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PV module manufacturer, ET Solar has moved downstream and entered the UK market as an EPC to construct an 8.4MWp ground-mounted PV power plant in the village of Bridgewater in Somerset.
JinkoSolar reported total shipments over 1.9GW and revenue of US$1.17 billion in 2013, with full-year profitability secured and becomes the first China-based tier 1 PV manufacturer to do so after more than two years of losses within the sector.
A JV PV module assembly plant (Vitec Global Solar) between ReneSola and semiconductor and electrical products supplier, Vitec will produce Virtus II modules at the plant in Japan with an annual nameplate capacity of 80MW.
LDK Solar has appointed provisional liquidators in the Cayman Islands as it begins insolvency proceedings.
PV plant provider, S.A.G Solarstrom has sold a collection of German projects.
Having worked with the Australian National University (ANU), the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and PV Lighthouse, a two-year R&D program with Trina Solar to develop an Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) solar cell is set to be commercialised.
Global module manufacturer, JA Solar Holdings is to supply 7.8MW of modules to large-scale UK developer, British Solar Renewables.
US testing and certification firm Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has expanded the scope of its warning over the use of counterfeit safety marks on PV modules made by Florida-based Blue Chip Energy.
Integrated PV EPC firm, Martifer Solar said it was building a 78.4MWp portfolio of PV power plants in the UK for Lightsource Renewable Energy, a major player in the PV energy generation market.
Infrastructure management company, based in South Africa, Engevix has installed a pilot PV plant in Brazil.
The new-look Wuxi Suntech plans an expansion of its sales team in Europe with the UK picked out as a particularly strong prospect.
Multinational firm International Solar Utilities is planning to develop 600MW of PV power and 300MW of PV manufacturing capacity in Ghana, West Africa.
A modest decline of around 10% in the feed-in tariff rate is expected in Japan, while near term demand for solar remains “very strong” in the country, according to Deutsche Bank.
Japanese PV manufacturer, Kyocera is preparing to launch solar modules around mid-year with multicrystalline cells with 18.6% conversion efficiency.
In a strategic move ahead of possible new anti-dumping duties being imposed on c-Si PV manufacturers in China and Taiwan, CIGS thin-film producer, TSMC Solar has selected Centrosolar America as its exclusive distributor in North America.