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PV manufacturer and project developer Centrosolar is to dispose of its solar glass operations due to falling market prices and sales volumes.
Japanese thin-film PV manufacturer Solar Frontier is planning to restart its module production line at its Miyazaki No.2 Plant in Kiyotakecho, Miyazaki, Japan, on 1 July 2013.
China has told the European Union to expect a fightback if it imposes trade duties on Chinese solar products.
Taiwanese module manufacturer Winaico has delivered its polycrystalline PV modules for installation at the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre (DKASC), a solar demonstration facility in Alice Springs.
Innotech Solar (ITS), a Scandinavian-German module manufacturer, is to ramp up its module production capacity from 60MW to 100MW and could even expand to 170MW.
JA Solar’s strategy of shifting sales from solar cells to modules has been achieved but at the cost of flat-lining business that started in 2011 and is expected to continue in 2013.
Meyer Burger Group net sales in 2012 fell 51% to CHF645.2 million (US$684 million) on the back of overcapacity across its fields served in the PV industry.
US-based module manufacturer SunPower has been ranked in the three top places in the PHOTON International module yield test in 2012.
Italian PV manufacturer Sunerg Solar is to open a second production line at its factory in the region of Umbria.
According to reports, Suntech Power Holdings Dr. Shi, the ousted Executive Chairman and current CEO, David King have both been detained by Chinese police.
Solar manufacturer Bosch Solar Energy is reviewing its future in the solar industry amid heavy losses suffered in 2012.
Several environmental organisations have written to the US trade representative urging the US to drop its trade case against India and instead to support the country’s domestic solar industry.
Insolvency and restructuring proceedings are to go ahead for Suntech’s main operations in China.
The Suntech Power Holdings saga has quickly led to questions being asked of the financial health of other leading China-based PV manufacturers.
Suntech Power Holdings has revealed that a group of eight Chinese banks have filed a petition for insolvency and restructuring of the company’s main manufacturing subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech.