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PV equipment and module turnkey line supplier, Spire Corporation expects higher order intake and sales within the PV sector in 2014, posting a 26% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2014 to US$4.1 million, compared to the prior year period
Module manufacturer and project developer Canadian Solar has surpassed guidance on module shipments and revenue.
German solar company JVG Thoma has announced that it is scheduled to begin production of a desert PV module manufacturing facility in Tunis, Tunisia, by early June.
India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has found evidence of dumping of foreign modules imported from the US, China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
Australia looks set to become the latest country to get embroiled in a trade dispute with China over so-called ‘dumping’ practises, following an announcement that the Australian Government Anti-Dumping Commission will carry out an investigation into the matter.
The first phase of the Philippines’ first utility-scale solar power plant is now online.
According to NPD Solarbuzz, Sharp Corporation shipped the highest volume of PV modules in the world in the first quarter of 2014, something it has been unable to achieve in the last five years.
Yingli Green will act as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner on a 5MW ground mount PV project in Thailand as part of a consortium contracted by the country’s main state owned utility.
April figures from Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER) reveal that more than 3GW of PV has been installed in Australia across more than a million roofs.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne is to expand solar cell and PV module manufacturing capacity in 2014 to meet increased demand.
Welspun Renewable Energy has announced the commissioning of the largest solar project in the southern state of Karnataka, India.
Eurotron, a developer of back-contact solar cell processing equipment has opened a new ‘Competence Center’ to provide lab to fab testing and pre-production services for MWT, EWT, HJBC and IBC solar cell/module technologies.
Sharp Corporation’s solar PV segments returned to profitability in 2013 as sales in its cell segment increased 68.9% to US$4.3 billion (¥439 billion) and ahead of previous guidance of ¥430 billion.
PV module encapsulant material supplier, STR Holdings continues to struggle transitioning its business and product portfolio after loosing its major customer, First Solar earlier in 2013.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JA Solar beat all key financial guidance metrics in the first quarter of 2014, due primarily to strong PV module demand coming from Japan and the UK.