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PV equipment specialist, Spire Corporation said that its founder, Roger G. Little would retire at the end of the year and serve only as chairman.
Strong demand for modules in the third quarter of 2013, meant JA Solar reported increased product shipments and revenue, while reducing losses.
LDK Solar has reported increased shipments, higher revenue and reduced losses for the third quarter of 2013, while cash levels also improved by approximately US$10 million after plummeting to only US$85.1 million in the previous quarter.
Automobile manufacturer, SEAT, part of the Volkswagen group, has completed an 11MW PV project on the roof of its factory in Martorell, Spain.
Spanish module manufacturer Tamesol is reported to be planning a new 50MW production line at its facility in Girona, northern Spain.
Bosch has sold its solar cell and module operations in Arnstadt, Germany to SolarWorld, securing around 800 jobs, according to an official statement from the company. Financial details were not disclosed.
The Dutch economy ministry has announced that Netherlands module manufacturing equipment supplier Eurotron will supply a PV module production line to a manufacturer in Qatar.
Module manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells is to deliver modules to a 42.5MW solar farm in Ontario.
PV equipment supplier Spire Corporation said that it had completed the installation of a turn-key module assembly line for an unidentified customer in Eastern Europe.
Voltec Solar has signed an agreement to deliver solar panels with French wind energy company, La Compagnie du Vent, GDF Suez Group.
South Korean manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has supplied 12.9MW of HSL modules for a several solar parks in Portugal.
Updated. Market research firm, IHS has reiterated growth projections for PV installations in 2013 of 35GW, while forecasting growth of only 15% to just over 40GW in 2014.
SMA’s Canadian subsidiary is supplying inverters for a 100MW PV plant in Ontario, said to be the largest solar plant in Canada.
Still waiting for an upturn in solar module equipment orders, Spire Corporation reported third quarter revenue of US$4.2 million, slightly up from US$3.6 million reported in the second-quarter and up from US$2.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Trina Solar, one of the last major tier one module manufacturers to embrace the downstream project business model, is planning to have 30% of annual revenue attributed to PV power plant projects in the next three years.