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Having lost its line of credit from its banks, Germany-based PV supplier Sunways, majority-owned by struggling Chinese manufacturer LDK Solar, has been forced into insolvency proceedings.
Global PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy’s Chinese subsidiary has won a bid to supply 220MW of its multicrystalline modules to China Power Investment (CPI) Corporation.
PV-Tech can confirm the European Commission is planning to impose between 37.2% and 67.9% tariffs on Chinese solar module manufacturers.
Suntech Power Holdings said in a brief SEC filing that the chief human resources officer Hongkuan Jiang had resigned from the company.
Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog is to prosecute two companies trading under the names of Euro Solar and Australian Solar Panel for allegedly misleading claims about the provenance of their solar products.
Hanwha SolarOne, a PV equipment provider and part of Hanwha Group, has delivered 3MW worth of PV modules for installations at a project owned by the German city of Offenbach.
KDC Solar has completed the construction of a solar plant at New Jersey Media Group’s (NJMG) printing facility in Rockaway, New Jersey.
The Singapore subsidiary of German EPC, Phoenix Solar, has won the contract to engineer 36MW of new solar power capacity in Thailand.
European Union trade commissioner Karel De Gucht is to offer support to EU ProSun’s complaint against Chinese module manufacturers by imposing trade duties on solar imports from China, according to various media reports.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected Canada’s appeal and upheld the its own ruling that Ontario’s domestic content policy violates global trade rules.
German manufacturer SMA is to supply 114 of its Sunny Central 900CP XT inverters to what is said to be Europe’s largest thin-film PV power plant in Templin in Brandenburg, Germany.
South African EPC constructor Soventix has been contracted to build what is said to be one of the largest roof-mounted PV plants in South Africa.
Specialist encapsulant supplier STR Holdings continued to see sales slump in the first quarter of 2013, despite many module manufacturers raising production utilization rates on improved demand.
PV energy provider (PVEP), Canadian Solar expects module shipments in the first quarter of 2013 to be much higher than previously guided.
PV energy provider (PVEP) SunPower has revealed that demand exceeded its ability to supply product and services in the first quarter of this year.
SolarWorld is close to securing financial backing from a Qatari investor, its CEO Frank Asbeck has confirmed.
Switzerland’s ABB has received a $25 million order to provide electrical and control systems for one of the world’s largest PV power plants with a single-axis tracking system.
Citing improved margins against very tight capital expenditure control, PV module manufacturers are increasingly outsourcing part of their production needs, benefiting the likes of Flextronics, Jabil Circuits and JA Solar, according to a new report from IHS.
The top 20 solar PV module suppliers accounted for almost 70% of global PV shipments in Q1 2013, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Module Tracker Quarterly report.
The supplier base for PV inverters continued to fragment in 2012, with the market share of the world’s 10 largest suppliers falling by 6%, according to a report by IMS Research.
Yingli Solar has been crowned as the top module producer for the first time as well as the top cell manufacturer in 2012, according to rankings compiled by GTM Research.
Suntech Power Holdings has released preliminary fourth quarter and full-year 2012 financial results which indicate that the struggling PV manufacturer continued to generate losses last year.
Nine solar and renewable energy trade associations from across Europe have joined forces to call on the European Commission to stop its anti-subsidy and anti-dumping investigations against Chinese solar manufacturers.
SolarWorld has secured agreements with the majority of banks and creditors to undertake a massive debt-to-equity swap.
Struggling SolarWorld has issued a few key preliminary consolidated financial figures, before disclosing full-year unaudited results.
Chinese manufacturer ReneSola’s 125-square monocrystalline module has been approved for use in the Japanese solar market.
SunPower has begun constructing what will be the largest combined PV power plants, recently acquired by a subsidiary within investor Warren Buffett’s empire.
Reduced polysilicon production dragged revenue generation down at Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) in the first quarter of 2013.
US-based global product company Staples has joined forces with SunEdison to install a 685kW solar power facility at Staples’ global headquarters in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Concentrated PV (CPV) manufacturer Amonix claims to have converted a record 36% of sunlight into energy in a module trial at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
German PV module manufacturer SOLARWATT and BMW i, part of the BMW Group, have formed a partnership to supply rooftop and carport photovoltaic solutions for owners of BMW i electric cars.
Manufacturer Kyocera Solar is planning to lay off staff at its manufacturing plant in San Diego, California, because of weak demand for US-made solar modules.
Struggling PV manufacturer LDK Solar is issuing another tranche of shares to Fulai Investments in return for US$25.75 million.
RGS Energy, a division of Real Goods Solar, and Smart Energy Capital (SEC) are to jointly install 5.1MW of solar power in 18 schools in the Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) in California.
The European Commission’s (EC) investigation into alleged dumping and illegal subsidisation of Chinese solar products could be set for a peaceful resolution according to the UK Solar Trade Association’s PV specialist, Ray Noble.
Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group has revealed that its PV industry foray that started with the acquisition of Chinese manufacturer Solarfun and last year included the bailout of Germany’s Q-Cells will become a “centrepiece” of the company’s future growth.
German PV manufacturer Robert Bürkle has announced the resignation of its managing director Hans-Joachim Bender.
Korean cell manufacturer Jusung is planning to open a 100MW capacity production plant in Kerala, India.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) has chosen a joint venture group between two locally owned companies, Johnson Melloh Solutions and Telamon, to construct a second 10 MW solar farm on Indianapolis International Airport (IND) property.
Solar developer Emmvee PV Power has announced the completion of the first 5MW of a 20MW PV power plant in Hindupur, in the eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
International Finance Corp (IFC), part of the World Bank, has approved the financing of several PV power projects in India over the following two years.
EPC contractor and PV manufacturer Conergy has completed of a 4.5MW solar farm in Hampshire, UK, for solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy.
Transmission equipment provider S&C Electric Company and independent power producer Green States Energy have inked a US$7.9 million contract for the construction of a 2.5MW solar plant near Roswell in New Mexico.
With 61% of its 827MW PV project backlog concentrated in the US, SunEdison has signed solar module manufacturing agreement with a Mexican-based subsidiary of sub-contractor Foxconn Technology.
The future of LDK Solar subsidiary Sunways looks increasingly uncertain after its banks cancelled its €6.6 million line of credit.
Global industry association SEMI has reported that PV manufacturing equipment bookings in 2012 slumped 74% to only US$1.31 billion, down from US$4.97 billion in 2011.
The PV module business is set to rebound in 2015 with leading companies returning to profitability on the back of slowing ASP declines, higher global installations and further company consolidation, according to the NPD Solarbuzz.
Micro-cap PV module manufacturer Westinghouse Solar does not expect to complete its merger with Australian renewable energy company CBD Energy until the third quarter of 2013.
Struggling SolarWorld is rumoured to be in talks with a Qatar-based investor to rescue the company from possible bankruptcy.
Solar project developer Belectric has connected what is said to be Europe’s largest thin-film solar PV plant to the grid in Templin, Germany.