer in China, Zeversolar, has agreed a UK distribution deal with Proinso.
Chinese turnkey solar company, ET Solar, is supplying 4.8MW of its solar modules to two PV projects in Chile.
Energy Team Brasil, the Brazillian subsidiary of European renewable project developers, Energy Team SRL Brixen, is planning to build a 40MW PV rooftop array in Brazil.
Intersolar Europe will include the Electrical Energy Storage show as of next year, according to its organisers.
A central figure in SolarWorld’s successful fight to obtain anti-dumping duties on Chinese imported solar products in the US has been replaced as president of its US operations.