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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.