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International manufacturer SolarWorld has launched a fresh petition to end what it claims are anti-competitive activities by Chinese and Taiwanese PV manufacturers in the US.
Semiconductor technology group, Meyer Berger has announced an order from a European customer to provide CHF10 million (US$11 million) worth of components for a PV production line in South America.
According to NPD Solarbuzz, the PV industry has reached a tipping point that will propel the sector to an unprecedented demand in 2014.
Analysis firm EnergyTrend has predicted that global market demand for photovoltaics (PV) will total around 42GW in 2014.
The US department of energy is more than half way toward the final target of its cost cutting programme for solar energy.
Editor and guest blogs have continued to be a major attraction to the vast number of readers of PV Tech’s website. Based on traffic data provided by Google Analytics we are once again sharing the top 10 most read blogs from this year, itself a popular read in past years.
Accounts being audited due to SolarWorld’s financial restructuring activities have revealed the company will have to make extra non-cash impairment charges of around €140 million for its 2012 fiscal year.
Chinese manufacturer Trina Solar has been awarded a contract to supply 25MW of PV modules to the third phase of a 75MW solar power station, Bangchak Solar Energy Project, in Thailand.
Workers at Spanish PV manufacturer Isofotón’s Malaga factory have ratified a redundancy package that will effectively mean the closure of the facility from early 2014.
Following on from recent projections for the PV industry, market research firm IHS has revealed key developments and issues for the sector in 2014.
Shunfeng Photovoltaic has announced that one of its largest shareholders has paid the RMB2.5 billion (US$412 million) balance for Suntech’s manufacturing arm.
Long-term quality assurance testing at Sharp Corporation on DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions backsheet and metallisation pastes have been concluded with the materials passing stringent tests.
A major Korea-based PV module manufacturer has placed an initial order with Spire Corporation for advanced test and metrology equipment as part of a capacity expansion programme.
Solar energy firm Sunpower has secured a 20MW order from Japanese low-carbon energy firm Ecomax.
Subsidiary of industrial group Martifer, Martifer Solar has completed a 3.5MW rooftop installation in Brussels.