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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.
Kyocera Solar Corporation is supplying PV modules to the 19.6MW SoftBank Izumiotsu Solar Park being built for SoftBank by Mitsui and SB Energy Corp.
Norwegian manufacturer REC’s division into REC Solar and REC Silicon has made it possible for the company to “invest heavily in research and development again”, according to REC Solar’s senior vice president for sales and marketing, Luc Graré.
Chinese PV manufacturer Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has revealed it is bidding for Wuxi Suntech, the main manufacturing unit of debt-ridden Suntech Power Holdings.
Tested at the James Cook University’s Cyclone Testing Station (CTS) in Townsville, Australia, Hanwha Q CELLS ‘Q.PRO-G3’ modules have passed tests that include withstanding wind speeds of up to 240 km/h.
Renewable Energy Corporation (REC), has launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Cited as a ‘lighthouse project’ in Argentina, Schmid Group has signed a contract with a state-owned company, Energia Provincial Sociedad del Estado (EPSE) to build a 70MW, fully integrated monocrystalline PV module manufacturing plant in the Argentinean province of San Juan.
Indianapolis International Airport is to house what is said to be the largest solar farm at any US airport.
Module manufacturer, Jinko Solar is to supply panels for an 18.5MW solar farm.
Solar Exchange has been shortlisted as a semi-finalist in the ‘Start-Up Alley’ at Solar Power International (SPI), in Chicago.
Canadian Solar has sold two PV power plants totalling 20MW capacity to multinational investment management corporation Blackrock.
European module manufacturer, Solar-Fabrik has obtained new certification from VDE, giving it’s customers access to increased feed-in-tariff (FiT) rates in France.
NPD Solarbuzz has issued the latest Solarbuzz Quarterly report, in which the market research firm reports that end-market demand in the photovoltaic (PV) industry reached a record 9GW in the third quarter of 2013 globally.
German renewables project developer juwi has begun a joint venture in Dubai.
DEK Solar, Masdar and Upsolar were among the winners at the Solar Industry Awards 2013.
Canadian Solar Solutions, subsidiary of module manufacturer Canadian Solar has completed and sold two solar plants to TransCanada.
Hanwha SolarOne has supplied 8.2MW of solar modules to a citizen-funded solar project in Germany.
BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH has begun construction of a 19.5MW solar farm at the disused Parham Airfield in Great Glemham, Suffolk in the south of England.
Module manufacturer JA Solar has won a contract to supply panels for a 5MW project in Israel.