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The solar industry is on the brink of a sustained period of momentum, according to a bullish research note by Deutsche Bank published on Wednesday.
China-based module manufacturer JinkoSolar has been contracted to supply 39MW of PV modules for three solar projects in Indiana, USA.
Solar stock prices could have begun a longer term recovery, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Beleaguered PV manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings has added two new directors to its board.
US PV manufacturer and developer First Solar is to act as supplier and EPC contractor for what are expected to become Australia’s two largest utility-scale solar farms.
The European Commission (EC) has been accused of using biased information from Europressedienst, the German-based market and media consultancy that provided statistics for the EU/China dumping dispute.
The main protagonist behind the European Commission’s investigation into the dumping of Chinese-manufactured solar products in Europe, EU ProSun, has initiated legal proceedings over the recent trade agreement.
The terms of the EU-China trade deal does not set a flat rate for the minimum import price of solar panels from China, a senior Chinese industry official has said.
The EU has announced that it has reached a deal with China to settle their long-running solar panel trade dispute.
Adding to its previous module supply deals in Mexico, US-based high-efficiency module manufacturer Suniva has also commissioned its first in-house PV project in the country.
UK-based PV manufacturing start-up, Sunsolar Energy, has placed an order with Meyer Burger for an automated and integrated module assembly line.
PV project developer Sumitomo and EPC firm NTT facilities will use Hanwha Q CELLS latest high-performance ‘Q.PRO G3’ modules in projects to be built in Kitakyushu, Tomakomai and Saizo, Japan.
Chinese PV manufacturers JA Solar and Powerway are to join forces to target South Africa’s burgeoning solar market.
The International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz (ISC Konstanz) in Germany is expected to hold an official opening over the next few months of a new desert module testing facility in El Gouna, Egypt.
More European solar construction firms will face insolvency this year as the European Union’s anti-dumping tariffs drive up prices for Chinese-manufactured solar modules.
French industrial giant Alstom has announced a partnership with concentrated PV (CPV) manufacturer Soitec, according to a statement on both companies’ websites.
CIS thin-film manufacturer, Solar Frontier, is touting a new lightweight PV module for the residential rooftop market, primarily in Japan.
US-based PV module supplier, Westinghouse Solar is teetering on the brink of insolvency, recent SEC filings reveal.
Indian solar companies who successfully petitioned for an investigation into alleged dumping of modules from China, the US, Taiwan and Malaysia, have called for the inquiry to include Japan and the EU.
Troubled Chinese manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings is to supply PV modules for what is claimed will be Latin America’s largest PV array, a 30MW plant in La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico.
Chinese module producer ReneSola has struck a deal to provide 63MW of modules to Thailand’s Energy Absolute as part of a project in Nakornsawan, Thailand.
Due to the insolvency proceedings by Suntech Power Holdings’ main European sales operations, Suntech Power International based in Switzerland, the company has submitted creditor claims to the administrator overseeing the case.
Chinese manufacturer Phono Solar has signed a 20MW deal with Australian distributor REDSET as it looks to offset damage in the European market caused by ongoing trade dispute.
Trina Solar has completed the repurchase of its outstanding convertible debt on schedule.
A deal that would see Conergy’s sales operations sold and split from its PV module and mounting systems manufacturing operations has been signed between US-based financial investor, Kawa Capital Management, Conergy and the preliminary insolvency administrator of Conergy.
Beleaguered SolarWorld reported preliminary first-half year results of €201 million, just €89 million for the second quarter of 2013, down from €112 million in the previous quarter.
ReneSola has obtained Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification for the booming Japanese solar market.
Aside from Renewable Energy Corporation’s (REC) announced split of its polysilicon and module manufacturing operations, the company also posted a positive EBITDA due to rising ASPs and running its Singapore-based PV module plant at full capacity.
Spanish solar manufacturer Cel Celis has opened insolvency proceedings at the commercial court of Leon, in northern Spain, amid reports that the company is in €30 million ($39.3 million) of debt.
Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) said it plans to split polysilicon and module production operations into two separate companies, ending its fully-integrated business model.
Gehrlicher Solar America has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 3MW PV power plant being built at a landfill site near the town of Scituate, Massachusetts.
Dealing with the chronic lack of capital expenditure in the PV industry, Japan-based PV equipment supplier, NPC Group has turned to the contract module assembly business in order to stem two years of losses.
An auction to sell the assets of bankrupt US-based PV module manufacturer, Bluechip Energy, also known as Advanced Solar Photonics has taken place, marking the end to the company’s operations.
Chinese tier one PV manufacturer, ReneSola has significantly revised upwards its sales and shipment guidance for the second quarter of 2013.
Chinese manufacturer ReneSola has secured a deal to provide 32MW of its modules for a series of PV projects in Japan.
The global solar PV market will be worth US$134 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Navigant Research.
ReneSola has announced a 12MW PV module deal with Japan’s Silicon Bank and hinted at the possibility of a further 20MW of sales in the near future.
The majority of Yingli Green’s PV modules have achieved Japan’s JET certification, enabling the module manufacturer to supply its multi- and monocrystalline products to the commercial market in the country.
Solarbridge has teamed up its microinverters with Hareon modules to bring ACPV technology to international markets.
An unidentified Swiss investor, involved in the downstream PV power plant business, has acquired the German manufacturing operations of US-based CIGS thin-film producer Nanosolar.
Leading South Korean manufacturer, Hyundai Heavy Industries, is looking to the US and Japanese solar markets rather than Europe to fuel the future growth of its PV business.
Solar venture capital investments increased by over US$60 million in the second quarter of 2013, having hit a record low in the first part of the year.
Struggling German manufacturer aleo Solar has blamed deteriorating market conditions in Europe for another set of disheartening financial figures.
Japanese PV manufacturer Panasonic is to close its module factory in Hungary at the expense of 550 jobs.
German manufacturer and developer Conergy has started insolvency proceedings at the District Court of Hamburg after plans to include a new strategic investor in the company were thwarted by one of 10 existing creditors.
In preparation of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), organizers have posted the full programme of over 1,600 presentations online.
The Indian government has announced a date for a preliminary hearing for its investigation into anti-dumping allegations against PV module manufacturers in China, Taiwan, USA and Malaysia.
Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is featuring its newest low silver content back-side tabbing pastes for conventional c-Si solar cells, the SOL202 Series, at Intersolar North America.
China-based PV module package material manufacturer, HIUV Electronic Company, has struck a supply and technology development deal with Yingli Green Energy.
PV equipment specialist, Spire Corporation, has been delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange after failing to restore its share price to the US$1.00 per share minimum after 360 days.