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Some of the distinctive cylindrical photovoltaic modules produced by bankrupted US thin-film manufacturer Solyndra are being resold in Europe through Photon Energy, PV Tech has learned.
Liquidators for Cayman Islands-listed LDK Solar have said the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) appeal to the company’s delisting has been rescheduled from June to September 2014.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that US import duties applied to Chinese solar products in 2012 broke global trade rules.
The government-run Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded funding of AUD$18.5 million (US$17.3 million) to a hybrid energy project in South Australia.
A newly developed Fresnel lens by Fraunhofer ISE and produced by ORAFOL Fresnel Optics have been combined into Soitec’s ‘FLATCON’ CPV module and record efficiency multi-junction solar sells to provide a record module conversion efficiency of 36.7%.
Solar analysts Bridge to India have given a downbeat analysis of the help given to the Indian PV industry in last week’s national budget, claiming it missed key opportunities.
Sharp Corporation is exiting its a-Si thin-film joint venture in Europe with Enel at a cost of around US$141 million.
Negotiations to remove customs and excise tariffs on green goods, including solar cells and modules, will not solve existing anti-dumping actions, a US lobby group has warned.
In a bid to capture more utility-scale PV power plant business, SolarWorld and REC Solar are offering 72-cell modules in the US.
Major tier one PV manufacturer Trina Solar has secured its largest single module supply agreement in 2014, totalling 200MW with Chinese EPC firm, Zonergy a subsidiary of major telecoms company ZTE.
Japanese technology and equipment manufacturer, Choshu Industry Corporation (CIC) has installed the ‘SpotLIGHT’ cell tester from Meyer Burger subsidiary, Pasan for research on heterojunction (HJT) and busbar-less solar cells within next generation PV modules.
German PV module manufacturer, Solar-Fabrik has acquired the module manufacturing facility of insolvent Centrosolar, Sonnenstromfabrik, in Wismar, Germany, securing 143 jobs.
Trio are part of 14-strong group negotiating a deal to liberalise the trade of goods that reduce greenhouse gases, including PV cells and modules.
After its annus horribilis in 2013, Chinese module manufacturer Wuxi Suntech has said it is preparing to re-enter the US solar market.
Major Taiwanese PV suppliers such as Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power, Gintech Energy and Green Energy Technology all experienced revenue declines in June 2014 due to pending preliminary decisions on possible anti-dumping duties.